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Become a Metallica Scholar

Rock. Enroll.

What's the connection between heavy metal and enrolling at FRCC?


These rock icons are big supporters of skilled trade education—and want to help career and technical students at FRCC. Through their foundation, All Within My Hands (AWMH), they're partnering with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to offer the Metallica Scholars Initiative. With scholarships and support, this program can help you get the training you need to begin a rewarding career.

If you're looking for a career in the trades, keep reading to find out how you can become a Metallica Scholar.

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Become a Metallica Scholar at FRCC

If you're enrolled in any of the five programs listed below, you can become a Metallica Scholar. This means you can receive:

  • A scholarship of up to $3000 to go towards tuition
  • Student services and supports 
  • Additional student expenses may be covered
How to Get Started


Five In-Demand Programs


With our hands-on training, you'll be ready for in-demand jobs across a variety of industries, including automation & engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, precision machining, optics technology and welding technology.

You’ll be learning from instructors who are passionate and experts in their fields. And, you’ll have access to state of the art facilities. In Longmont, you’ll find FRCC’s cutting-edge Center for Integrated Manufacturing.  At our Larimer Campus,  both our welding facility and instructors are certified by the American Welding Society.

Whatever program you choose, you'll learn the latest techniques and technologies from faculty that are committed to your success.


Automation & Engineering Technology

Do you dream of working in aerospace, energy production or robotics? Or perhaps you want to work for one of Colorado’s many breweries. Our automation & engineering technology degree and certificate program can help you get there.

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Electronics Engineering Technology

From computers and the internet to cell phones and smart houses, electronics play a major role in our lives. Electronics technicians are needed in many high-tech industries including aerospace, medical equipment, defense, energy, and more.

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Optics & Laser Technology

Precision optics and lasers are everywhere you look: in cameras, virtual reality systems, 3D projectors, laser scanners, microscopes, satellite systems and telescopes. Optics technology jobs are in high demand, and FRCC is the only place in Colorado to start your training.

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Precision Machining Technology

Skilled craftspeople are behind the machines that make industry work. Machinists use precision tools to create metal parts used everywhere from airplanes to medical devices. You'll have access to industry-leading technology and an experiential-focused education.

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Welding Technology

Welding is one of the best-paying skilled trades in the country. Welders make everything from cars and ships, to airplanes and aerospace equipment. Welders also work in construction, creative fields, pipeline installation and military support.

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Ready to Get Started?


If you'd like more information on how to become a Metallica Scholar, simply fill out the form below so someone from our team can help you.


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More About Metallica Scholars

Launched in 2019 through a partnership of AWMH and AACC, the Metallica Scholars Initiative (MSI) is a major workforce education program that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. To date, they have invested over $6 million dollars to support 42 schools in 33 states—impacting the lives of 6,000 students across the US.



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