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Why DCC?

With 2.7M baby boomers retiring plus economic expansion, the demand for qualified individuals in the field of advanced manufacturing is quickly rising. As technology has advanced, so has the skill set required of these individuals. DCC’s Integrated Machining Technology (IMT), Precision Machining Technology (PMT) and Dimensional Inspection Programs train students to meet the demands of this dynamic industry.

attending-parentsWith dedicated instructors and cutting edge technology from industry partners across the globe, DCC quickly prepares students for lucrative and satisfying careers in advanced manufacturing. With low tuition rates and annual scholarships, DCC sets the standard for an affordable quality education.

Graduate Without the Student Debt

Why should you consider a two year program? Students enrolling in a two-year school graduate with less student debt. According to the College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, the average tuition and fees for a public two-year school for 2015-16 was $3435 as compared to $9410 for a public four-year school. Low tuition costs combined with available financial aid and scholarships allows graduates to start their careers with only a small amount or even zero student loan debt.

It is also becoming clear that two-year degrees and occupational certificate programs often offer earnings as high as or higher than a typical four-year degree. What you study matters more than where you study, and data compiled by College Measures shows that a technical degree or certificate frequently carries a higher value in the labor market than a bachelor’s degree. In the state of Virginia, graduates with technical associate’s degrees earn more their first year than their counterparts with bachelor’s degrees (on average 5.5% more).

Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Integrated Machining Technology Program

The Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) Program at the Gene Haas Center is a specialized third-year advanced manufacturing program conducted in a high precision CNC manufacturing cell equipped with industry relevant technology. Supported by a faculty with extensive manufacturing experience, this program is specifically designed to prepare you for a career in high precision manufacturing. Students apply their skills in an advanced machining flow-cell and receive fully integrated training that meets the needs of today’s industries. Learn More…

Precision Machining Program

The Precision Machining Technology Program provides students with the skills necessary for high paying jobs in precision manufacturing. Over the past 10 years, the program has acquired an impressive job placement rate in this fast-growing field, with new opportunities across the nation. Students gain knowledge in a wide variety of machining applications, such as basic machine tool operation and CNC programming. Learn More…

Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program

DCC’s in-depth Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program covers all of the necessary topics to become a dimensional inspector in a precision manufacturing or design environment. Students in this program must complete a minimum of 28 credit hours, making it possible for them to complete all courses in 9 months. Learn More…

The Scholarship Program at DCC

DCC offers a variety of scholarships for students in many categories. To apply now, please visit DCC Scholarship Application. Please see below to read about our Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships.

Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships

We have scholarship programs specifically targeted to students wishing to enter the precision machining field.

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships

GHFDanville Community College (DCC) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) receive an annual award from the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) that will be used to provide scholarships to future students enrolled in the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining Program and the Precision Machining Technology Program at Danville Community College.  Read more...

Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship

Female students attending Danville Community College and who are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing can now apply for the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship to continue their education. This scholarship has been established by the DCC Educational Foundation and is awarded annually to females enrolling in the Dimensional Inspection Program or the Integrated Machining Technology Program.  Read more...

James R. Meissner, II Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The James R. Meissner II Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Judith Meissner in January 1998 in memory of her husband who was a long-time faculty member in the Precision Machining Technology program. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time freshman or sophomore who is enrolled in the Precision Machining Technology program and who has maintained at least a 3.00 GPA.  Read more...

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To become a student at DCC, please fill out our online application. For help, please go to our Online Application Guide. If you would like to speak with someone in DCC’s Admissions and Records Office about the admission or registration process, call 434-797-8467.

Admission to HTEC Teacher Training and our Short-term and Specialized Training courses is a separate, non-credit process. To enroll in these courses, please go to HTEC Teacher Training or Short-term and Specialized Training.

Tuition and Fees
Virginia Residents – $148.75 per credit hour*
Military I/S Active Duty – $148.75 per credit hour*
Military O/S Contract – $168.75 per credit hour*
Out-of-State Residents – $345.35 per credit hour*+
E-Rate (In-State residents) – $147.75 per credit hour**
E-Rate (Out-of-State residents) – $249.75 per credit hour**+
Business Contract Rate – $228.75 per credit hour**+

Include the following fee as appropriate:
Maintenance Fee – $1.00 per credit for credits taken on campus

* Includes an $8.50 per credit Information Technology fee, the Maintenance Fee and a $1.50 per credit Student Activity Fee.

** The e-rate is applicable to designated distance-learning courses delivered entirely over the Internet. This includes an $8.50 per credit Information Technology Fee.

+ Out-of-State residents also pay a $20.00 per credit Capital Fee.

TMS Tuition Payment Plan
DCC provides payment plan options to help you afford your education. The cost to participate is a $35, $40 or a $45 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester, depending on the number of payments. Payment is by Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) or credit/debit card (Discover, Mastercard, Visa and Amex). Payments are processed on the 20th of the month and continue until the balance is paid in full. A service fee of 2.5% is assessed on each credit card transaction.

To Enroll in the Program:

  • Go to
  • Log on to myDCC then click on VCCS SIS Student Information System
  • Click on the VCCS SIS89: Student Information System option
  • From the Self Service page, click on Student Center
  • Under Finances, click on Apply TMS Payment Plan
  • Once enrolled, manage payment plan at

Availability of the TMS Payment Plan is determined by DCC. The college may elect not to have the plan available during specific times and dates during registration. Do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. Always review your agreement balance online through or call the DCC Business Office at 434-797-8418 to confirm the change.

After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment in the TMS payment plan. If you need additional information, please contact the Danville TMS representative at 800-337-0291.

Apply for Financial Aid
The College has an extensive financial assistance program. Please call the DCC Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Center at 1-855-844-3634 for any questions related to financial aid or your student account or go to the Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Website for assistance.

The important first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately, even before you’re informed of your admissions decision. The application should be completed each year. You can:

  • Apply online at (This is highly recommended.)
  • Go to and download a PDF version of the FAFSA to complete and mail or fax for processing.
  • Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) and request a paper application.

Federal School Code: 003758

The Financial Aid Office is located in Wyatt Room 101 and can be reached by phone at 1-855-844-3634 or by email at Beginning March 17th, 2016, all Financial Aid communications will be electronic. Please make sure you know how to log into your MyDCC and student email accounts. Everything you need to know will be online. For more help, go to How to Review Your Awards Online.

Department of Student Services
Take advantage of our many services for current and prospective students such as tutoring, academic/career counseling, employment, job placement, and assistance for students with physical and learning disabilities. Call us at 434-797-8467 for find out more about our programs and student services.
Student Activities
Ready to have some fun? DCC has many activities, organizations and clubs for interested students. Go to Clubs and Organizations for more information.
How to Get Around DCC


Fred Betts

Fred Betts

Career Coach

Amanda Hylton

Amanda Hylton

Program Administrator

DCC Main Campus
1008 S Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining
230 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540