Connecticut Technical High School System National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Credentials Program

Connecticut Technical High School System National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Credentials Program

Credentials Reviewed

Any Turning PLUS any Milling credential
Blueprint I - 2 credits, lower division level

CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations AND CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
CNC I - 2 credits, lower division level; Contingent upon completion of BOTH credentials

CNC Turning: Operations
No credit recommendation - content included in CNC Programming Setup and Operations

CNC Milling: Operations
No credit recommendation

Drill Press Skills I
Drill Press - 2 credits, lower division level

Measurement, Materials & Safety
No credit recommendation - content included in all other credentials

Grinding Skills I
Grinding - 2 credits, lower division level

Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
Benchwork and Layout - 2 credits, lower division level

Manual Milling Skills
Milling I - 2 credits, lower division level

Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers OR Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
Lathe I - 2 credits, lower division level; Awarded for ONE credential only

Dates Valid

August 2012 through August 2017

Source of Records

Registrar or record office of the student's technical high school.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit

About the Program

The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) Precision Manufacturing program has aligned its curriculum to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) skill standards and began using the standards-based competency assessments in the 2008-09 school year. The NIMS is the Nation's only American National Standards Institute accredited developer for the metalworking industry. The NIMS was established in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. The NIMS organization certifies individual skills against their standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements.