CNC Machinist Introduction

This course is an introduction to Computer Integrated Machining for students seeking a career working in manual and computer numeric control (CNC) machining. It is a trade for an individual who likes working with his or her hands. The Computer Integrated Machining training program prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills required to take a production idea from concept, through design, development, and production, to a finished product.

Upon successful course completion, students will be prepared to earn a third-party, industry-recognized credential through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Additionally, students will be ready to enroll in further machining training to acquire more comprehensive skills and hands-on experience needed for employment opportunities in the machining field.


This 210 hour hands-on training includes:

  • Blue Print Reading
  • Metrology
  • Manual Machining (mills & lathes)
  • CNC Turning
  • CNC Milling
    and more . . .

Course material is structured to the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Course registration fee is $188
Book cost is approximately $293
Tool Kit cost is approximately $97.00
Total cost is $578

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

The next class will be in the Spring 2022 term.

Good Computer Skills

E-mail and access to a computer with Internet

Yes.  In order to be successful in the Quick Careers program, students need to have good computer skills. If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take a course FIRST, to strengthen your computer skills before registering for a Quick Careers course. (Contact the Quick Careers Office @ 336-334-4822 extension 53108 with questions).

Individuals should also know that as a Quick Careers student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework. Computers used outside of class would need to be Internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft® Word, Excel, and, Power Point 2010, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC “Open Lab” to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Quick Careers course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Good Computer Skills Self-Assessment


  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    1. Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software (i.e. Windows® 7 versus Microsoft® Office 2007)

  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop
    2. Do you know how to save information on the desktop
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop

  3. Do you know what a flash drive is
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on a flash drive
    2. Do you know how to save information on a flash drive
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from a flash drive

  4. Do you know how to use the internet
    1. Can you bookmark a website
    2. Can you “Google Search”/research information on the internet

  5.  Do you have a personal email account
    1. Can you access your personal email from a computer other than your home computer
    2. Can you send internet links via email
    3. Can you send an attachment in an email

  6. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft® Word document
    1. Word processing software
    2. Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute

  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft® Excel
    1. Spreadsheet software

  8. Are you familiar with Microsoft® PowerPoint
    1. Presentation software

You may be eligible for scholarship money. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the applicant requirements.  Scholarship have time sensitive application deadlines.

Workforce Training Scholarships

Additionally, the NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist thru the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  For more information call NCWorks Greensboro: (336) 297-9444 or NCWorks High Point: (336) 882-4141.

You may register online:  Register

Or In person.  When registering in person, completed the Continuing Education Registration Form and bring it with your payment (check, cash, credit card, or money order), to one of the GTCC Campuses: 

Registration Locations

  • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students MUST purchase books and supplies PRIOR to the first day of class. Required books and supplies are:

ISBN 9781631260513 Print Reading for Industry, 10 Ed., Hoffman & Hopewell. From Cengage.  Approximately $112.00 at Jamestown GTCC Bookstore.

ISBN 9781337795302 Precision Machining Technology, 3rd Ed., Brown & Brown. From Goodheart-Willcox.  Approximately $141.00 at Jamestown GTCC Bookstore.

ISBN 9780831130794 Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices, 2nd Ed., McCauley. Industrial Press.  Approximately $40.00 at Jamestown GTCC Bookstore.

SKU#8069902 Intro. Tool Kit from MSC Direct. Approximately $97.00 at Jamestown GTCC Bookstore.

Students who successfully complete the Customer Service Representative class will receive an Award of Completion.  

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 90% of class hours.
  • Coursework: Achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the second day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.  Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss 8 hours of class total and pass the class. 

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting.  Also if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. 
The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date.  The census date varies from class to class.  Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.