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.
Applicants must meet minimum reading, math and mechanical aptitude requirements. Applicants are required to take computerized placement tests in these subjects prior to admission.
This 4-week training program includes:
- OSHA 10 General Industry
- Manufacturing Math
- Career Planning and Job Search Skills
- Blueprint Reading
- Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
Students can take the following Manufacturing classes without being enrolled in the Foundational Manufacturing program:Request information
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
Classes held at Franklin County Technical School 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.
The Foundational Manufacturing Program is required to participate in the CNC Operator Training. Individual Engineering Technology classes can be taken each semester for credit or non-credit. Online Manufacturing classes are available. Click here to register
Many applicants are sponsored by community partners for the $1200 Foundational Manufacturing Program and the $3200 CNC Operator Training. Attend an Information and Application Session to see if you qualify. You are strongly encouraged to apply early for available funding.
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. GCC’s Testing Center provides test preparation services and 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.