As the recipient of a $4 million CareerAdvance USA Grant, County College of Morris (CCM) and its partner schools are offering training and apprenticeship programs for those looking to build rewarding and well-paying careers in the high-demand field of advanced manufacturing.
As a CCM CareerAdvance apprentice, you will gain skills in a condensed timeframe in order to obtain a job in advanced manufacturing. You also will have the opportunity to gain college credit during your participation if you would like to continue and pursue a certificate or college degree.
Apprenticeships are available to those with little to no knowledge of advanced manufacturing, along with those with a basic knowledge of the field. Interested participants can see an overview of the program below:
For a limited time only, CCM is offering little to no cost funding for those who qualify, through our Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education (PACE) grant!
- Pre-Apprenticeship Boot Camps: Two options are offered:Â Day and Evening/Weekend. Day Cohorts are seven to ten weeks long, totaling about 20 hours a week.Â Evening/Weekend is about 20-22 weeks long at about 11 hours a week. The boot camps are for those who need to be trained in the basics of machine learning. There is a fee to take part in the Boot Camps, however, scholarship opportunities are available and the program can be taken a reduced cost or free of charge.
- Apprenticeship Programs: Apprentices are hired by a company to take part in on-the-job training, while receiving related technical instruction, for about 12-18 months. During an apprenticeship, participants are trained at the company as well as on CCMâ€™s campus. They are company employees and receive the same benefits everyone else does, there is just an added training component.Â
- Current Apprenticeship Opportunities: CNC Operator: Milling, CNC Operator: Turning, CNC Operator: Milling and Turning, Robotics, CAD/CAM, Die Manufacturing, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Machine Maintenance.
Apprenticeships are also available to companies that want to provide current employees with additional training and an opportunity for advancement.
Bootcamp Courses Include
Shop Basics (MFG-101E)
Prerequisite course for all students.
Shop Basics provides you with an introduction to Advanced Manufacturing concepts, and establishes a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing process, including how to remain safe on the job and in the shop. This is a required course for all students.
Advanced Manufacturing Core (MFG-106E)
Building upon the information learned in Shop Basics, Advanced Manufacturing Core provides you with further knowledge in the areas of Blueprint Reading, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), Bench Working Skills, Safety, 2-D AND 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). After successful completion of this class, students will be eligible to earn OSHA-10 Safety Certification, CPR Certification, and a SolidWorks Associate Certification.
126 hours; 12.6 CEU
CAD and CAM Level 2 (MFG-107E)
CAD level 2 focuses on advanced modeling features, such as surfacing, weldments and MBD (model based dimensioning). Students will also learn how to construct large complex assemblies and how to convey them in 2D shop blueprints.
24 hours; 2.4 CEU
NIMS Certification (MFG-108E)
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification Prep class provides students with practice exams and lab time to improve their skills. Students will be able to earn up to five NIMS certifications in this course: Drill Press 1; Grinding 1; Job Planning, Bench Work & Layout; Measurement, Materials & Safety; Milling 1.
30 hours; 3.0 CEU
â€śFantastic program. Do not change a thing. Iâ€™m really excited to get started with the Apprenticeship Program.â€ť-Boot Camp Student
â€śHands on experience was key. Manual machining (and hand writing G-code) is a rare skillset in 2021. I believe it separates true machinists from someone who can simply operate a CNC machine. I believe itâ€™s very important for CCM to continue teaching students how to manually machine.â€ť-Boot Camp Student
“This program was amazing helped me learn a new skill and gave me new opportunities in a new field. Anthony and Sergio are amazing at what they teach and find the best way to make each person understand how to do the tasks asked. Would recommend this program to anyone trying to get out of their comfort zone or even if they want to find a new career.” –Boot Camp Student
â€śGreat instructorâ€™s great environment great people. Positive learning experience.â€ť –Boot Camp Student
â€śProgram was great. Will be coming back for CAD 2. I would do it all over again in a heartbeatâ€ť –Boot Camp Student
Do you need to have previous experience in Advanced Manufacturing?
Answer: No, people with prior knowledge are welcomed to join the program
Does this course start every semester?
Answer: No, this course is continuous rolling admission, which means start when you are ready
How long is this program?
Answer: Our boot camp program is 6-9 weeks
Is this program completely virtual?
Answer: No, the introductory course is almost completely virtual, but the main courses are completed on campus at County College of Morris
Is this program hands-on?
Answer: Yes, you will be training and developing skills on state-of-the-art machinery within our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Center
Is there an opportunity for scholarships?
Answer: Yes, after completing our introductory course, you can apply for a scholarship
How many hours do you need to dedicate the program?
Answer: About 20 hours per week
What does the hands-on training schedule look like?
Answer: Students will be on campus from 9:00am until 3:00pm for 4 days a week for the last three weeks of the boot camp
Do I need to buy a textbook for this program?
Answer: No, textbooks are not required for our boot camp and materials needed will be provided during class
Do I need to purchase supplies for this program?
Answer: The only supplies needed for our boot camp is steel toe shoes
What type of machines will I be working with?
Answer: Machines you will be using are Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and Manual Mill and Lather Machines
How much will I make if I am hired by a company partner?
Answer: Students will earn a minimum of at least $15.00 an hour
What certifications will I receive?
Answer: You will receive an OSHA-10 and CPR certification during our boot camp and our program offers optional courses for you to receive additional credentials
Will I receive college credit after completing this program?
Answer: Yes, you will receive 4 college credits after completion of our program
Who could possibly hire me?
Answer: Manufacturers within Morris, Sussex, or Warren Counties
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“CareerAdvance USA Scaling Apprenticeship GRANT is sponsored by a $4 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (Federal Award ID. No. (FAIN): HG-33031-19-60-A-34. The US DOL grant includes additional match funds amounting to over $1,000,000 to support project goals.”