Machining Training Non-Credit

Non-Credit Fast-Track Machining Training

Become trained and job-ready in as little as 13 weeks!

We have collaborated with dozens of manufacturers in Northern Colorado to develop a program that will provide students with foundational knowledge as well as modern techniques and skills to be successful machinists. Students of the non-credit program say they 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. Use what you learn 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 training instead of your grade.
  • Training costs are the same whether you’re considered a resident or out-of-state student.

Machining Classes

For students beginning their career in machining, we recommend completing the Introduction and Intermediate modules. 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 Introduction level.

This coed class is geared to job seekers with very little or no experience, who are interested in preparing for entry level positions to begin a career in the manufacturing industry.

Location:

FRCC Boulder County Campus
Advanced Technology Center
Room ATC 108
See map & directions

Current Dates:

 January 20 - May 1, 2018

Current Class Times:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exceptions:

  • Saturday, January 20 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • February 15 and February 27 class ends at 10:00 p.m.
  • March 8 - April 24 class ends at 9:30 p.m.
  • No classes March 26 - March 31, 2018
  • May 1 Intro to Lean class will be held at Aquahot Heating Systems, 7501 Miller Drive, Frederick, CO

Note:

  • Students are responsible for purchasing Precision Machining Technology Workbook and purchasing or renting Precision Machining Technology textbook from the Boulder County Campus bookstore.

     Upcoming Dates:


    TBD

    Topics Included:

    • Work Ethic, Employability & Conflict
    • Shop Math
    • Hand Measurement
    • Blueprint Reading
    • General Safety
    • Intro to Lean
    • Safety in the Workshop
    • Intro to Machine Tools
    • Bench Tools
    • Manual Mill & Lathe
    • Cutting Tools

    Training Cost:

    $2,095

    Registration:

    To register, email Gloria Edwards or call her at (303) 678-3790.




    This women-only class is geared to job seekers with very little or no experience, who are interested in preparing for entry level positions to begin a career in the manufacturing industry.

    Location:

    FRCC Boulder County Campus
    Advanced Technology Center
    Room ATC 108
    See map & directions

    Current Dates:

    TBD

    Current Class Times:

    TBD

      Topics Included:

      • Work Ethic, Employability & Conflict
      • Shop Math
      • Hand Measurement
      • Blueprint Reading
      • General Safety
      • Intro to Lean
      • Safety in the Workshop
      • Intro to Machine Tools
      • Bench Tools
      • Manual Mill & Lathe
      • Cutting Tools

      Training Cost:

      $2,095

      Registration:

      To register, email Gloria Edwards or call her at (303) 678-3790.



      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Introduction to Machining class and those who have equivalent 1-3 years job experience including a background in manual machining.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      ATC 108
      See map & directions

      Current Class Dates:

      October 16 - December 20, 2017

      Current Class Times:

      Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      and
      Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      Exceptions:

      • October 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and November 1 class ends at 9:30 p.m.
      • November 4, 11, 18, class ends at 1:00 p.m.
      • No class November 20-25
      • December 2, 9 class ends at 1:00 p.m.
      • December 16 class ends at 11:00 a.m.
      • December 18 class ends at 10:00 p.m.

      Note:

      • Students are responsible for purchasing Precision Machining Technology workbook and purchasing or renting Precision Machining Technology textbook from the Boulder County Campus bookstore.

      Upcoming Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      • Teambuilding & Communication
      • Shop Math
      • ISO/QA
      • Measurement
      • GD&T
      • Cutting Tools
      • CMM
      • CNC Mill & Lathe
      • Intro to CAD/CAM

      Training Cost:

      $2,095

      Application:

      To participate in this class, you must have either passed the FRCC Introduction to Machining course or have faculty approval.

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      2. Apply for this class.
      • If you need faculty approval:
        • Contact Gloria Edwards.
        • You will be required to interview with a faculty member and demonstrate sufficient skills.
        • You can then obtain the "Permission to Proceed Letter" for submission with your application.
      • After you submit your course application and participation is approved, you will receive instructions about registration and payment.



      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Intermediate Machining class who have gained 3-5 years of job experience including a background with Mastercam and CNC machining. 

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 204
      See map & directions  

      Current Class Dates:

      March 7 - May 2, 2018

      Current Class Times:

      Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

      Exceptions:

      • No classes March 26 - March 31, 2018
      • April 23 and 25, class ends at 9:30 p.m.
      • April 30 and May 1 class ends at 9:30 p.m. and will be held at Aquahot Heating Systems, 7501 Miller Drive, Frederick, CO

      Future Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      • Utilize Mastercam in programming parts for CNC mill and lathe.
      • Program, setup and operation of CNC mill and lathe to construct a complex assembly.
      • Setup, fixturing and work holding for CNC mill and lathe.
      • Teamwork, communication and other professional skills.
      • Lean Manufacturing

      Training Cost:

      $1,200

      Application:

      To participate in this class, you must have either taken the FRCC Mastercam noncredit class or MAC 240 and 245, or have faculty approval based upon Mastercam competence.

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      2. Apply for this course.
      • If you need faculty approval:
        • Contact Gloria Edwards.
        • You will be required to interview with a faculty member and demonstrate sufficient skills.
        • You can then obtain the "Permission to Proceed Letter" for submission with your application.
      • After you submit your course application and participation is approved, you will receive instructions about registration and payment.



