For more information about manufacturing at GCC:
Jon Kallio, Special Programs Coordinator
(413) 775-1624 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for an info session to learn more:
For students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Classes can be taken separately or as a bundle.
Applicants to non-credit manufacturing trainings should take our free Manufacturing Readiness class. This class prepares you for manufacturing trainings by determining your mechanical aptitude and math readiness.Request information
Students can take the following Manufacturing classes without being enrolled in the Foundational Manufacturing program:
This 8-week accelerated training program prepares students for entry-level positions in:
- CNC Mill & Lathe
- Blueprint Reading
- Manual Machine
- CNC Programming with G-Code
Curriculum includes blueprint reading, metrology and CAD/CAM instruction, with a significant portion of the training dedicated to hands-on applications.Request information
Many engineering technology classes are offered as blended courses, which means that they can be taken either as non-credit or credit classes. Credit classes can be applied towards GCC’s one-year certificate in Engineering Technology.
Your first step is to attend an information and application session, or to request information from our office so we can match you with available programs. Admission to all of our programs requires the completion of an application and math, literacy and mechanical aptitude assessments. Applicants to our Advanced Manufacturing Training must meet additional employment, wage and education criteria. Not sure which program is right for you? Contact us and we’ll help you figure it out!
It depends. Our Advanced Manufacturing Training has the strictest eligibility requirements. However, our Foundational Manufacturing Training and Online Manufacturing Trainings have more flexibility. Even if you don’t meet the requirements of Advanced Manufacturing Training, you may still be able to participate in one of our other programs. That’s why your first step is to contact us for more information!
Nothing, our manufacturing training classes are FREE to qualified applicants. Thanks to our grant funders, if you qualify for participation in one of our trainings, your tuition will be fully covered.
I don’t think I qualify for free training, but I’d like to participate anyway. Can I pay to take manufacturing classes?
Unfortunately, at this time no. Our grant funding limits participation only to those candidates who qualify for a full tuition subsidy.
We have sessions beginning regularly. Attend an info session to find out when our next series of classes begins, and if you qualify.
We require applicants to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check for our manufacturing trainings. For more information please contact Laura Earl, Staff Assistant, Student & Academic Affairs at (413) 775-1816.
Applicants must meet minimum reading, math and mechanical aptitude requirements. Applicants are required to take computerized placement tests in these subjects prior to admission. We do not provide any test preparation services, but GCC’s Testing Center is a great resource for practice test links and tips.
This program is funded by a $20 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25.