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

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Credentials Reviewed

  • Any Turning PLUS any Milling credential: 2 credits, lower division level
  • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations AND CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations: 2 credits, lower division level; Contingent upon completion of BOTH credentials
  • Drill Press Skills I: 2 credits, lower division level
  • Grinding Skills I: 2 credits, lower division level
  • Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout: 2 credits, lower division level
  • Manual Milling Skills I: 2 credits, lower division level
  • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers OR Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills: 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.