Enrollment open for Clark State short-term manufacturing certificate

Clark State Community College students who complete the CNC Technical Operator short-term certificate and want to apply their credit hours towards a certificate in the Advanced Manufacturing programs through the college’s prior learning assessment process can enroll now, according to a release from the college.

“The CNC Technical Operator certification was originally created as an on site training program for a local manufacturing partner,” said Lesli Beavers, director of Workforce and Business Solutions. “The training was such a success for both the partner and the students, we want to offer it in this open enrollment format to help all of our manufacturing partners.”

Beavers said the 80-hour, non-credit training is perfect for workers who need to train for advancement, new hires who need quick training and individuals looking to enter a manufacturing career.

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“This program is open to all - there are no prerequisites to enter the entry-level training,” Beavers said. “This training is designed to prepare and pathway individuals into a manufacturing certificate or degree program, to prepare individuals to enter the workforce pipeline or both.”

The training includes an overview of the manufacturing process, including machine tools operations, CNC setup and operation, and setup and operation of manual metal lathe, mill, drill press and band saw for completion of lathe and milling projects, the release said.

This program is also pre-approved and eligible for manufacturing partners to get TechCred reimbursement funding, Beavers said.

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“This means they can send incumbent workers or new hires through this training for little to no cost once individuals have achieved their completion certificates,” she said. “This program also includes the NIMS measurement, material and safety industry recognized credential, covered in the cost, which is another valuable tool for employees to have.”

The next CNC Technical Operator certification will begin on July 13 and end on Aug. 7. Classes are held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students interested the short-term certificated can enroll online on the Clark State website.

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