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At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
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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.
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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.