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Advanced Manufacturing CNC Machine/ Tool Operator Training

The Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

Grant Funded

Overview – The CNC Machine Operator Training Program is an 11-week intensive non-credit training course designed to provide the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to prepare students for an entry level career in machining in a variety of manufacturing industries.

Foundational Skills – The MFG Foundational Skills portion of the training will be held at Northern Essex Community  College’s Haverhill Campus. This portion is 140 hours long, and includes:  OSHA/Safety, MFG Fundamentals, Quality, Six Sigma, Lean MFG, Basic Math, Machining Math, Computer Skills, Metrology, Inspection, Master CAM, Career Readiness, and Technical Communication, and at the end of the whole program, the NIMS exam.

Machine Lab – After completing the MFG Foundational Skills portion of the training, the students will split into two groups: one group will go to Whittier Technical School, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill, MA  and the other group will go to Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, Andover, MA  for Machining Lab and NIMS preparation.  This portion of the program is 264 hours long which includes Blueprint & GDT, Machining Lab, online curriculum, and NIMS Preparation.

Certification – Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machine Operator 1 Certification Exam, and will also receive an OSHA 10 Certificate, and Northern Essex Community College’s Advanced MFG Foundational Skills Certificate.

Pre-requisites – Interview with a Career Development Coach or Career Center Case Manager, High School Diploma or GED/HiSET, completed TABE testing in math and reading at 8th grade level or higher, CORI check required.

Foundational Skills:
Dates: TBD, Monday to Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Technical Schools:
Dates: TBD, Monday to Friday, 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Cost: Grant Funded Opportunity ($6,000 for non-grant eligible)
Location: Northern Essex Haverhill Campus/Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School, Haverhill, MA; Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover, MA

CRN: XXX Course Number: CNCM1002 Section: OWA

More Information – Please contact Sharon Schoolcraft at 978-556-3062 or sschoolcraft@necc.mass.edu or Kathy Routhier at 978-556-3067 or krouthier@necc.mass.edu for more information on this program.