Machinist Apprentice

As a Machinist Apprentice, your primary task will be to produce metal parts for industrial machinery and other consumer goods. Currently, only JD Machine and Leanwerks sponsor machinist apprentices in the Ogden area. Machinist apprentices use lathes, grinders, mills, drilling presses, and computer numerical controlled machines (CNC).You will interpret blueprints and other specifications to select correct materials, tools, and fabrication processes.The approximate completion time for the Machinist Apprentice Certificate is 810 hours of classroom training on the College campus and 8,000 hours of On-the-Job Training.

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Program Information

Estimated Monthly Cost
Contact Enrollment for information

Estimated Total Cost
Includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies

Estimated High School Cost

Experienced Wage

Completion Time
On-the-job training: 8000 hours
Related Instruction: 720 hours

Campus Location(s)
Main Campus


Working and Need Funding?

Employers may participate in Custom Fit Training. If so, state funding may be available to pay a portion of the training costs. If your employer is interested in registering you through Custom Fit, please have them contact Stephanie at or 801-612-4161. You may also visit the Custom Fit website for more information.

Additional Information

Employer Advisory Team:

  • Barnes Aerospace
  • Hill Air Force Base OO-ALC/MANLBM
  • GSC
  • Williams International
  • Leanwerks
  • Innovative Precission LLC
  • Petersen, Inc.
  • JD Machine
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

Program Instructors

Bret Holmes

Bret Holmes

Bret is our Machinist Coordinator for the Machinist Program, he has 5 years of industry-related experience and has been an instructor at the college since 1997. He holds a B.A. in education and has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology/CNC. Bret also holds a U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeships & Training Machinist Certificate. He is a Certified Metalcutting (CMP) professional from Kennametal. Bret would enjoy the opportunity to discuss the Machining career with you.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Instruction; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Administrative Time

Kurt Jensen

Kurt Jensen

Kurt has 5 years industry experience and has been an instructor since 2005. Kurt has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology from Utah Valley University as well as Bachelors of Science in Technology Teacher Education from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Metal-Cutting (CMP) professional from Kennametal. Machining is his career as well as his passion. He loves to design and build parts using CAD/CAM software. Kurt enjoys working with students to prepare them for a career in Machining.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.