NEW! Advanced Manufacturing Boot Camp


To learn more about CCM’s Advanced Manufacturing Boot Camp, please attend our remote Info Sessions via Zoom. To attend, email¬†for Zoom login information.

Learn the knowledge and skills required to enter the field of Advanced Manufacturing in our Boot Camp this summer!

Participants who complete this program will be eligible to apply for apprenticeships through the Career Advance USA grant. Those who complete apprenticeships have a high rate of immediate employment in the manufacturing sector, with an average salary of $70,000. (

The Boot Camp will offer 3 college credits, interactions with potential employers, and the use of our state-of-the-art classroom and manufacturing lab space in the brand new Advanced Manufacturing Center at CCM, opening in the Fall of 2020. Students can earn certifications such as: OSHA-10, NIMS, and SolidWorks. There are opportunities for scholarships, funding for un/under employment, as well as payment plan options.

These classes are offered continuously, so you can enroll at any time. Learn from the comfort of your own home! They are taught by remote live instruction as well as by self-paced modules. Meet with a CareerAdvance USA Coordinator to create your program plan. Email today! For more information, contact Amber Pantiliano at


In any new field of study, you need a solid foundation on which to build your skills. Shop Basics provides you with an introduction to Advanced Manufacturing concepts, and establishes a comprehensive under-standing of the manufacturing process, including how to remain safe on the job and in the shop. This is a required course for all students.

Cost: $250


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 and Safety. After successful completion of this class, students will be eligible to earn OSHA-10 Safety Certification.

Cost: $2,500


Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) teaches students the fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D CAD. Students will work with AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Mastercam to become proficient with CAD concepts. Upon completion of the course, students can earn SolidWorks Associate Certification.

Cost: $500


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, Benchwork & Layout; Measurement, Materials & Safety; Milling 1.

Cost: $500

The CareerAdvance USA grant is an apprenticeship program that gives people of any skill level the opportunity to earn valuable credentials and skills in the advanced manufacturing field. Participation in this program can lead to better job opportunities in a year or less.  Read more about Apprenticeship Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing.

Meet with a CareerAdvance USA Coordinator to create your program plan. Email today!


Classes are by remote live instruction unless otherwise noted. Students will need access to a computer and to the Internet. A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capability is preferred, but tablets and smartphones are also an option. CCM will provide access to any specialized software needed for a course.

Please note: A link to join a class will be sent by the instructor to registered students 1-2 days before a class is scheduled to begin.

Today’s world of Advanced Manufacturing is a blend of fundamentals and new skills.  Basic blueprint reading is a must-have for everyone from line to leadership.  An introduction to Six Sigma provides an understanding of the fundamentals of this dynamic set of process tools.  These one-day, eight-hour skills enhancement courses provide both novice and experienced workers with new knowledge and refresh the tool-kit required of all staff in the manufacturing arena.


Learn how to read shop and engineering blueprints and how to fabricate parts and perform assembly operations. Learn current drafting standards and blueprint reading techniques, review standard lines and symbols, sketching techniques, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, drawings, dimensions, tolerances, sectional views, title block information, machining specifications and specialized forms of engineering drawings. Learn how to draw principal and isometric views and understand how blueprints and tolerances relate to the manufacturing process. WDT-145

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88109.  3 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., NEW DATES – Tues and Thurs, Nov 3 & 5

Cost: $199


Introduction to a lean manufacturing technique used to analyze the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a customer. Learn how this diagnostic tool is used to visualize the current state of a value stream, identify opportunities for improvement and subsequently design a path to a future desired state. WDT-179

Instructor: Jeff Lilley, MBA, BSChE

2 sessions: 6.5 hours, CEU 0.65
Time: TBD

Cost: $199


This course will provide essential knowledge of how to create a well-structured GD&T, which will improve communications within your machine shop and ensure everyone involved is speaking the same language. GD&T concepts covered will include CNC machining tolerances, the Datum Reference Frame (DRF), interpretation of symbols, the Feature Control Frame, communicating basic dimensions and material condition modifiers. WDT-146

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88110.  2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., NEW DATES – Tues, Nov 10 & 17

Cost: $199


This course introduces students to the basics of AutoCAD 2D drawing and its applications in the field. Preview the features, commands and techniques that make AutoCAD an invaluable tool with a wide range of applications. WDT-147

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88111.  2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thurs and Mon, Nov 19 & 23

Cost: $199

SIX SIGMA: An Introduction 

Six Sigma is a process and a set of tools used by organizations to improve products, processes and results by eliminating defects, reducing variation and decreasing delays. Learn the fundamentals of Six Sigma, including use of the DMAIC pro-cess (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and basic tools. Come to class with a problem or project in mind. WDT-178

Instructor: Jeff Lilley, MBA, BSChE

88121.  2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tues and Wed, Dec 1 & 2

Cost: $199


This course covers precision measurements and elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the proper operation of the manual lathe and the vertical mill. WDT-148

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88112.  1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Location: CCM Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, AME 136
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, Dec 4
Cost: $199


This course provides a practical application of computerized product development and related prototyping concepts, as well as exposure to basic G-code programming, machine setup, manual and post processed programs, tool offsets and tool changing. Participants will be able to implement all previously learned prototyping concepts to successfully setup and operate CNC milling and CNC turning centers. WDT-149

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88113.  1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6
Location: CCM Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, AME 136
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, Dec 11
Cost: $199


This course is an introduction to 3D printing. Students will use the CAD program SolidWorks to create 3D models that can be used in the 3D printing process. Upon completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of the 3D printing technologies and materials along with how CAD programs work with the 3D printing process. Students will get hands-on experience with 3D printers by designing their own model and printing it out on a 3D printer. WDT-173

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

88116.  2 sessions: 12 hours, CEU 1.2
Location: CCM Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, AME 142
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat, Dec 12-19

Cost: $379