For Immediate Release




DANVILLE, VA, August 27, 2009 – Danville Community College is now recruiting the next class for its Manufacturing Technician program. Classes are being planned for September in Halifax County , as well as in Danville. Information sessions for an upcoming program in the Halifax County area will be held Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston (820 Bruce Street). The next class in Halifax County is set to begin Sept. 28.

The short-term 26-credit program is offered in cooperation with area companies and organizations that are seeking highly skilled workers. Participants develop a strong knowledge of the skills required in manufacturing within a concise and flexible schedule. The certification can be completed in as little as 10 weeks and covers a variety of topics including Business Ethics, Applications in Motor Controls, DC and AC Circuits, KeyTrain Remediation, Team Concepts and Problem Solving, World Class Manufacturing I, Industrial Methods, Survey of Computer Software Applications, Basic Fluid Mechanics-Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Mechanical Maintenance I, Industrial Safety and Preparation for Employment.

Funds may be available to assist with tuition for the program. For more details, or to register for an Information Session, please contact Gerald Sexton in DCC’s Workforce Services Office, at 434.797.6437, or click here.

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