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, squaring parts, facing, drilling, taping, boring, cutting keyways, tramming, position and perpendicularity verification, work holding concepts and devices, offset adjustments, maching controls, establishing XY Zero and other operations as well as basic CNC program editing. Instruction will also include applicable shop safety, precision measurement, and how to interpret drawings including dimensioning and tolerances.
Students completing the course will sit for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) credentials:
- CNC Miling: Operator, Level 1
- Manual Milling Skills, Level 1
- Grinding Skills, Level 1
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
- OSHA voucher to earn OSHA card within the course timeframe (if student has not already earned an OSHA card)
STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE:
- Steel-toed boots or shoes. Estimated cost: $40.00
- Safety glasses with side shields. Estimated cost: $10.00
- Basic calculator. Estimated cost: $10.00
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE:
- Prerequisite: Machining Fundamentals (or pass VWCC Workforce test)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- If testing out of Machining fundamentals, applicants must meet the requirements of the VWCC Placement Testing Center: ENF 3, ENG 111 and MTE 1-3 (Reading, English and Math, respectively).