As technology continues to shape the manufacturing industry, companies are experiencing an immediate demand for machinists. The SoVA CME Precision Machining program will prepare students for employment in machining, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programming, inspection/quality control, maintenance, and machine tool building.
Throughout the program, students will gain practical experience while programming and operating state-of-the art machinery in a well-equipped lab.
During the course of the program, students will have the opportunity to earn up to 19 different credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
What Precision Machining Certifications Are Available?
The industry certifications available through the Precision Machining Program are National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) advanced and specialty certifications, which tests the parts of the system individually.
Machining Level 1
- Measurement, materials & safety
- Job Planning, benchwork, and layout
- Manual milling skills 1
- Turning operations: Turning between centers
- Turning operations: Turning chucking systems
- Grinding skills 1
- Drill press skills 1
- CNC turning: Programming, setup, & operations
- CNC milling: Programming, setup, & operations
- CNC turning: Operations
- CNC milling: Operations
Metal Forming Level 1
- Metal Forming Level 1
Machining Level 2
- Manual milling skills 2
- Turning 2 (manual)
- Drill press skills 2
- CNC Milling Skills 2
- CNC Turning Skills 2
Machining Level 3
- CNC Turning Skills 3
- CNC Milling Skills 3
In order for NIMS credentials to be awarded, NIMS that requires the student satisfactorily complete both the performance and the theory exams. Industry uses NIMS credentials to recruit, hire, place, and promote individual workers.
Click HERE to learn more about the Machining Credentials that are currently offered by NIMS.