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National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS) Credential
Rock Valley College now offers credentialing in various topic areas for CNC machinists through the National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS). The NIMS credential is a nationally recognized performance based certification. Students registering for the CNC Setup and Operation courses may elect to be certified while taking the courses. This credential is available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or those who have previously attended RVC, CNC courses or any CNC machinist. Students wishing to complete the NIMS Machining Level 1 credential (various topic areas) while attending the Automation Skills CNC courses, may purchase the certification package from the RVC bookstore. The package consists of the credentialing report and all required fees for registration and testing. This is a separate fee from the course fees. The online test will be taken at the conclusion of the class.
Automation Skills (CNC)
Training for Machine Tooling Technician Certificate #6116
This non-transfer certificate provides entry-level training and develops job-skills for sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools with emphasis on safety, productivity and quality. The certificate program consists of a series of six classes taught by industry professionals-. Graduates are prepared to perform tasks in a manufacturing production environment related to CNC machine setup and operation/ programming. A certificate may be acquired after successful completion- of six core courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours (216 hours).
Mini-Certificate: CNC Technician Certificate #6116
AUT 005 Blueprint Reading and Measurement
AUT 010 CNC Lathes – Setup and Operation
AUT 012 CNC Mills – Setup and Operation
AUT 014 CNC Lathe Programming
AUT 016 CNC Mills Programming
AUT 029 Introduction to Cutting/Tooling
For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179.
Credentialing Course for Current CNC Machinists
Credentialing is also available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or any CNC machinist who wishes to satisfy the NIMS credential and take the online NIMS exam. The credential consists of the tasks that all machinists encounter while setting up and running through an unproven program. These tasks must be completed for three setups and then the online exam may be taken. This course consists of 12 hours of lab time to perform the setups required and complete the online exam. Enrollees must meet with the instructor to select lab times. Students who wish to enroll in NIMS credentialing course may purchase the required materials package from the RVC bookstore. The credential package is a separate fee from the course fee.
AUT 036 RV (CNC Lathes Operator) - $75
AUT 038 RV (CNC Mills Operator) - $75
Packet A--one Lifetime enrollment fee plus two Level 1 NIMS exams of the students choice - $128
Packet B--two Level 1 NIMS exams of the students choice (for students taking more than two exams) - $75
For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179. Veterans: Take advantage of the IL. Veterans Grant and the GI bill- these courses are now approved for this funding. For more information call Suzanne Swenson at (815) 921-4163.
CNC courses are located at the
Woodward Technology Ctr in Room G06
Basic Blueprint Reading and Measurement
(2.5 Credits) This course is a combination of blueprint reading and measurement to give you a better understanding of the tools needed in manufacturing. This course is strongly recommended for students with little or no shop experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.
AUT 005 RV1 2/4-3/4 TTh 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 005 RV2 2/4-3/4 TTh 6:00- 9:50 pm $239
Introduction to Cutting Tools
(2.5 Credits) Explore the use of various tools for CNC turning & machine centers. Milling tools & topics: drills, taps, reamers, boring bars, end mills, tool geometry, tool selection, feeds and speeds for machining centers. Turning tools and topics: tool holders, insert geometry, grades, selection, single point threading tools, groove & cutoff tools, positive and negative rake angles and feed and speed calculations for work piece materials. Little or no shop experience. Handouts provided at class.
AUT 029 RV1 4/22-5/20 TTh 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 029 RV2 4/22-5/20 TTh 6:00-9:50 pm $239
CNC Lathe – Setup and Operation
(2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC Lathe and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.
AUT 010 RV1 2/3-3/3 MW 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 010 RV2 2/3-3/3 MW 6:00-9:50 pm $239
CNC Mills – Setup and Operation
(2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC mills and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.
AUT 012 RV1 3/17-4/14 MW 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 012 RV2 3/17-4/14 MW 6:00- 9:50 pm $239
CNC Lathe – Programming
(2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for CNC lathes and tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: Lathe Setup and Operate, AUT 010. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.
AUT 014 RV1 3/18-4/15 TTh 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 014 RV2 3/18-4/15 TTh 6:00- 9:50 pm $239
CNC Mills – Programming
(2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for machining centers, tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: AUT 012 CNC Mills Setup and Operate. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.
AUT 016 RV1 4/21-5/19 MW 8:00-11:50 am $239
AUT 016 RV2 4/21-5/19 MW 6:00- 9:50 pm $239
CNC Skills Training for Machine Tooling – Online
MasterTaskTM Online Training for CNC Machines
Rock Valley College in partnership with MasterTaskTM is offering on-line training for manufacturing environments. The MasterTaskTM 100% solution provides a systematic approach that is easy to use to achieve "lean" goals. Reports show it will develop new people in less time to higher levels of performance and cut costs by improving existing personnel creating faster setups, higher quality, longer tool life, fewer crashes, less machinery repair, and better employee attitudes. Simulation-based CNC courses: By selecting from popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Mazak or Okuma CNC controls, you'll learn both the basics and the specifics of your machinery. You practice on realistic computer simulations of your CNC Turning Centers, CNC Lathes, and CNC Machining Centers without tying up production machinery or other operators, and if you make a mistake, you won't have scrap, damaged tools or downtime. Courses are offered in an open-entry format – students have one year to complete all modules in each of the three courses. The course manual will be mailed to you once your registration is received. For more information on course content or to set up an optional hands-on, open lab practice time, call Stan McCord, (815) 921-3179. For complete course outline, course simulations, etc, visitwww.Mastertask.com.
Precision Measurement for Machinists (Modules 1-47)
(2.5 Credits) Powerful simulations allow students to learn how to measure with accuracy on 35 instruments from steel rulers to CMMs. Students may choose inch, metric or both systems of measurement when registering for this course. 47 instructional modules cover every¬thing from shop math, print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. Course manual included. Course# AUT 026 Cost: $199
Mastering CNC Machining Centers (Units 1-5)
(2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, and Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 141 instructional sections to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models. Students can learn both G code and conversational programming. Course manual included. Course# AUT 027 Cost: $199
Mastering CNC Lathes (Units 1-5)
(2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, or Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 106 instructional modules to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models, with more on the way. Students learn both G code and conversational programming techniques. Course manual included. Course# AUT 028 Cost: $199
SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out our registration form (click here) include e-mail and mail with payment to us, refer to Course # AUT-CCE. Students will receive a password and instructions within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included.