Machining Basics

Non-Credit Certificate

This program is designed to introduce you to machining and prepare you for an entry-level position as a machine operator or general machinist. Additionally, this program will cover machining safety basics. 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 $3,150*.

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.

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Potential places of employment

Many companies need machinists including bioprocessing, manufacturing, and packaging facilities.

Cost & financial assistance


Topics covered in class include:

Blueprint Reading                                         
Drawings and Prints

Precision Measurement
Tape and Rule
Slide Caliper
Gage and Angle
Dial Gage and Bore

Shop Math

Cartesian Coordinate System
Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Mill and Lathe Setup

For questions or to register contact:

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

contract training

Northwest Iowa Community College provides contract training in the areas of machining/Machine Tool Technology/CNC designed to meet long-term and short-term training needs. The intended audience could consist of managers, engineers, office professionals, skilled trades, and production operators and maintenance personnel. Courses can be tailored to meet your individual requirements. For more information, call Jason Anderson at 800-352-4907 or 712-324-5061, ext. 194.