Our Programs

Our Machining Skills Credential Program and CNC Milling Operator Apprenticeship Program is designed to train students to earn credentials from National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Machining Certification Training

By earning these credentials, you gain a competitive edge when applying for jobs. Already working in the industry? These certifications equate to advancement and higher pay. Plus, you walk away with sought-after skills that guarantee secure and rewarding life-long careers.

Our Machining certification courses are designed to teach hands-on mastery of machining skills to earn credentials from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

The emphasis of each course is to produce precision machined parts using the latest manual and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining equipment and technologies.

 

TUITION MAY BE FREE WITH GRANTS

Machining courses include:

  • Measurement, Materials and Safety
  • Job Planning, Bench Work and Layout
  • Manual Milling Skills 1
  • Turning Between Centers
  • CNC Mill Operations
  • Programming, Setup & Operations

All machining courses are taught onsite at the state-of-the-art New Pathways Tech Machinist School on the Carver Center Complex in Rapidan.

 

BRIGHT OUTLOOK

$25.06 HOURLY WAGE
The average annual wage was $52,120 in 2020

38,000+ JOBS BY 2029
Increase in jobs due to aging infrastructure and retirees

 

Producing Skilled, Job-Ready Professionals

NIMS certifications are the industry standard in machining. Each NIMS credential you earn represents a collection of demonstrated high-value technical skills in each occupational area of machining.

 

Machining Certificaton Training

Ongoing Enrollment
Classes only two nights a week

Contact us at GCC Workforce
(540) 891.3012 and online gccworkforce@germanna.edu

 

For More information and tour of school contact:

Frank Bossio (540) 222.4871

Sue Hansohn (540) 423.4123  

 

Financial Assistance is available for eligible students to help cover tuition

New Pathways Machining Skills and CNC Milling Credential Program


NEW! Our New Pathways Machining Skills Credential Program is designed to train students to earn credentials from National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Onsite training is held at the state-of-the-art New Pathways Tech Machinist School on the Carver Center Complex in Rapidan.  The emphasis of all the courses is to produce precision machined parts using both manual and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining equipment and to train to earn additional NIMS credentials.

Students in the program will earn Industry recognized certifications:

  • OSHA 10 Safety Certification
  • Six National Institute Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Machining Level I Courses

Machining Level I:
Measurement, Materials and Safety Tuition: $900

Machining Level I:
Planning, Bench Work and Layout Tuition: $900

Machining Level I:
Manual Milling Skills 1 Tuition: $2,400

Machining Level I:
CNC Mill Operations Tuition: $2,400

Machining Level I:
Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers Tuition: $2,400

Machining Level I:
CNC Milling Programming, Setup & Operations Tuition: $2,400

For more information, please contact Center for Workforce & Community Education at 540-937-2915.

*Tuition assistance may be available for individuals who meet the residency requirements, and enroll in, and successfully complete Fast Forward approved programs. Fast Forward programs are subject to change and availability of funds. Click here for financing options.

The Need is There

A recent study by Deloitte Management Consulting states that by 2025, 2 million manufacturing positions in the U.S. will go unfilled. It is due to a mismatch between employee skills and changing workplace needs.