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FF-Machining- Milling: Operator - CMOP

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The Machining - Milling: Operator course is a hands-on course where you will learn the fundamentals of using a milling machine in a manufacturing environment. You will learn part set up, drilling, taping, boring, cutting keyways and  other operations as well as basic CNC program editing. Instruction will also include shop safety, math and measurement for precision machining, and how to interpret drawings including views, notations, symbols, dimensioning and tolerances.

Students completing the course will sit for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) CNC Milling: Operator, Level 1 exam.
For more information on NIMS Credentialing visit: NIMS Credentialing


  • Textbook, workbook and exam study guide provided for use during the length of the course
  • NIMS first time registration fee and exam cost
  • All materials needed for milling including metals, lubricants, cutting tools and similar
  • Tooling-U online full access for 180 days
  • OSHA voucher to earn OSHA card within the course timeframe


  • Steel-toed boots or shoes. Estimated cost: $40.00
  • Safety glasses with side shields. Estimated cost: $10.00
  • Basic calculator. Estimated cost: $10.00


  • All students must be 18 years old.
  • We require a pre-acceptance screening our VWCC Testing Center. Contact our Student Services group for more information at
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of the VWCC Placement Testing Center: ENF 3, ENG 111 and MTE 1-3 (Reading, English and Math, respectively).

Class Details

17 Sessions
Weekly - Thu, Tue


Paul Gillespie 



Please read:  Class meets at Goodwill Jobs Campus 2502 Melrose Avenue, NW Roanoke, VA 24017 Sign in at "Entrance B" ***Class will not meet on September 3, Labor Day***



Registration Closes On
Thursday, August 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
8/9/2018 - 10/4/2018 Weekly - Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Roanoke, Goodwill  Map Paul Gillespie  Lecture