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Machining Training Non-Credit

Non-Credit Fast-Track Machining Training

Become trained and job-ready in as little as 10 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 to 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. You can also work on your NIMS certifications.
  • 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 4 - March 8, 2017

Current Class Times:

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

Exceptions:

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28 class time is 8:00-11:00 a.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:

    • 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:

    $1,995 plus $100 lab fee

    Registration:

    Register online now!

    If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.

    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:

      $1,995 plus $100 lab fee

      Registration:

      TBD

      If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.


      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:

      March 13 - May 22, 2017

      Current Class Times:

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

      Exceptions:

      • March 18 & March 25 class times will be 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      • No class March 27 - April 1
      Notes:
      • Students are responsible for purchasing Precision Machining Technology Workbook and purchasing or renting Precision Machining Technology textbook from 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:

      $1,995 plus $100 lab fee

      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 this form and your participation is approved, you will receive a link for online course registration and payment.
        • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.


      This class is designed for graduates of the FRCC Intermediate Machining class and those who have equivalent 3-5 years job experience including a background in manual and CNC machining. 

      Location:

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

      Current Class Dates:

      January 4 - March 4, 2017

      Current Class Times:

      Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
      and
      Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Exceptions:

      • March 1 class is 6:00-9:30 p.m.

      Future Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      • MasterCam
      • Advanced CNC Mill and Lathe
      • Lean Manufacturing

      Training Cost:

      $1,995 plus $100 lab fee

      Application:

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

      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 the application and your participation is approved, you will receive a link for online course registration and payment.
        • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.



      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:

      $1,995 plus $100 lab fee

      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).

      Location:

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

      Program Dates:

      TBD

      Class Times:

      TBD

       Upcoming Dates:

      TBD

      Training Cost:

      $1,000 (includes books)

      Registration

      • Link for online registration will be available when next class is scheduled.
        • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.

      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:

      TBD

      Current Class Times:

      TBD

      Upcoming Class Dates:

      TBD

      Topics Included:

      This class includes a 10-hour introduction to Lathe with live tooling, and 70 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 this form and your participation is approved, you will receive a link for online course registration and payment.
        • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.


      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:

      January 17 - March 4, 2017

      Current Class Times:

      Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      and
      Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      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 George Newman.
        • 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 the application and your participation is approved, you will receive a link for online course registration and payment.
        • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.




      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 17 - March 23, 2017

      Current Class Times:

      Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       Upcoming Dates:

      TBD

      Training Cost:

      $1,200

      Registration

      1. Apply to FRCC if you are not already enrolled in the college.
      1. Register online for this course.
      • If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.



      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: Christa Menning at (970) 498-6639 or mennincm@co.larimer.co.us
      • 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.
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      For more information or to register for machining classes:

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