CNC Machining

CNC Machining
Program Details
Credential: 
Industry Certification
Academic Division: 
Manufacturing & Construction Trades

A computer numerical control (CNC) machinist is trained to maintain, operate and program machines used to shape, cut and bend metal parts.

Coursework includes computer-aided design, operation and programming of turn centers (lathes) and milling equipment, print reading and projects; shop safety; process planning; cutting tools selection and assembly; machine safety and maintenance; measurement, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; and shop computations.

National Institute for Metalworking Skills Certification Courses

Skills in the metalworking industry are certified through the earning of NIMS credentials. The credentials are awarded on satisfactory completion of both performance tests and related theory exams. NIMS credentials certify an individual’s skills as measured against NIMS Standards. Earning credentials requires a performance project and a theory test. The projects and theory tests are drawn directly from the NIMS Standards, are written and piloted by industry, and accredited by ANSI.

WCG & FANTIC Approved

The following CNC Certifications have been approved for the Workforce Credentials Grant program. Those who are eligible will now only pay the first 1/3 of the total cost! 

  • Machining Level I: CNC Milling: Operator
  • Machining Level I: CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
  • Machining Level I: CNC Turning: Operator
  • Machining Level I: CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations

Attend an Information Session to enroll. For more information call (757) 865-3122. 

Register Online

Register for classes using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Online Registration System.