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Machining Apprentice Program

Keene Community Education is pleased to announce our Machining Apprenticeship Program.

Apprentices completing this two-year (150 hours/year) program will earn a certificate from NH Dept. of Education and the US Department of Labor.  Area employers will be looking for you!

Key Points

  • Machining apprenticeship calls for approximately 4,800 on-the-job hours; each apprentice must demonstrate competency in a variety of skills; On the Job Learning Schedule for skills list

  • Machining apprentices take"related instruction" classes over the course of 2 academic years, totaling 300 hours.
  • Apprentices may begin related instruction through Community Education without yet having secured a position with an area company as a machining apprentice.  However, it is strongly recommended that students find such a position as soon as possible.  Students entering year 2 must be working in manufacturing.  Apprentices are paid by employers.


The related instruction is $975.00 for the full year (150 hours), inclusive of all textbooks.

Students who are employed as machining apprentices should check with their organizations regarding company policies for tuition payment/reimbursement.


Application and calendar will be available in July. 


Contact Jan Barry, Director, at or (603) 357-0088 ext. 102

Click on the links below for an application or more information.


Standards of Apprenticeship   

Apprentice Agreement (for employers)

Employer Acceptance Agreement (for employers)

Machining Curriculum

Machining Application

Machining Schedule