Precision Machining introduces daytime classes for adults

More information: Kimberly Rein, 303.914.6260
April 7, 2015

Precision Machining introduces daytime classes for adults
Advanced manufacturing industry provides rewarding careers and high salaries

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College, in partnership with Warren Tech, now provides adult student classes for Warren Tech’s daytime Precision Machining—also called Advanced Manufacturing—program.  Morning and afternoon noon class options are available for the full-year program which begins in August 2015.  The program puts students on their way to an exciting career in the advanced manufacturing industry, a high-demand field with lucrative salaries.  Slots are offered on a first come, first served basis.
“Today’s advanced manufacturing industry requires sophisticated skills which also translate into rewarding careers and higher salaries,” said Laura Aycock, career navigator for RRCC’s Precision Machining program.   “Nowhere is the promise of advanced manufacturing brighter than here in Colorado -- there are nearly 700 jobs posted in Colorado and the industry is growing 22 percent faster than the economy as a whole.” 

The Changing Manufacturing Industry
If you think manufacturing is all about dark, hot factories where line workers do monotonous work, day after day, think again. A surge of new technologies and innovations is creating a computer-driven manufacturing environment that doesn’t even resemble the gritty shop floors of the past.  In fact, manufacturing today is all about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast-paced work environments. 

Advanced manufacturing is a main driver of innovation in the United States where millions of scientists, engineers and technicians invent and produce new products.  It brings together information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking to create new ways to manufacture existing products, along with creating new products that emerge from budding ideas and technologies. From workers who use 3-D printing machines to create artificial limbs to inspectors who oversee precision aluminum forgings for the aerospace industry, some of today’s hottest jobs are in advanced manufacturing.

Colorado is a national hub of research, development and innovation for advanced manufacturing, and is also home to some of the highest-quality production facilities in the world. Colorado’s manufacturers are creating the revolutionary products of the 21st century that are shaping our quality of life.

RRCC Advanced Manufacturing Training
Learn more about RRCC's Advanced Manufacturing programs in our online hub.

Advanced Manufacturing Career Map
For those interested in exploring a career in advanced manufacturing, the Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP) has created an innovative and interactive website, to help users navigate through careers in the industry. This comprehensive site includes a career map where users can visualize an entire industry and learn what educational paths to follow to move upward or laterally.  It also includes a host of job descriptions for dozens of popular positions for those who are interested in learning about the kinds of jobs that the industry offers.

RRCC’s Precision Machining program offers courses leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree along with certifications to enhance the skills of those already in the field. To obtain more information and an application for RRCC’s Precision Machining program, contact Laura Aycock at 303.921.6291 or

About Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 14,000 students per year online and at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015