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CNC Machine Tool Operator


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Program Description


Students in the Machine Tool Short-term Training program learn both manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool technology with extensive hands-on and computer-based training at the CCBC Catonsville machine lab. The course series starts with essential workplace literacy skills in computers, plus work habits and work ethics. Foundational topics of safety, blueprint reading, and trade math follow. Extensive hands-on machining training at the CCBC Catonsville machine shop includes both manual and CNC technology with Advanced CNC Machining Center Set-Up, Programming, and Operator as the capstone module. The series includes modules in quality and resume/interview skills.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Successful completers will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through five certifications from the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS): NIMS Measurement, Materials and Safety I Credential; NIMS Chucking Level 1 Credential; NIMS Milling Level I Credential; and two NIMS CNC related credential(s) possible for high-performing students.

Certifying Organization:

National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

www.nims-skills.org

Course costs include fees for NIMS test to be taken one time.

Career Opportunities:

Train to work in entry-level skilled machine tool positions such as manual set-up operator, CNC mill set-up operator, maintenance machining, or machining quality inspector. Positions could be at machine shops or at equipment and parts manufacturers such as aerospace and automotive facilities. Industries that use production machinery such as pharmaceutical and food/beverage require maintenance machining workers. Completers are in a strong position to apply for entry level employment. Once established, a student may pursue a machinist apprenticeship and/or other advanced training.

Program Length


6 months

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville starting in early September and late January.

Program Requirements


Students must pass a basic mathematics and reading assessment.

Students under the age of 18 at the start of classes may be required to submit parental authorization.

Recommended - Many employers are looking to hire employees with a High School Diploma/GED, but it is not a requirement for this program. However, it may be a requirement if you are seeking other funding.

Application Process


Provisional Entry – Prospective students must attend an orientation session and pass a basic math assessment test and basic reading assessment test.

Program Course Sequence


1. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part A: VOA 940

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

2. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part B: VOA 941

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

3. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part C: VOA 942

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

4. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part D: VOA 943

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

5. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part E: VOA 944

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

6. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part F: VOA 945

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

7. Machine Tool Short Term Training Part G: VOA 946

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $7499 (Tuition-$3000/Fees-$4499)

Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Jay Bouis

jbouis@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4428

Catonsville, BESS 100J

Administrative Assistant:

Denise Bellamy

dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4712

Catonsville, BESS 100

Financial Aid and Payment Options


Continuing Education Opportunity Grant

Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

Pell Funding:  Eligible for grants and college loans.  Go to www.fafsa.gov to apply for Federal financial aid.

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