Training Certifications

Training Programs at SoVA CME

SoVA CME offers three industry-related advanced training programs with a variety of levels and certifications for students, seasoned workers looking to further their careers, and veterans looking for options after military service. Click on the titles below to read more about each program and corresponding certificates.

Foundational courses for certifications are offered at Southern Virginia Higher Education CenterDanville Community College, and Southside Virginia Community College. Contact SVHEC, DCC, or SVCC for more details.

Precision Machining

Over a century ago, machining was a hand-held process. Today, precision machining uses computer programs such CAD (computer aided design) or CAM (computer aided manufacturing) to guide the cutting tools. The software program on the computer is connected to the machining equipment which uses its tools to precisely duplicate, in three dimensions, the item from the computer program. The machining equipment will repeat the process over and over again without flaw.

Precision machining can be performed on many types of materials such as: steel, ceramics, glass, plastics, wood, aluminum, copper, etc.

Students can obtain foundational precision machining training through Danville Community College, located in Danville, VA, or Southside Virginia Community College, located in Emporia, VA. Once students have completed foundational training programs, they may continue more advanced training through the SoVA CME. Students will have the opportunity to earn valuable, industry-driven certifications through…

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What is mechatronics?  Based on the diagram below, mechatronics combines mechanical, electrical, computer, and software & control engineering in order to design and manufacture a product.

Mechatronics Diagram

SoVA CME offers three SIEMENS Certifications: Level 1: Siemens Certified Mechatronic System Assistant, Level 2: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate, & Level 3: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Professional. All advanced training will take place at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) while foundational courses will be taken at Danville Community College (DCC) or Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC).

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Individuals completing Welding training through the SoVA CME learn MIG, TIG, Stick, and Pipe welding, and can earn assessment-based, industry-recognized credentials through the American Welding Society and National Center for Construction Education & Research. Courses and training are located at multiple locations in Southern Virginia:

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