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NightHawks Adult Education Program

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Advanced Manufacturing 300 hour


with Adv Mfg Team

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 , runs for 15 weeks

Please contact Bonnie Carr: regarding course cost and payment options for this program.

The Advanced Manufacturing Program at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School  will provide students with a state of the art educational experience placing them on a trajectory to the highly skilled, high demand field of Advanced Manufacturing. Students will learn the high level skills demanded in 21st century Advanced Manufacturing.

Our program prepares students for entry to the high demand field of Advanced Manufacturing by providing them with the highly technical skills that are necessary in this field.   They will follow a course sequence that starts with the basics of manual machining and progresses to advanced multi-axis CNC programming, setup, and operation. Students will be trained on the latest technology, learning the layout process, the setup and procedures necessary to operate equipment such as CNC lathes, CNC milling and turning machines and G-Coding.

Students will also learn Blueprint Reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Industry Math, Metrology, Inspection, Mastercam and SolidWorks and will have  exposure to Welding, 3-D Printing and Plasma Cutting.

Qualified and highly skilled machinists are presently in high demand in the North East and locally on the North Shore, where Advanced Manufacturing is one of our critical industries. Students completing our program will be ready to immediately enter the workforce.

Additionally, our students will have the opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials including NIMS, MACWIC, and OSHA.  This course will also include resume preparation and job placement assistance including tours of local manufacturing companies.

The  Advanced Manufacturing Program is a 300-hour training program from 1/22/19-5/11/19.  Classes are held Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 7am to 3:30 pm.  (Starting date subject to change based on enrollment).  Some online coursework is also required.



Payment plan available: $1,000 deposit plus 2 payments of $1,750.00, paid weekly

Auto Collision Repair


with Kevin O'Day

Calendar Jan 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is designed for participants to learn the process of auto collision repair including applying body filler, priming, sanding, mig welding, and final finish of painting and buffing.

Baking Boot Camp


with Desando and Menesale

Calendar Mar 23, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This 2 session course on Saturdays will provide the fundamentals of the art of baking and pastry making. Learn how to make various types of holiday cookies, cakes and sweet and savory tarts. Sessions will provide demonstrations and hands on learning in our state of the art baking lab.

Journeyman Electrical Exam Prep


with Andrew Andricopoulos

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 5 pm

This course prepares students for the State Board of Electrical Examiners exam. This is a theory based course. 

Machine Technology


with Jack Frazier

Calendar Jan 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Participants will learn the foundational skills of machining such as safe use of cutting tools both manual and CNC. Participants will also learn how to set up and operate both manual and CNC machines including G-code, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. 

Marine Trades Technical Training


with Matt Centorino

Calendar Jan 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This 45-hour Certificate Program is designed to provide an entry-level overview for those thinking of a career in the Marine Trades. This course will concentrate on entry-level skills necessary for employment in the marine industry. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Essex Agricultural and Technical High School NightHawks Adult Education Program. This credential, endorsed by the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust provides an excellent basis for hiring in the field.

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Master Electrical Exam Prep


with Christos Xerras

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 5 pm

This course prepares students for the State Board of Electrical Examiners exam. This is a theory based course. 

Outboard Motor & Small Engine Repair


with Matt Centorino

Calendar Jan 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course will teach participants all aspects of outboard and small engine repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance. 

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