This new program will be opening in Fall 2022. This program will feature a partnership with Norwich University and the Vermont Granite Museum to offer one of the most advanced design, stone arts, and CNC/CAD programs in the state of Vermont! Apply now to take part or reach out to our administrative team with questions about this exciting new opportunity!

What We Do

Eighteen thousand people worked in the granite industry in Barre in its peak years. The need for these craftspeople and other skilled workers is still in high demand. CVCC has teamed with Norwich University and the Vermont Granite Museum to create a program called Design Arts. This program is intended to create a new generation of skilled craftspeople in the stone arts profession.

Students will work with and be taught by professional artists and will practice the skills of using time-honored hand tools along with the latest technology in 2D and 3D CNC manufacturing instruments. Through opportunities to sculpt a variety of materials and build projects from dry stone students will develop their skills with an eye toward the manufacturing industry along with creating art.

With an opportunity to apprentice with local companies students will learn the science of stone and rock identification, sculpting and carving, dry stone masonry, as well as architecture and landscape design.



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

  - Dry Stone Walling Association’s Level I certification

  - Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) 10-hour Certification

  - Ability to earn post secondary credits and/or industry credentials while at CVCC

Instructor Information

Instructor: TBA

Email: Coming Soon!

Phone: Coming Soon!

See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

- Textbook

- Recommended Reading Level

- Recommended Math Skills

- CVCC Safety Exam

and more!

Education that works.

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