Required Education & Training
  • May be enrolled in One-Year Technical Certificate or apprenticeship
Industry Recognized Credentials Median Wages $41,128 Education Providers
  • Community colleges
  • Ohio Technical Centers
  • various vendors
  • Basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to machine part from blueprint (manual or CNC)
  • Manual: Execute machining of parts, set appropriate feeds and speeds.
  • CNC: Use G-code or conversational controls to edit existing program for machining of the part, including feeds and speeds; start machining process; execute program
  • Adjust process to achieve tolerances and finishes on the blueprint
  • Inspect parts to verify tolerances and specifications are met
  • Technical competencies as demonstrated by the following NIMS credentials: Grinding I; Turning I (Between Centers and Chucking); Milling I; CNC Mill Operations; CNC Lathe Operations; Drill Press I
All Levels

Foundational employability skills, basic math and computer skills, written and verbal communication skills; safety awareness; drug free
Note: each position must demonstrate the competencies and credentials of the previous position