New River Community College (NRCC) programs can be used to build a career, continue an education, or certify a hobbyist. Students in two-year programs are set up with internships so they’re able to enter the workforce immediately after graduation with jobs as civil engineers, design technicians, CAD technicians, and additive manufacturers. NRCC students work on programs that prepare them for both unmanned aerial and ground vehicle projects. They also get hands-on experience with additive manufacturing using 3D printers, laser liquid polymers, selective laser centering, and 3D scanning.
The Engineering Design Program at NRCC has been recognized by the American Drafting and Design Association (ADDA) as one of the top programs in the country.