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Start a new career in automation!

Machine Tool Short-Term Training
Continuing Education Certificate

Learn both manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool technology with extensive hands-on and computer-based training at the CCBC Catonsville machine shop in this seven part series. Start with essential workplace literacy skills in computers, plus work habits and work ethics. Foundational topics of safety, blueprint reading, and trade math follow. Includes modules in quality and resume skills. Capstone is advanced CNC machining center set-up / programming. Train four days a week, 8am-3:30pm, M/T/W/R. Finish the series in approximately 6 months.

Required courses

  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part A
    (52 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part B
    (91 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part C
    (91 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part D
    (91 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part E
    (93 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part F
    (91 Hours)
  • Machine Tool Short Term Training Part G
    (91 Hours)

Total tuition and fees for the seven parts is $7,499 for in-county students and includes all text and supplies.  Students have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through five certifications from the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS). NIMS tests may only be taken once. Successful completion of each module / section is necessary to advance to the next module /section. Completers are in a strong position to apply for entry level employment and, once established, enter a machinist apprenticeship.

Orientation

MANDATORY ORIENTATION

Begin classes in early September (fall) or late January (winter).  Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation at CCBC Catonsville.  Fall orientations are in late July and early August.  Winter orientations are in early December and early January.  Please email Denise Bellamy at dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu or call 443-840-4712 to reserve a spot in an upcoming mandatory orientation.

Individual Machining courses

Include:

  • Measuring and Gauging 
  • Machine Tools Processes I and II 
  • Numerically Controlled Mills and Lathes
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 
  • CNC Programming I and II 
  • MasterCAM, GibbsCAM