Gene Haas Foundation donates $15,000 to SCC machining student scholarships

Posted at: Sep 25


DOBSON — The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC (computerized numeric control) machinist training.

Kip Asmuth, Haas specialist, made a special trip to visit the Dobson campus and present the check to Corey Easter, lead instructor of Surry’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships given to students who are pursing a certificate, diploma or degree in Machining at the college.

The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

Coursework may include manual machining, computerapplications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machiningoperations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations. Additional information about the Machining program may be obtained by contacting, Corey Easter at 336-386-3219 or [email protected] The program also can be followed at