Precision Machining program to offer evening classes, spring start option

SMCC’s Precision Machining & Manufacturing program is offering evening classes and the option to start the degree program in the Spring Semester to provide people flexible pathways to advance their machining skills or earn a degree or certificate.

The new evening classes and the option to start in the spring — rather than just the fall — begin Jan. 18, 2022, the first day of Spring Semester classes.

The changes will appeal to working professionals who work during the day but want to continue their education, parents in need of flexibility, concurrent enrollment high school students, or anyone interested in furthering their machining skills, said John Bolduc, chair of the program.

“We are restructuring our schedules and offerings to meet the diverse needs and lives of students, workers and employers,” Bolduc said. “These changes provide new options for those who juggle many schedules, have commitments during the day, or would prefer to start their degree now rather than wait until the fall.”

SMCC’s Precision Machining & Manufacturing program provides students the skills they need to launch or advance their careers in manufacturing. The program’s state-of-the-art machines are the same type used by precision production companies that hire SMCC graduates.

Students are in high demand and help fill the manufacturing industry’s skills gap, where there aren’t enough qualified applicants for the jobs that are available.

For more information about the program, please visit the Precision Machining & Manufacturing program webpage.