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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.

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Some continuing education courses are eligible for scholarship funding.
Please contact the NCWorks Career Center at (828) 694-1755 for more information.

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

January 18, 2022 – August 10, 2022

Spring 2022:

  • Transylvania County Campus
  • Tuesday & Thursday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; plus online component
  • Course #: MEC-8028-331
  • Cost: $231.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below

Summer 2022:

  • Henderson County Campus
  • Monday 5 – 7 p.m.; plus online component
  • Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m.; plus online component

Industrial Maintenance

  • Meets January 14, 2022 – May 27, 2022
  • 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

Certified Logistics Technician

  • More Dates will be forthcoming for Fall 2022.

Non-Destructive Testing QA/QC

  • Meets January 18, 2022 – May 17, 2022
  • Tuesday through Thursday; 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Henderson County Campus
  • Course #: WLD-8141-301
  • Cost: $256.30 plus the cost of any required texts and materials listed below

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