FAQs

What types of training do you offer at Danville Community College HTEC CNC Training Center?

As our name implies,the HTEC CNC Training Center focuses its training programs on CNC programming and machining and related subjects. Classes range from three day NIMS Level 1 to three day NIMS Level 2 training and certifications.

Do you offer an Associate Degree program at the HTEC CNC Training Center?

No, we do not offer an Associate Degree program at the HTEC CNC Training Center.  DCC offers a two year Diploma program called the Precision Machining Technology program and it serves traditional college students. The HTEC CNC Training Center trains and certifies everyone else: HTEC teachers, incumbent workers in the workforce,military Veterans and civilian adult learners, and even sales representatives looking for technical training to help them become better salesmen. 

What certifications do you offer?

The HTEC CNC Training center classes are based on industry recognized NIMS credentials. All of the seminar style classes are designed as "blended learning" classes,meaning that they are a combination of textbook, online, and hands-on training. Each class is based around a specific credential or certification.

Are there any scholarships available for your classes?

Yes, the Gene Haas Foundation provides scholarships for teachers that amount to 1/2 off tuition for each class. The funds are held in an account in the DCC Foundation and in order for teachers to apply the scholarship funds to the cost of the training, they only need to verify that they are currently employed as a teacher.

What model Haas machines do you have at the HTEC Training Center?

The DCC HTEC CNC Training Center has a total of 22 Haas machines in its CNC lab. Models are: ten Super Mini Mill 2, eight TL-1 Lathes, one VF-1 Mill, one Mini Mill, one HL-4 Lathe, and one EC-400 Horizontal Mill, Also there are five 5-axis trunnion tables and five 4-axis rotary tables. DCC utilizes 12 Haas Simulators for instruction also.

What can students earn for successful completion of the HTEC Training Center classes?

Students can earn either a NIMS Level 1 Lathe, NIMS Level 1 Mill, NIMS Level 2 Lathe, or NIMS Level 2 Mill Setup and Programming Certification. In addition to the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials, all students that successfully complete each CNC training course will earn a Danville Community College HTEC Certificate of Completion. 

Are there hotels in the Danville area and do they give discounts for trainees?

Yes, there are several hotels in the Danville, VA and surrounding areas. Prices are subject to change,but generally they provide a modest discount for DCC trainees. 

How far do people travel to receive training at the DCC HTEC Training Center?

DCC HTEC usually serves people from eastern North America but can serve from anywhere. The DCC HTEC CNC Training Center one of just a few teacher training centers for the entire North American HTEC Network of nearly 1500 schools that use Haas CNC machines in their training programs.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the training class?

You only need to bring the class materials that you are working on prior to the hands-on training. We will provide the following items for you to use during the training: safety glasses, a memory stick, computer stations as needed, hand tools and measuring tools, a Haas simulator, and of course a Haas CNC machine.

Do you offer custom classes?

Yes! We offer custom classes to suit your needs. One example is that we sometimes combine classes like NIMS CNC Milling level 1 and NIMS CNC turning Level 1. Instead of running them in separate 3-day classes, we will combine them and run them over a 5 day period Monday through Friday. Sometimes we will combine level 1 and level 2 classes over the period of a week.

What time do your classes run?

The three-day NIMS classes run from 8:00AM to 4:30PM each day. 

What online training curriculum do you use?

The DCC HTEC CNC Training Center uses the Immerse2Learn web-based training system for the online portion of the NIMS classes. The online portion of the training usually takes about 4-5 weeks to complete prior to the hands-on training at the DCC HTEC CNC Training Center. This blended approach allows students to do more hands-on training in the lab. 

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