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ETP Funding for Employed Applicants

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) of California provides funding to those employers who qualify to assist in enhancing the skills of their employees through training. Students enrolling through ETP State funding must meet certain requirements. Please contact us for all details using the link below.

Due to the high demand manufacturing is experiencing, coupled with steady growth and technological advancements in the industry, there is an ongoing shortage of well-trained machinists, operators, programmers and other specialized machine-trade workers. Employers need efficiency, quality and quick product turnaround with highly skilled workers to perform at precise levels dictated by the industry. Trainees will need intensive training hours both theoretical and practical to help keep up with the strains felt throughout the sector. Furthermore, employers are also faced with the retiring, creating a domino effect and leaving an empty mass in the industry, one that needs to be addressed through aggressively training the newly hired and under skilled.

NTMA’s ETP Advanced Machinist Training Classes are designed for experienced machinists looking to attain greater proficiency in the areas of CNC machining, Inspection, or Mastercam programming. With access to some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, students will be afforded the skills and experience needed to help their sponsored company to grow and stay competitive in the worldwide manufacturing market. 

Our ETP advanced curriculum includes three separate training programs, as outlined below. Both our Advanced CNC Training Course and our Advanced Mastercam Training Course require that students partake in an introductory-level course prior to the advanced training to ensure they have the base knowledge required to excel at an advanced level.

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  • CNC Machining Course (144 Hours)

Students will learn or update skills on all major functions of lathes and mills, as well as programming commands, sequence of operations in CNC machining and programming, and data transfer from computer to CNC machine. Students will also learn the fundamental use of a computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM, system. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform setup of moderate complexity in CNC machining and turning centers.

  • Advanced CNC Machining Course (144 Hours)

Advanced CNC Machining is offered for students looking to attain greater proficiency in CNC machining. Students will use our CAD/CAM system to program multiple part locations/operations, as well as macro and conditional statements and advanced canned cycles. Students will also become familiar with uploading and downloading files to machine station and other computers. Upon completion of our advanced course, students will possess the ability to perform complex CNC machining and CAD/CAM operations.

  • Mastercam Programming Course (144 Hours)

This program is designed to train students to a higher level of competency in the operation and programming of CNC machines through the instruction of Mastercam CAD/CAM systems. Students will learn how to use CAM to create and edit programs from blueprints, construct programs using 2D tool paths, and generate programs to make wire frame models. Students who take this course will also learn the basics of surface modeling, derived and composite surfaces, and how to make machine parts using learned programming skills.

  • Advanced Mastercam Programming Course (144 Hours)

Our Advanced Mastercam Course is designed to help students improve their 2D tool-paths and learn how to generate advance tool paths with 3D surface models. Students will use skills obtained in the introductory Mastercam course to advance into 4th and 5th axis programming. They will learn mill turning and how to adjust post processors for other CNC machines in the machine shop. Students will also learn Solid Modeling as a tool for the designing of machine parts.

  • Inspection Training Course (144 Hours)

The class is designed to provide students the principles and practices of Inspection devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Students will apply basic blueprint reading skills, technical mathematics, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) in preparing detailed inspection reports describing various characteristics of linear measurement. Additionally, students will demonstrate the basic understanding on the use of surface plate inspection, comparator, and manual coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Upon completion, students will qualify for intermediate inspection positions in the manufacturing industry.


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