With the nationwide push to bring American-made products back to store shelves, we need highly skilled, detail-oriented machinists to program and operate sophisticated manufacturing equipment. There are countless job openings in the advanced manufacturing field that employers are struggling to fill. It’s our mission to train men and women to enter and succeed in this growth-oriented field.
Are you a machinist looking to advance your career with MACWIC Certification?
Are you looking for a new and exciting career?
Are you an employer struggling to find qualified workers?
Our Moonlight Program in Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills is for you! Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills I
Our Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills I Program is custom-designed to help you learn concepts and techniques that will prepare you for a career in a variety of exciting, high-tech fields. This 15-week course will combine related theory and hands-on projects to teach you to program and operate computer numerical control (CNC) equipment and complete a project from concept to product. In less than six months, you will have mastered the skills needed to prepare you to take the MACWIC (Level 1) Certification Exam.
Skills you'll learn:
• Mathematical and scientific principles of manufacturing
• CNC equipment operation (computer numerical control lathes and millers)
• CAD/CAM operations (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing)
• Turning and milling
• Blueprint reading
• Metrology and quality Inspection
• Shop safety
• Work readinessAdvanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills II
For the more experienced students, our Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills II Program will take your skills to the next level. Through a combination of presentations and live project work, students will learn advanced CNC programming concepts and techniques that include multi process lathe and mill programming, multi-tool set up and offsetting, machine set up, part probing, locating and offset techniques, as well as an introduction to CAD-CAM programming. This 15-week course will combine related theory and hands-on practice as you progress through the curriculum. The course will culminate with a MACWIC (Level 2) Certification Exam that you’ll be more than adequately prepared for. Prerequisites:
• Moonlight Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills I Program or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of the proper use of basic hand tools and precision measuring instruments,
including calipers and micrometers
• Some manual machining experience is helpful, but not required
• Basic knowledge of CNC machinesJob Growth
Employment in the manufacturing industry is expected to grow 14.8 to 16.8 percent from 2014 to 2024.
Upon completion of the course, career opportunities include:
• Entry-level Machinist
• CNC Machinist
• Maintenance Machinist
• Mold Makers
• CNC Programmers
• Tool Makers
• Engineering Assistant