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.
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.
Ready to Get Started?
Apply to FRCC
Follow the instructions provided with each course description above, to apply (when applicable), register and pay. If you are not paying with a Visa or Mastercard, contact us at (303) 678-3790 to register.
Purchase your uniform shirt and safety glasses in the Boulder County Campus bookstore. You will also need steel-toed shoes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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Classes for College Credit
Learn about our for-credit Machining Certificates