Pathways Program at NTMA Machinist Career College

High School Diploma Completion Program

Earn Your High School Diploma Online While Becoming a Machinist

Our unique High School Diploma Completion Program is available exclusively to those enrolled in our Pathways Program at NTMA Machinist Career College. All participants in this fully paid-for HS/GED program must be enrolled in the Pathways Program to qualify. If for any reason a student in the Pathways Program drops the program or cancels, the HS/GED program will be terminated as well. This exclusive opportunity allows you to earn your high school diploma through an online completion program while pursuing your dream of becoming a machinist.

Pathways Program Details

Explore the flexibility and excellence of our Pathways Program, offering dual enrollment with Penn Foster Academy. Move at your own pace and shape your future as a machinist.

NTMA now has dual enrollment with Penn Foster Academy. Students from Penn Foster must remain enrolled while completing the machinist training program and take and pass the Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB).

Fast Track Program

Program Details:

  • Sessions: Morning (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Duration: 6 Months

Traditional Program

Program Details:

  • Sessions: Morning (7:30 am – 12:30 pm), Afternoon (1:00 pm – 6:00 pm), Evening (6:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
  • Duration: 9 Months

Who can apply?

Our high-tech Machinist Training Program was developed for beginner to intermediate level machinists, meaning no prior training or experience is required in order to apply. We do, however, require basic criteria to ensure NTMA is the best fit for you. As listed below, all applicants must:

  • Be interviewed by an Admissions Representative
  • Participate in a campus tour
  • Attend an orientation session

Exceptions apply for prospective students with special circumstances, such as those enrolled in the Ability-to-Benefit program. Contact us for more information.

NTMA employs qualified instructors with decades of combined experience across the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industries. With classes of no more than 15 students, our instructors are committed to providing the 1:1 support and resources to help students succeed beyond just the classroom or shop.

From the moment you enroll at our school to your first day on the job, NTMA will be there to support you every step of the way. With career services that include resume writing workshops, mock interviewing, student project exhibits, and on-campus job fairs, you are not only guaranteed to find a job after graduation, but find the job that’s right for you.

When you graduate from NTMA, you join a global alumni network of more 80,000 certified machinists who have gone on to have successful careers in manufacturing. Whether you’re hoping to secure a position at a large corporation, or you have dreams of opening your own shop, our talented graduates have done it all.

Take Your First Step Towards Becoming a Certified Machinist Today

Receive the state-of-the-art training our network of employers are looking for. With the highest graduation rating in the industry, NTMA is your ticket to a brighter future. Fill out our quick online form, and we will reach out to you shortly to answer your questions and schedule an interview.

We also host events throughout the year when you’ll have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, walk our shop floor, and hear from current students and staff about their experience.

The NTMA Family Welcomes You.

Student Scholarships & Financial Aid

NTMA is committed to making education accessible to all qualified candidates, regardless of background. Depending on eligibility requirements, students have the opportunity to receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, federal and state funding, or subsidized/unsubsidized loans.

Visit our Financial Aid page to see if you qualify for any of the options listed above. If you have questions or prefer to speak to someone in the Financial Aid Office, give us a call at 800-962-6862.

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The lessons you learn and the knowledge you gain at NTMA Machinist Career College helps assure you a place in the forefront of the high-tech manufacturing industry