RIGHT SKILLS NOW FOR MANUFACTURING (CNC)
With the Right Skills Now for Manufacturing certificate from Dunwoody, you will complete a fast-track CNC machining training in just 24 weeks (including a paid internship).
PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%
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Experience Manufacturing at Dunwoody
The Right Skills Now for Manufacturing program was designed as a partnership between the President’s Jobs Council, the manufacturing industry, and Dunwoody College to address the current shortage of CNC operators. Graduating from this program prepares you to enter the industry as entry-level manual OR CNC machine tool operator. Upon completion of the classroom training, you will be required to complete to complete a minimum of six weeks of a paid internship. Dunwoody helps students make connections with companies.
Dunwoody’s leading curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
In combination with your core curriculum, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses. Through these courses, you will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.
Credits earned in the Right Skills Now program can be applied as first-semester transfer credits for the Machine Tool Technology, Engineering Drafting & Design, or Welding & Metal Fabrication programs.
Dunwoody’s Right Skills Now for Manufacturing program features:
- Training in Solidworks, MasterCAM, and CREO software.
- Access to Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab where students are trained on coordinate measurement machines, a microscope and optical measurement software, CNC simulators, 3D printers, MTS tensile and compression testers, and inspection tools like micrometers, calipers, and gage blocks.
- Access to Dunwoody’s Machine Shop featuring Bridgeport vertical mills, bandsaws, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, a horizontal saw, manual lathes, Haas CNC vertical mills, Haas CNC turning centers, a Sodick wire EDM, and a Charmilles sinker EDM.
- Resume-building experiences through the College’s student clubs and organizations.
Graduates can articulate their certificate into one semester of credit towards an Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology from Dunwoody. In addition, Dunwoody offers a two-year bachelor’s completion degree in Industrial Engineering Technology for any manufacturing related AAS graduate.
This certificate program is a pilot program by Dunwoody College of Technology and South Central College and is part of the Right Skills Now initiative. Right Skills Now is a partnership of The Manufacturing Institute, ACT, the National Institute of Metalworking Skills, and the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
This certificate program is eligible for federal and state financial aid.
Graduates earn a Dunwoody Certificate as well as a set of NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) credentials that are recognized across the industry. The program is 24 weeks long and broken down into 18 weeks of classes and hands-on lab work at Dunwoody followed by a 6-week paid internship and one additional class. Classes in this program are offered in the evening.
Common Job Titles
Common career titles our students can earn after graduation include:
Recent employers hiring graduates with a Right Skills Now for Manufacturing certificate include:
-MultiSource Manufacturing LLC
-Mate Precision Tooling
-Lake Region Medical
-Twin City Die Castings Co.
- Automated Systems & Robotics
- Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Engineering Drafting & Design
- Industrial Controls & Robotics
- Industrial Engineering Technology (Bachelor's completion degree)
- Machine Tool Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Right Skills Now for Manufacturing (CNC)
- Welding & Metal Fabrication