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Moraine Park Technical College offers a unique training opportunity to potential students through a tuition-free short-term certificate program. Participants will gain entry-level skills in the CNC Machining field, while allowing them to earn credits toward a degree. In addition to skill development, the program includes a paid internship to get hands-on experience that ideally turns into a full-time job opportunity. Moraine Park partners with businesses all over their district area to offer paid internships to the students in the program. The boot camp will provide essential skills to last a lifetime. Fill out the form to the right to get signed up to learn more and get started!

Skills developed will provide experience in:

  • Machining center setup
  • Turning center setup
  • Calculations of speeds and feeds for tool and material
  • Identifying basic programming of numerical controls
  • Examining drawing formats through the reading of prints

CNC Machinist Boot Camp Program Courses and Academic Credits

Earn a CNC Entry Level Machinist Certificate!

Basic Programming 3
Mold and Die Print Reading 2
Occupational Math 1 2
Team Building and Problem Solving 3
CNC Machining Center Operation 2
Turning Center Operation 2
CNC Internship 2
Total Credits 16


There is no charge for tuition. No income qualifications required. However, a $30 program admission fee is required upon admittance into the boot camp.

Additional funding resources available for those who qualify from:

  • Advocap
  • Local job centers
  • WIOA-Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Veterans
  • W2-Wisconsin Works Program
  • TAA-Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
  • DVR-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • FSET-FoodShare Employment & Training

Boot Camp Criteria

Anyone can apply to participate in boot camps. Individuals must attend an information and testing session. They are required to attain minimum scores in Reading and Math on the Accuplacer as well as take a series of Mechanical Aptitude tests for the participating businesses.

Next Steps:

Individuals interested in participating are required to attend an information and testing session. Call 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS or email bootcamps@morainepark.edu for dates and registration information.

Visit our Student Success Center for help with reading and math or our Career Center for resume writing and interviewing skills.  Top 5 Keys to Getting the Job.

We are committed to providing opportunities and equal access to students with disabilities.  Click here for more information.

For questions:

Email: bootcamps@morainepark.edu
Phone: 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS

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