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FF - Machining Milling Operator CMOP

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The Machining - Milling 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
  • Drill Press 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' exam cost
  • All materials needed for milling including metals, lubricants, cutting tools and similar
  • Tooling-U online full access


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


  • Prerequisite: Machining Fundamentals I or II (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
  • 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).


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" I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 08/25/2020, 08/27/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/30/2020 - 10/1/2020 Weekly - Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Roanoke, Goodwill  Map Paul Gillespie  Lecture