September 1, 2020
Registration open for manual, CNC machining program to begin September 14th
Registration is now open for students to enroll in both manual and CNC machining courses offered through Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Classes are scheduled to begin on September 14th; manual machining courses will take place at Southern High School in Oakland while CNC machining and classes will be held at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.
GC’s manual machining programs includes the following courses: preparation for machining; job planning, bench work and layout; manual milling, and manual turning.
The CNC machining program consists of four courses – CNC turning set-up and programming; CNC turning: operation; CNC milling set-up and programming; and CNC milling: operation. To enroll in the CNC program, one must have successfully completed the manual machining program or have appropriate National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications.
Both program options can be completed in approximately 15-18 months. Classes are held two evenings per week. Students may be able to accelerate completion by demonstrating competency through NIMS testing. Upon competition, individuals will obtain certification through NIMS.
Machinists are employed in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, advanced manufacturing, and the production of specialty products. Garrett’s 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.
Entry to the program requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
For additional information on GC’s manual or CNC machining training programs, or to register, please contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3136.