      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Intermediate or Advanced Machining class who would like a basic knowledge of machine shop quality control and inspection.  

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 108
      See map & directions

      Current Class Dates:

       TBD

      Current Class Times:

       

      TBD

      Upcoming Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      • Advanced GD&T
      • Set up and Fixturing
      • Inspection Techniques- Optical Comparator and CMM
      • Introduction to SPC
      • Intermediate ISO and Quality Measurement Systems

      Training Cost:

      $2,095

      Application:

      Email us for application and registration information.



      Mastercam

      This class is designed for machinists and engineers who want to learn Mastercam Mill (beginning and intermediate) and Lathe (beginning).

      This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Machining.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 204
      See map & directions

      Program Dates:

      January 22 - March 5, 2018

      Class Times:

      Mondays & Wednesdays
      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

       Upcoming Dates:

      TBD

      Training Cost:

      $800

      Students are responsible for purchasing Mastercam 2018 Mill and Lathe from the Boulder County Campus bookstore.

      Registration

      To register, email Gloria Edwards or call her at (303) 678-3790.

      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Advanced Machining class and those who have equivalent 3-5 years job experience and are seeking introductory skills with Swiss type turning and Live Tool lathe.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room: Shop
      See map & directions

      Current Class Dates:

      October 10 - December 2, 2017

      Exceptions:

      • No class November 20-25

      Current Class Times:

      Tuesdays and Thursdays
      6:00-9:00 p.m.

      and

      Saturdays
      1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

      Upcoming Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      This class includes a 10-hour introduction to Lathe with live tooling, and 60 hours of Swiss turning.

      Training Cost:

      $2,495

      Application:

      To participate in this class, you must have faculty approval.

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      2. Apply for this class.
      • To obtain faculty approval:
        • Contact Gloria Edwards.
        • You will be required to interview with a faculty member and demonstrate sufficient skills.
        • You can then obtain the "Permission to Proceed Letter" for submission with your application.
      • After you submit your course application and participation is approved, you will receive instructions about registration and payment.


      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Advanced Machining class and those who have equivalent 3-5 years job experience including some proficiency with MasterCam - and are seeking introductory skills with 5-axis mill.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 204
      See map & directions

      Current Class Dates:

      TBD

      Current Class Times:

      TBD

      Upcoming Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      • 70 hrs of 5-Axis Milling

      Training Cost:

      $2,495

      Application:

      To participate in this class, you must have faculty approval.

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      2. Apply for this course.
      • To obtain faculty approval:
        • Contact Gloria Edwards.
        • You will be required to interview with a faculty member and demonstrate sufficient skills.
        • You can then obtain the "Permission to Proceed Letter" for submission with your application.
      • After you submit your course application and participation is approved, you will receive instructions about registration and payment.

      Solidworks

      This class is for machinists and engineers seeking an introduction to 3D modeling, design and drawing.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 108
      See map & directions

      Program Dates:

      January 22 - April 4, 2018

      Current Class Times:

      Mondays and Wednesdays
      6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

       Upcoming Dates:

      TBD

      Training Cost:

      $1,200

      Registration

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      2. To register, email Gloria Edwards or call her at (303) 678-3790.



      Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

      This class is for machinists and engineering personnel who would like to learn to interpret and utilize GD&T symbols on their part prints to improve understanding and assessment of quality.

      Location:

      FRCC Boulder County Campus
      Advanced Technology Center
      Room ATC 204
      See map & directions

      Course Dates:

      March 15 - May 3, 2018

      Class Times:

      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

       Upcoming Dates:

      TBD
       

      Topics Included:

      • Intro to GD&T
      • The datum system
      • Orientation and form tolerances
      • Positional tolerancing
      • Zero tolerance and true position
      • Runout, concentricity and symmetry
      • Taylor principle and virtual condition

      Training Cost:

      $800 plus textbook

      Students are responsible for purchasing textbook from the Boulder County Campus bookstore: Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, 3rd edition, Alex Krulikowski 

      Registration

      For application and registration information, email Gloria Edwards or call her at (303) 678-3790.


      Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

      There are several funding sources available for the non-credit program. Please note that Federal financial aid and student loans do not usually fund non-credit programs.

      Machining Department Scholarships

      In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed your application and registration.

      • 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 Investment Act funding. Learn more. To determine if you qualify, please visit the workforce center nearest your place of residence:
      • Workforce Boulder County: (303) 413-7555
      • Larimer County Workforce Center: (970) 498-6639
      • Adams County Workforce Center: (720) 523-6900

      3. If you are a veteran, you may qualify for veteran’s benefits. Contact Randy Rayback, the FRCC Boulder County Campus Veterans Representative, at (303) 678-3654 or by email.

      4. 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.

      5. There are a limited number of FRCC scholarships available. Once you have investigated other funding options, contact us for more information.


      Questions?

      Check out our FAQs, call us at (303) 678-3790, or send us an mail

      Classes for College Credit

      Learn about our for-credit Machining Certificates.
      Contact Us
      For more information or to register for machining classes:

      (303) 678-3790 │ Email

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