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

Estimated High School Cost

Average Wage

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

Campus Location(s)


Additional Information

Employer Advisory Team:

  • JD Machine
  • Leanwerks

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, Machinist Instructor, teaches both Machining and Pre-Engineering classes at the OWATC Machine Shop at Ogden High School. He 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 Metalcutting (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 careers in Machining and Engineering.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (August through May only)

Trina Hansen

Trina Hansen

For apprenticeship information: Trina, apprenticeship coordinator, has over 20 years of experience in education and administration. She has an Associate of Science degree from Weber State University. Trina also earned certificates from the Ogden-Weber Tech College in instructional development and office administration. She is a certified master trainer through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). In 2005, Trina became responsible for coordinating and managing the apprenticeship programs including electrical, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, heavy equipment operator, plumbing, sheet metal, and sign maker. She currently advises student in ways to complete their desired apprenticeships.

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (May-August); Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (September – April)