professor demonstrating machining equitment


This program is designed to prepare students for the NIMS Certification test. The curriculum covers the operation of drill presses, metal-cutting saws, lathes, milling machines, and grinders, focusing on precision and efficiency. Students will learn to produce precision parts using appropriate speeds, feeds, and tooling.


Begin Your Journey

  • Prepare for the NIMS Certification examination.
  • Receive practical, hands-on training from experienced machinists.
  • Apply skills and techniques classroom-taught to real-world practical exercises.


Tess Regan, Program Director
108 Palmers Trades
(910) 246-4117

See Our Facilities
Most classes are held in Palmer Trade Center. View our Virtual Tour and see the Palmer Trade Center labs, and the building exterior.