Certified CNC Operator

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Certified CNC Operator – (NIMS)

One-Year Certificates

The ability to operate Computer Numerically Controlled machinery efficiently, while producing quality parts, are skills that are in demand today in many advanced manufacturing environments.

Upon completion of this course the student will obtain a one year state certification through National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This covers the basic operation of a CNC Machine. These modules will prepare the student for certification test preparation through the State of Michigan.


The WSCC Certified CNC Operator Program is available in an Open-Entry/Open-Exit (OE/OE) format allowing for enrollment at any time throughout the year. Employers have great flexibility in building training programs by ala carte selection of modules from a menu of skill sets. Students have an increased ability to work while earning a college degree since the hours of delivery are modeled to fit work schedules, including both online and hands-on training.



TMA 113 - Technical Mathematics I is required in addition to TMA 114 - Technical Mathematics II if Work Keys Test score is less than level 5, ACT Math score less than 19, or scores less than 100 on the Pre-Algebra COMPASS.


Only TMA 114 - Technical Math II is required if Work Keys Test Score is equals or is greater than level 5, but less than level 7, ACT Math score is 19 or higher, or scores a 37-49 on the Algebra COMPASS.


Competency for TMA 113 and TMA 114 will be met with a Work Keys Test score of 7 or higher, ACT math score of 21 or higher, or a 50 or higher on the Algebra COMPASS.


For course descriptions, please see a WSCC advisor.