Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing

Through this Real Jobs RI program, you will prepare for a good-paying career in manufacturing, one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing industries. Earn free college credits toward your Associate's Degree in Advanced Manufacturing while learning the skills employers are looking for right now in this two-phase advanced manufacturing boot camp.

Phase 1: Earn 10 college credits in this 20-week program that introduces the fundamentals of manufacturing, safety, precision measurement and blueprint reading. Get job interview training, resume building, help finding your first position as a CNC operator, and earn your OSHA-10 certification. After completion, you can work as a CNC Operator or in entry-level jobs in manufacturing. 

Next Phase 1 course: Starting in August 2019 at the Liston Campus in Providence

Through our partner, Polaris MEP, interviews are set up and job placement is often achieved at the end of Phase 1.

Phase 2: Earn six college credits while learning deeper skills and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing processes to become a CNC machinist. After completion, you can work as a CNC machinist or have a career in manufacturing. 

CNC Participant Process

  1. Must be 18 years or older, a Rhode Island resident, and a U.S. citizens or work authorized
  2. Contact the program coordinator to register
  3. Apply and complete Phase 1. View course descriptions 
  4. Phase 1 includes career development activities like interview prep, resume writing, company tours, and job shadowing 
  5. Complete Phase 2
  6. After successfully completing both phases, you are one class away from completing CCRI's Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing

Program Information

  • Cost
  • No charge
  • This program is free for all that qualify and are accepted

  • Time Commitment
  • Phase 1: 205 hours (20 weeks)
  • Phase 2: 150 hours (15 weeks)

Contact Information

Contact Information

Office will be closed 5/27, 6/21, 7/4, 8/12, 9/2

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
2nd Floor South
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (M-Th);
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F);
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Sat*)
*Office closed on
5/25, 7/6, 8/10, 8/31

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street, Room 1154 
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, Room 4200
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Faculty and Staff


Para información en español, por favor llame al 401.455.6019

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Last Updated: 6/11/19