Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing


This 10-week training will prepare you for immediate employment in the booming manufacturing industry. This is an evening program that meets on weeknights from 4pm to 9:30pm.

The training will start with foundational topics such as OSHA-10, Manufacturing Math, Blueprint Reading and Metrology followed by hands-on training that covers Advanced Manufacturing principles such as CAD, CNC mill operations, and CNC lathe operations.

Job Placement Assistance will be provided through our partnership with the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center.

Classes run Monday-Thursday, 4-9:30pm at GCC and Franklin County Technical School.

GCC’s manufacturing programs are offered through a partnership between GCC, Franklin County Technical School, the Franklin-Hampshire Regional Employment Board and Career Centers, area manufacturing companies and community partners to develop and implement new training programs to meet the growing demand in manufacturing.

Funding may be available for eligible participants.

Veterans, women, unemployed and other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Eligible veterans, dependents and active military members can now use GI Bill funding for this training. Contact for more information.

  • Basic math skills
  • Basic reading and writing skills
  • 18 years or older 
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Students who successfully complete this training can gain immediate employment in an entry-level position as a production worker, assembly technician, or shipping and receiving clerk at a manufacturing company. Nearly 100% of GCC’s manufacturing graduates get job offers within 6 months of completing their training.  Students who successfully complete this training may advance into Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator training. 

10 weeks
200 hours
Next Session:
October 10, 2023-December 14, 2023


Scholarships may make the cost of this training free!

Payment Options

This workshop is eligible for scholarship funding. Choose "Request Scholarship" at checkout to find out if you qualify!

Ready to enroll but not ready to pay? If a third party (employer, caseworker, municipality, etc.) is covering your tuition, add this workshop to your cart—at checkout select the option “Bill a Company or Organization” and provide billing details so we can send an invoice. Your registration will not be complete until we have collected payment.

Not currently offered — pre-register and we'll let you know as soon as this class is available, or book a training to arrange custom dates for your team!
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