Entry Level Machining, Manufacturing Technology

Technical Certificate

This program can be completed in one semester and provides training in essential employment skills for local manufacturers. Machining, including lathes, mills and automated systems such as CNC machining are in high demand and offer very attractive wages and work environments. Montrose is a growing regional hub for manufacturing and machining. Companies located in Montrose include manufacturers of sporting goods such as Ross Reels and Gordon Composites and other regional manufacturers include TEI Rock Drills, Best Sign Systems, 3M, Colorado Yurt, Montrose Forest Products and Swiss-O-Matic. Students in this program receive over 300 hours of instruction in machining, print reading, geometric tolerancing, applied math and safety — all taught in a new machining technology lab on the CMU Montrose campus.

This certificate is a springboard for Western Colorado Community College’s (WCCC) associate degree in machining technology or CMU’s bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

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