• 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 adult learners 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.  

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    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 15% from 2022 to 2032, as fast as the average for all occupations.

    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

    Fall 2020 Program

    Our spring program is already full,
    but due to the overwhelming response,
    we’re now accepting applications 
    for our fall 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.
    • September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
    • October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
    • November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
    • December 3rd & 10th

    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