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Machine Operator Certificate - Right Skills Now for Manufacturing


The Right Skills Now (for Manufacturing) certificate is designed to provide fast track, high skilled manufacturing training in the following areas: Job planning, bench work, materials, manual milling, manual turning, CNC milling and CNC turning. This program was designed to address the current shortage of CNC operators. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as entry-level manual and CNC machine tool operators.

What You'll Learn

The Right Skills Now (for Manufacturing) certificate will introduce manufacturing workplace safety, blueprint reading, general manufacturing processes, basic production manual machining skills, basic G and M codes and introduction to CNC machining. The curriculum closely aligns with standards set forth by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students may choose to apply these credits towards a Machine Tool Diploma or Manufacturing Technology AAS degree. The additional coursework will enhance the students’ communication, mathematics, machining, and critical thinking skills.

Graduates will earn a certificate as well as a set of National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials that are recognized across the country.​