Skill Certifications

Targeted workforce training

Stanly Community College

141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 982-0121

CNC Machinist

Stanly Community College (SCC) offers a two-semester training program for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinists. This program is unique to the region in that it partners with local industry and provides not only basic and CNC machining but also alternative machining training.

Students who complete the two-semester training program will have completed 408 contact hours that include:

  • OSHA (10 Hour Certification)
  • Blue Print Reading I & II
  • Basic Measuring Instruments
  • Math
  • Manual Mill & Lathe
  • Basic Programming
  • CAM Programming Mill & Lathe
  • CNC Lathe & Mill Operation
  • Advanced Machining Techniques
  • Intro to Lean Mfg
  • Career Readiness Certificate

For more information, please contact Stanly Community College’s Eagle's One Stop at (704) 991-0123.

Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) Certificate

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify development and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks.  Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

Special emphasis is placed on computer literacy, computer-aided design (CAD), data communications, electronic communications systems (telecommunications), as well as industrial controls (Programmable Logic Controller), microprocessor systems, and industrial control transducers.  On-line (Internet) experience is also an integral part of the EET program as much of the course work provides hands-on laboratory experiments that often include accessing the web.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

For more information, please contact Gary Hatley at (704) 991-0135 or by email at

Industrial Systems Technology

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics/welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered. Upon completion of this curriculum graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

Programs offered include:
Machining Certificate
Welding Certificate

For more information, please contact Jeff Parsons at (704) 991-0321 or by email at


Stanly Community College now offers a training program that will provide students entry level trade knowledge and technical skill(s) in the area of Welding. 

Metal working, welding, and fabrication industries offer consistent employment and advancement opportunities for technically trained and skill qualified individuals. Our welding program courses provide students with basic theory, practical application, and a working knowledge of welding processes in preparation for entry-level trade positions. 

Development of welder skills, techniques, and procedure ability is a primary focus of each welding program course. Typical Welding program courses include:

  • Arc Welding Fundamentals
  • S.M.A.W.—Electric Arc Stick Welding
  • G.M.A.W.—MIG I Wire Feed Welding
  • G.T.A.W.—Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Fabrication and Repair
  • Welding Level I Welder

For more program information contact Ed Gann, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at 704-991-0318 or email


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