Program at a Glance

Program Type
Less than 1-year Credential
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
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Design a Brighter Future in CNC Milling and Operations

Our Machining certification courses are designed to teach hands-on mastery of machining skills to earn credentials from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). NIMS certifications are the industry standard in machining. Each NIMS credential you earn represents a collection of demonstrated high-value technical skills in each occupational area of machining.

Why Choose Germanna

All machining certification courses are taught onsite at the state-of-the-art New Pathways Tech Machinist School on the Carver Center Complex in Rapidan. 

By earning CNC milling credentials through this course, you gain a competitive edge when applying for jobs. Already working in the industry? These certifications equate to advancement and higher pay. Plus, you walk away with sought-after skills to help build a secure and rewarding life-long career.

Career Options for a Credentialed CNC Milling Operator

In-Demand Jobs:  

  • CNC Tool Programmers
  • Machinists
  • Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Operators
  • Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Operators
  • Machine Tool Setters and Operators

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Measurement, Materials, and Safety
  • Job Planning, Bench Work and Layout
  • Manual Milling Skills 
  • Turning Between Centers
  • CNC Mill Operations
  • Programming, Setup and Operations
Course Highlights
Machining Level 1: Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout – NIMS
CNC Milling Level 1: Programming Setup & Operations - NIMS
Machining Level 1: CNC Milling Operations – NIMS
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