Surry Community College will be offering three sections of Machining Technology I classes starting in August. The first one will be offered Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17 through Dec. 14. The second one will be offered on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 17 through Dec. 9. Both of these classes will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The third opportunity to take the class will be on Monday and Wednesday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and on Friday from 8 to 10 a.m., Aug. 17 through Dec. 14 at the Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. The class will cost $183. This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. Salaries for machinists average $19.03 an hour with a yearly salary averaging $39,570 according to information obtained from O*NET, www.onetcenter.org. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications, and resumes. Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for this Workforce Training course. There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of the courses. Complete the form at surry.edu/funding to see if you are eligible. For more information or to register for a class, call (336) 386-3618 or email email@example.com. You may also register online.
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