DMC Certification Program

The Aerospace industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified aviation professionals that is threatening the expansion and maintenance of the Global airline fleets over the next decade. The industry is out pacing its workforce and many employers are searching for skilled applicants that can hit the ground running. Industry-recognized certifications are a great way to get the focused training and specialized skills needed to make an impact in the future of aerospace. NC3 and DMC's training is creating an opportunity for individuals to enter a workforce that is dynamic, stable, innovative, and growing.

About DMC

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation (DMC) is the recognized leading manufacturer of application tooling for the aircraft, aerospace, and high reliability electronics industries, with experience that spans seven decades. Our products have been used on virtually every Defense System, Aircraft Program, Land or Sea Going Transport System, Space Exploration Program, and in many other types of manufacturing and support activities.

History of the Partnership

DMC has supported the aerospace industry for over 70 and we were searching for a platform to help train the technicians and engineers of tomorrow. We knew we needed to inspire students at the high school and college level and show them that the future of aerospace is bright and that they are critically needed. NC3 saw the same need we did, and together, we are filling the gaps in the aerospace workforce to create a brighter and safer industry for the future. DMC is also proud to work with NC3's founding industry partner, Snap-on Inc., to distribute our Precision Electrical Termination Certification Kit.

Value of the Partnership

Our partnership with NC3 and the Train-the-Trainer program is helping us develop the workforce of tomorrow with “Skills for Life”. It's more than just learning one discipline, it giving individuals of all ages the skills they need to make a positive impact on their community, our economy, and their families future.

Future of the Partnership

We want to continue to provide the instructors and trainers within our industry with the skills they need to help develop our youth. In the future, we believe the Precision Electrical Termination Certification can be in every aviation high school and college as a supplement to the current curriculum. We also believe the FAA will see the benefits of this program and implement an FAA certified course based upon the curriculum of PETC.

Transform Your Program

The current landscape of workforce training has relied upon “on-the-job” training. Unfortunately, we are seeing a huge gap between those leaving the workforce due to retirement and those entering it. This leaves the traditional model of knowledge transfer with a knowledge gap. Certifications are a great way to fill this gap, they offer a structured learning environment that reinforces the curriculum they are learning in “theory” with hands-on labs. When they test and pass the course, they are ready to hit the ground running with the support of DMC and NC3.

Certification Offered

NC3 Certifications:
  • Give technical school students exceptional hands-on experience in state-of-the-art learning environments
  • Provide access to the most current, relevant curriculum available
  • Are taught in well-equipped labs
  • Help address skilled workforce needs regionally and nationally

Current DMC Certification

Frank van den Berge

NC3 Program Manager | Snap-on


Ask me how I can help build DMC/Snap-on certifications into your industry programs.

Where Can I Use These Certifications?

  • Electrical components and wiring
  • High reliability wire harnesses
  • Avionics
  • Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) of electrical components
    and Aircraft
  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO)
Military Defense Systems Technology
  • Mission critical electrical components and wiring
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Intelligence and integrated system

  • High reliability wiring
  • Railway, autonomous vehicles, automotive
Power Generation and Distribution
  • High voltage wiring
Space Exploration
  • Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) of electrical components and spacecraft
  • Satellites

DMC + Snap-on: NC3 Aviation Center of Excellence

The need of well-trained aviation maintenance technicians has never been more urgent than now. Together with NC3, industry partners DMC and Snap-on, Inc., partner with aviation and career and technical education schools around the country to train the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians through NC3 certifications and professional aviation Centers of Excellence.

A Look into the DMC Technology

DMC’s multiconductor cable stripper is one of the newest innovations from Daniels Manufacturing Corporation. Shielded twisted cable is common in all digital electronic networks, and takes new techniques to process. The skills you learn in this course will give experience in the latest precision termination technologies.

