Basic Machining Training

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in machining that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.



Training Dates Coming Soon

Meets for 5 weeks


AWC Wellton Manufacturing Training Center


$720.00 for In-state students

$760.00 for Out-of-State students


Field of Interest
Basic principles and operator skills associated with the operation of a CNC milling machine. Program curriculum is aligned with National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) for metalworking and machining trades.

Students will register and complete 3 courses for college credit. Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to test for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Machining Level 1.

What You'll Learn

Competencies to be achieved:

  • Basic principles and operative skills in CNC milling machines and lathes.
  • Dimensional design and drawings of parts for production with a CNC mill or CNC lathe, to include programming of steps for basic part production with related CNC equipment.
  • Development of a specific body of knowledge pertaining to established Occupational Safety and Health Standards. Focus is on the practical application and interpretation of appropriate safety and health standards to develop the ability to recognize potentially hazardous conditions.

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Because students earn college credit from Arizona Western College, application and admission to AWC is required.  Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.