Dunwoody Right Skills Now For Manufacturing

The Right Skills Now for Manufacturing certificate is designed to fast-track your career in the high-skill, high-demand field of CNC operators.

Learn the basic principles of metal-cutting and milling technology while completing hands-on projects on both manual and CNC (computer numeric controlled) machines.

After 18-weeks of classroom training, you will complete a six-week paid internship.

Upon graduation, you’ll enter the industry as an entry-level manual or CNC machine tool operator.

Right Skills Now for Manufacturing (CNC) curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This ensures that employers have confidence in your machining skills.

Credits earned in the Right Skills Now certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody’s Machine Tool TechnologyEngineering Drafting & Design, or Welding & Metal Fabrication associate’s degree programs.

Class topics include:

  • CNC Machine Theory & Lab
  • Engineering Drawing with SolidWorks
  • Machine Shop Fundamentals
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Right Skills Now For Manufacturing

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Integer: Greatbatch Medical – Lake Region Medical – Electrochem
  • Mendell Engineering
  • MultiSource Manufacturing LLC
  • Mate Precision Tooling
  • Twin City Die Castings Co.

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • CNC Operator
  • Machinist
  • Machine Operator

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • SkillsUSA

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