Cewd Workforce Machining - Garrett College

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Machinists are employed in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, advanced manufacturing and the production of specialty products. This training program is designed to prepare students for a career in manual and CNC machining using classroom instruction, computer based training and extensive hands-on experience.

Courses and Program Costs

    Manual Machining

  • TI-192 Preparation for Machining
  • TI-115 Machining- Job Planning, Bench Work, and Layout
  • TI-193 Manual Milling
  • TI-194 Manual Turning

Pricing Legend

Maryland Senior $2,340
In County $3,000
Out-of-County $3,148
Out-of-State $3,298

    CNC Machining

  • TI-166 CNC Turning- Programming and Setup
  • TI-167 CNC Turning Operations
  • TI-164 CNC Milling Programming and Setup
  • TI-165 CNC Milling Operations

Pricing Legend

Maryland Senior $2,340
In County $2,995
Out of County $3,145
Of of State $3,295

Time to Complete Program

Approximately 15-18 months. Classes are held 2 evening per week.

Entry Requirements

  • Preparation for Machining is a required prerequisite for all Machining classes unless the student is able to demonstrate prior learning through NIMS testing.
  • Manual Machining experience or prior training is required to enroll in any CNC courses.
  • A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required from all students.
  • Students are required to have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Students are required to take the TABE Assessment prior to enrollment.
  • Students must participate in an Orientation and Information Session.
  • Students must maintain a 75% average in each class and meet attendance requirements to progress to the next course.

Location of Training

CNC Machining Classes

Career Technology and Training Center


116 Industrial Park, Accident, MD 21520

Manual Machining Classes

Southern Garrett High School


345 Oakland Drive, Oakland, MD 21550

Certifying Professional Association/Agency

National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Upon Successful Completion

  • Students will be able to demonstrate core competencies as outlined by NIMS.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to earn NIMS Credentials in each class.

Occupational Outlook

Overall employment of machinists and tool and die makers is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030. About 47,500 openings for machinists and tool and die makers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

A.A.S. Degree in Professional Technical Studies: Machining concentration

Students also have the option of earning a credit A.A.S. degree in Professional Technical Studies: Machining. Learn more here.

Get Started

Registration Deadline



Classes beginning each fall! Next available Manual Machining program will begin on 9/25/23 and ends on 3/6/24. CNC Machining program begins each Spring. Call or email for more information.

*Course details could be subject to change, call or email for more information.


Register early for best scholarship and/or financial assistance opportunities!

To determine scholarship or funding opportunities, please indicate your interest when submitting your application form.

Contact Info

Josh Lear

Phone: 301-387-3087
Email: josh.lear@garrettcollege.edu