Non-Credit Machining Training
Enter the machinist trade in as little as 13 weeks!
We've collaborated with dozens of manufacturers in Northern Colorado to develop a program that equips students with the foundational knowledge, modern techniques and technical skills needed for a successful career in machining.
Our Fast Track Machinist Training program is a non-credit machining fundamentals training offered in the evening. Students who take this non-credit machining program prefer this option because:
- You can keep your job while completing training at night.
- The fast-track modules cover all the bases without getting in too deep. You can then apply what you've learned in class on the job to really develop your skills.
Students can use our free, open labs on Fridays to ask questions, get help, or finish a project.
- Students don’t have to worry about grades going on their academic record. You can focus on your machinist training instead of your grade.
- Training costs at our machining school are the same whether you’re considered a Colorado resident or out-of-state student.
Still unsure which program is right for you? Take a look at this resource to help you choose between two machinist training programs.
Machining Classes at FRCC
Your fast-track path in machinist training will depend on how much experience you have in the manufacturing and machinist trades.
- The Introduction and Intermediate modules below are recommended for students just beginning their career in machining.
- The Advanced, Mastercam and Specialized and Multi-Axis modules are geared for machinists with three to five years of experience.
- If you are currently a machinist looking to advance your career and feel you already have basic skills, contact us about testing out of the introductory-level machining classes.
Scholarship & Funding Opportunities
There are several funding sources available for the non-credit machining program. Please note that federal financial aid and student loans usually cannot be used for non-credit programs.
Machining Department Scholarships
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed your application and registration. There are a limited number of FRCC scholarships available.
- Submit a letter of interest that details your background and/or interest in machining, your career goals, how you plan to use this training, the dollar amount that you can contribute to your training, and any other details you feel are important for us to know.
- Submit this letter to us by email.
Unemployed and Under-Employed Workers
Unemployed and under-employed workers may be eligible for federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act funding. To determine if you qualify, please contact the workforce center closest to you:
- Workforce Boulder County: (303) 413-7555
- Larimer County Workforce Center: (970) 498-6600
- Adams County Workforce Center: (720) 523-2400
If you are a veteran, you may qualify for veteran’s benefits. Contact Randy Rayback, a FRCC Veterans Representative, at (303) 678-3654 or by email.
Internships & Apprenticeships
Companies in the machining industry may have internships and apprenticeships available. If you have some experience in the trade, contact us for a list of companies.
Find answers to your questions about FRCC Machining certificates and courses for college credit, as well as non-credit machining training in our Machining FAQs, call us at (303) 678-3790, or send us an email.
Classes for College Credit
Learn about our Machining classes and certificates to earn college credit