About Rock Valley’s CNC Program

A career in advanced manufacturing is within your grasp. In just six to eight weeks, you’ll have the ability to FastTrack your way to an exciting, new career in today’s automated manufacturing world. TechWorks is an employer-driven training organization that takes direction from our 40 member Advisory Board to develop and deliver customized curriculum. TechWorks training meets the needs of our regional manufacturing base and has an impressive track record of connecting employers with National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentialed students.

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TechWorks Orientation

Orientation is held at the Stenstrom Center

Location Information

4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109

First Week Of Class

Focuses on Job Readiness

Total Time

20 Hours

CNC Portion

5 Weeks Total (150 hours)


Monday thru Friday 9-2:30. Optimal class size of 8 students


Total cost is $2,500

Payment Details

Payment programs available. Funding may also be available via Dislocated Workers Program (815-921-2200) and Rock River Training (815-847-7574).

Course Requirements

Must have high school diploma or GED.

2014 Facts

We held 12 classes and graduated 87 students, 70% find employment.

What Will I Learn?

Learn the skills to enter the manufacturing.


Potential to earn 2 NIMS credentials, 1) Measurement Materials & Safety 2) CNC Lathe or Mill Operator Level One

Who is a good fit for TechWorks’ FastTrack training?

Get In Touch With Us

  • 815-921-2192
  • B.Luecke@RockValleyCollege.edu
  • 3301 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford IL 61114
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