advanced manufacturing equipment

For High Demand Jobs

  • Transform your tomorrow and enhance your career.
  • Start with one of these new courses.

Blue Ridge has developed four new short-term course offerings designed to provide YOU with the critical knowledge, competencies, and skills in high demand for our advanced manufacturing and other employers in Henderson County, Transylvania County, and across the region.

Scholarship funds are available to support the cost of these courses. All courses listed below are eligible for the GEER Scholarship. To apply for the GEER scholarship, visit blueridge.edu/geer.

Training for Pratt & Whitney

New regional employer Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines, has endorsed three of the training courses below (Machining Fundamentals, Industrial Maintenance, and Non-Destructive Testing QA/QC) offered by Blue Ridge Community College. Successful completion of one or more of the endorsed courses will provide you with a waiver for the 32-hour pre-employment assessment required by Pratt & Whitney and give you a guaranteed interview providing a pre-screening of your application is complete.

Machining Fundamentals

  • Meets August 24, 2021 – May 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, Thursday; 5-9 p.m.
  • Transylvania County Campus
  • Course #: MEC-8028-331
  • Cost: $231.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below
    This course is eligible for the GEER Scholarship.

Industrial Maintenance

  • Meets August 23, 2021 – December 14, 2021
  • Monday through Thursday; 5-9 p.m.
  • Henderson County Campus
  • Course #: MNT-8019-301
  • Cost: $281.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below
    This course is eligible for the GEER Scholarship.

Certified Logistics Technician

  • Meets June 1 – July 28, 2021
  • Monday through Thursday, evenings, times to be announced
  • Henderson County Campus
  • Course #: LOG-8003-301
  • Cost: $306.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below
    This course is eligible for the GEER Scholarship.

Non-Destructive Testing QA/QC

  • Meets August, 24 – December, 16 2021 (Except Nov 11 & Thanksgiving Week)
  • Tuesday through Thursday; 5pm – 8pm
  • Henderson County Campus
  • Course #: WLD-8141-301
  • Cost: $256.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below
    This course is eligible for the GEER Scholarship.

Contact Us

Economic and Workforce Development Division
Call: (828) 694-1735
Email: ewdce@blueridge.edu
Visit: One Stop on the Henderson County Campus, Sink Building