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NIMS CNC Operator


Launch Your Career with Industry-Approved Training

What You’ll Learn

The NIMS CNC Operator program prepares students for entry-level CNC Operator/Machinist roles. Students learn key foundational principles and practices of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machine operation, giving them the skills and knowledge needed to successfully work in manufacturing environments. The course covers how to safely and properly use tooling, fixtures, and precision measurement devices with respect to CNC Parts and CNC machining centers. Through a mix of lectures, labs, online simulations, programming, testing, and a formal Credentialing Achievement Record, students are prepared to pass NIMS CNC Operator Certification Level 1. The certification is backed by NIMS, an organization that establishes industry standards, proven training frameworks, and processes that dynamically respond to our technology-driven economy.

Career Options

This certification prepares you for a rewarding career as a CNC Operator and helps you launch your career in this fast-growing and high-paying field quickly. An entry-level CNC Operator/Machinist in Indiana can expect an average starting salary of around $41,000 with lots of room for career growth. The average annual salary of an experienced operator in Indiana is $72,0001.

Class Details

  • The $4,500 fee for this course includes all books and tools.
    • Students enrolled in one of the Machine Tool Technology associate degree or certificate programs can also complete this training as part of their coursework by taking MTTC 107.

This workforce certification is available for free to qualifying students through the Next Level Jobs program. You are eligible to earn this free certification from Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You are an Indiana resident, and
  • You have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency, and
  • You have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelor's, master's, etc.)

Learn more about Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech skills training classes do not earn you college credit on their own, but they may crosswalk into Ivy Tech's academic degree programs should you decide to pursue that route in the future. Speak with your advisor to learn more about getting credit for prior learning.

Upcoming Classes

We’re sorry, this class is not currently scheduled at any Ivy Tech location, but it may be offered again in the future.

Contact your local Ivy Tech campus with questions about when this class may be offered.

1 Salary data from the Department of Workforce Development's WorkOne initiative as of September 2023.