• Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills Program 1

    Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills
    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 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.  

    • 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 machines

    Advanced Manufacturing Foundational Skills Sm

    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 readiness

    Job Growth
    Employment in the manufacturing industry is expected to grow 14.8 to 16.8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completion of the course, career opportunities include: 
    • Entry-level Machinist 
    • CNC Machinist
    • Maintenance Machinist
    • Mold Makers
    • CNC Programmers
    • Tool Makers
    • Engineering Assistant

  • M O O N L I G H T   P R O G R A M
    Advanced Manufacturing
    Foundational Skills

    Our Fall Program Is Full Purple

    Our fall program is already full,
    but due to the overwhelming response,
    we’re now accepting applications
    for our spring 2024 program.

    James Woodward
    Mr. Woodward has not only been a Manufacturing Instructor for 24 years, but he is also a graduate of BVT. He's been an integral part of transforming our program into a modern advanced manufacturing facility over the last decade. He has a passion for teaching and an approachable personality that allows students to learn in a comfortable environment. He's looking forward to sharing his manufacturing expertise with you!

    Classes will take place once a week,
    on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
    • February 6th, 13th & 27th
    • March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
    • April 2nd, 9th & 11th

    The cost for each 15-week course is $649, which includes:
    • Base tuition
    • Machinists calculator ($100 value)
    • Access to online program manual
    • Safety glasses
    • Project supplies and materials
    • Application fee