CareerAdvance Pre-Apprentice Boot Camp and Apprenticeships

As the recipient of a $4 million CareerAdvance USA Grant, County College of Morris (CCM) and its partner schools are offering pre-apprentice training and an apprenticeship program for those looking to build rewarding and well-paying careers in the high-demand field of advanced manufacturing.

As a CCM CareerAdvance apprentice, you will gain skills in a condensed timeframe, while being paid to obtain a job in advanced manufacturing. You also will have the opportunity to gain college credit during your participation if you would like to continue and pursue a certificate or college degree.

Participants who complete Shop Basics and the Advanced Manufacturing Core will be eligible to apply for apprenticeships through the CareerAdvance USA grant ( This grant is an apprenticeship program that gives people of any skill level the opportunity to earn valuable credentials and skills in the advanced manufacturing field. 

The Boot Camp will offer up to three college credits, interaction with potential employers, and the use of CCM’s state-of-the-art classroom and manufacturing lab space in the brand new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. Scholarships, funding for the un/under employed and payment plan options are available. Earn certification in OSHA-10, up to five NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) and SolidWorks certifications as well.

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
MFG-101EShop Basics3.3
MFG-106EAdvanced Manufacturing Core12.6
MFG-107ECAD and CAM Level 22.4
MFG-108ENIMS Certification Prep3

          Estimated Supplies: $400

Participation in this program can lead to better job opportunities in a year or less. Those who complete apprenticeships have a high rate of immediate employment in the manufacturing sector, with an average salary of $70,000 (  Meet with a CareerAdvance USA Coordinator to create your program plan. Email today!

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Shop Basics

Shop Basics provides you with an introduction to Advanced Manufacturing concepts, and establishes a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing process, including how to remain safe on the job and in the shop. This is a required course for all students. MFG-101E.

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Advanced Manufacturing Core

Building upon the information learned in Shop Basics, Advanced Manufacturing Core provides you with further knowledge in the areas of Blueprint Reading, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), Bench Working Skills, Safety, 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). After successful completion of this class, students will be eligible to earn OSHA-10 Safety Certification and a SolidWorks Associate Certification. MFG-106E.

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CAD and CAM Level 2

CAD level 2 focuses on advanced modeling features, such as surfacing, weldments and MBD (model based dimensioning). Students will also learn how to construct large complex assemblies and how to convey them in 2D shop blueprints. MFG-107E.

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NIMS Certification Prep

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification Prep class provides students with practice exams and lab time to improve their skills. Students will be able to earn up to five NIMS certifications in this course: Drill Press 1; Grinding 1; Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout; Measurement, Materials & Safety; Milling 1. MFG-108E.