Machining Fundamentals

Machining Fundamentals Certificate Program

This part-time Machining program prepares you for a career in the Machining industry in only 18 weeks. Using the "learn while you earn" model, our evening course will cover topics such as blueprint reading, machine shop math, drilling, tapping, and reaming. Receive your industry recognized OSHA-10 card and gain experience operating the Lathe, Mill, and basics of CNC Machining. The program also provides a hybrid learning model that blends skill-building in the machine lab with remote learning hours that can count toward an apprenticeship. This course was created to enable you to maintain employment during that day while completing this program. You will get the opportunity to see if machining is the right fit for you, receive training in the essential aspects of the occupation, open doors with local employers, and build connections that will set you on a pathway for a successful career. 

Program Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • successful completion of TABE entrance assessment
  • HS diploma recommended, not required (note: employers may require a high school diploma)
Tuition: $2,895 (10 $2500 scholarships available for Fall 2024 - apply today!)
  • Fall: 9/10/2024 - 1/28/2025
  • Spring: 2/11/2025 - 6/24/2025
Class Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Program Length: 108 hours of in person instruction + 72 hours of online work = 180 hours; 18 weeks 
Location: BOCES 2 Career & Technical Education Center (WEMOCO) 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
Dress Code: Long pants are required. Jeans are acceptable. Wear clothing that can get dirty. No baggy clothing. Sneakers or Boots must be worn. No open toed or heeled (above ½ inch) shoes. Tops must cover the torso (shoulders, waistline, and chest). No dangling earrings, chains, bracelets, or necklaces. Hair tied back and trimmed nails. Clothing with offensive or inappropriate language is not allowed. Safety goggles are provided and required.

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and start the application process.

Employment Outlook: Entry level Machinist, Tool/Die Maker, Mold Maker, Related Instruction towards apprenticeship
  • For more information on Machining as a career, click here.

What Will I Learn?

Course Content
  • Machine Shop Safety
  • Lathe & Mill
  • Compressed Air Steam Engine Project (CASE)
  • Precision Measurements
  • Drilling, Tapping, Reaming
  • Introduction to CNC Machining
  • Industry Opportunities and Networking with Area Employers
OSHA 10 General Safety
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 10-hour training will help educate workers to predict, prevent, identify and stop possible common worksite hazards, and is required for many industry careers,

Student Support and Academic services
  • Access to student support advisors, who can provide career advisement and referral services
  • Access to academic, employability and interviewing support
  • Access to employer networks

How Do I Enroll?

Admission Procedures
When you are ready to apply, registration for Career Training Programs requires successful completion of the entrance assessment, and satisfactory arrangement of payment of tuition. An automated email confirming registration will be sent to your email. The entire admission process must be completed before enrollment is confirmed.
  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment: Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to complete your application and register for an Entrance Assessment. 
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Secure funding. You may choose to meet with an advisor to discuss funding options.
Tuition Assistance options for this program include:
  • Funding grants available through RochesterWorks! for eligible applicants:
  • To be considered for RochesterWorks Grant Funding, you must apply:
    • Fall: 6/12/24 - 7/30/24
    • Spring: 11/13/24 - 12/31/24
  • Additional scholarship applications available at the entrance assessment

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor or learn more about the program.

Ready to get started? Sign up for the Entrance Assessment.