Introduction to Manufacturing

Classes Begins January 30, 2024

Will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
from 4–7PM on NCC’s campus

*FREE for those who qualify

Choose your Path:
Machining OR Welding

I’m interested in learning more about the
Introduction to Manufacturing class!

Non-Credit Certificate

This program is designed to introduce you to manufacturing. Successful completion of this class will result in a locally-recognized NCC completion certification. Financial assistance available for those who qualify.

Cost & Financial Assistance

The cost of the class is $3,600*.

GAP assistance is available and is designed to help job seekers secure gainful employment in high-quality, local jobs.

GAP funding is intended for job seekers who:
• Have a household income at or below program guidelines
• Are unemployed
• Are underemployed
• Are dislocated workers

In addition to tuition assistance, GAP Navigators provide participants with personal, career and support services.

Questions about Financial Assistance? Contact:
Glenda Barrios

Bilingual Pathways Navigator & Academic Specialist
712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907 ext. 124

*Tuition Assistance available (click here). Must be an Iowa resident and 17 years old by first day of class.

Introduction to manufacturing

The course will begin with an introduction to materials, Shop Math, Blueprint Reading, and Precision Measurement. You then have the opportunity to choose between the Basic Machining or Basic Welding Pathway!

basic machining PATH

A. Introduction to Machining
B. Cartesian Coordinate System
C. Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
D. G-Codes
E. Mill and Lathe Setup


basic welding PATH

A. Welding Safety
B. Shielding Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
C. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
D. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)


How much money can I make?

Typically entry-level positions begin at $20–$25/hour with these skills with potential to earn more.

Where will I work?

Manufacturing facilities. Specifically, the skills and credentials you receive in this program can give you a step up with area manufacturers or help advance your current position.

For questions or to register contact:

Kalie Kruger, Coordinator
712-324-5061/800-352-4907 ext. 378  |