Electrical troubleshooting is something that is done daily to keep the electrical systems in aerospace vehicles in peak performance. This add-on curriculum is something that can be added to the PET Certification Kit in order to add a diagnostics element to your training.

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    Tricia Munoz
    Director of Work-Based Learning Engagement
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    Dr. Sheree Utash | President
    WSU Tech
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    Clark Coco | Dean
    Washburn Institute of Technology
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  • NC3 provides a key strategy for community and technical colleges in aligning training needs with industry requirements. An industry certification adds a credential link from a degree to a career.
    Bryan D. Albrecht | President
    Gateway Technical College | Kenosha, WI
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    Bryan Albrecht
    President, Gateway Technical College
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    Bryan Albrecht
    President & CEO, Gateway Technical College
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    Bryan Schiedler
    Project Manager, Linn-Benton Community College
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    Roger Tadajewski
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    Global Leader IC3, Certiport
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    Clark Coco
    Retired Dean of Washburn Institute of Technology
  • Thank you for teaching an excellent class.  I was concerned about the ability to learn this type of curriculum at a distance but was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly and how professional the course ran. You were over-prepared and kept the class moving at a good pace, but still allowed time for questions and interaction. Well done.
    Daniel Fuller, Professor & Chair Automotive Technology Department
    Gateway Community College
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    David Clark | Superintendent of Operations
    Pima Community College
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    Gateway Technical College
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  • Dwayne Cowan, VP of Sales
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    Dwayne Cowan, VP of Sales
    Thermo King Americas
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    Earl Bailey
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    Tony Bean, Mechatronics Instructor
    Rowan Cabarrus Community College
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    Nancy Wilson, NC3 Master Instructor
    Lawson State Community College
  • Dr. Angeline Godwin, President
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    Dr. Angeline Godwin, President
    Patrick & Henry Community College
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    Greg Herker
    Palmer Hamilton
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    James King
    Retired - Executive Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
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    James King
    Retired - Executive Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
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  • Jeremy Smith
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    Jeremy Smith
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    Park High School
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    Kevin Valentino
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    Ben Mcfarland
    Gateway Technical College
  • The NC3 and Lincoln Electric Program is especially meaningful since it aligns closely with my goals to help bridge the gap between training and industry and increase the number of skilled welders ready to enter the workforce.
    Brett Camacho
    Fresno City College
  • Transport refrigeration is one of the most vital industries today and as long as people need fresh food, it will be a great place to find opportunities for work and to grow!  Most people don’t think about how produce makes it to their local store, but I can say with high confidence that more often than not a Thermo King transport refrigeration solution was involved.  This partnership with NC3 and Thermo King will be a key factor in raising the awareness of students to this incredible industry and the amazing job opportunities it brings.
  • The time is now to focus on technical education in America. Let's bring back the dignity of work.
    Nick Pinchuk | Chairman & CEO
    Snap-on Incorporated
  • James Henderson
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    James Henderson
    Smoky Valley High School, Kansas
  • The unique thing about NC3 is that all students get our certifications at no charge! Every student, regardless of their economic background, has the ability to get an NC3 certification - endorsed by industry and carry that out into the marketplace.
    Roger Tadajewski
    Executive Director, NC3
  • The partnership between Starrett, NC3 and WSU Tech is helping our students bridge the gap between their tribal knowledge of measurement and precision measuring. Being able to provide our students the opportunity to become certified in PMI and AMI aids them in the Wichita area job market as these qualifications are highly recommended in certain industries, and has even become a selling point during job interviews. We try to impress upon our students the importance of being able to acquire and use these skills, none of which would be possible without Starrett’s continued presence in both our classrooms and in industry itself.
    Jeremy King | Lead Faculty, Design Technology
    WSU Tech
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    Kevin Kally | Machine Technology Instructor
    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
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    Ira Friedman | Precision Tool Education Manager
    L.S. Starrett Company
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    Steve Lehr
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    Pat Archambault, Trane Education Program Manager
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