Rock Valley College
CCE Manufacturing

Get the credentialing you need to work in manufacturing.

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Current Term (Fall 2017)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
AUT-010-RV
CNC Lathes-Setup and Operate
9/18/17 - 10/16/17
Mon/Wed 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0228
11/15
AUT-010-RV2
CNC Lathes-Setup and Operate
9/18/17 - 10/16/17
Mon/Wed 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0206
12/15
AUT-005-RV
Blueprint Reading and Measurement
9/19/17 - 10/17/17
Tue/Thur 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0206
7/10
AUT-005-RV2
Blueprint Reading and Measurement
9/19/17 - 10/17/17
Tue/Thur 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0214
8/15
AUT-012-RV
CNC Mills-Setup and Operate
10/18/17 - 11/15/17
Mon/Wed 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0228
8/10
AUT-012-RV2
CNC Mills-Setup and Operate
10/18/17 - 11/15/17
Mon/Wed 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0206
14/15
AUT-014-RV
Cnc Lathes-Programming
10/19/17 - 11/16/17
Tue/Thur 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0206
All Available
AUT-014-RV2
Cnc Lathes-Programming
10/19/17 - 11/16/17
Tue/Thur 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0214
13/15
AUT-029-RV
Intoduction to Cutting Tools
11/20/17 - 12/20/17
Mon/Wed 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0228
14/15
AUT-029-RV2
Intoduction to Cutting Tools
11/20/17 - 12/20/17
Mon/Wed 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0206
14/15
AUT-016-RV
Cnc Mills-Programming
11/21/17 - 12/21/17
Tue/Thur 8:00am-12:00pm WTC 0206
9/10
AUT-016-RV2
Cnc Mills-Programming
11/21/17 - 12/21/17
Tue/Thur 6:00pm-10:00pm WTC 0214
14/15

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.

National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS) Credential
Rock Valley College now offers credentialing in various topic areas for CNC machinists through the National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS). The NIMS credential is a nationally recognized performance based certification. Students registering for the CNC Setup and Operation courses may elect to be certified while taking the courses. This credential is available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or those who have previously attended RVC, CNC courses or any CNC machinist. Students wishing to complete the NIMS Machining Part 1
credential (various topic areas) while attending the Automation Skills CNC courses, may purchase the certification package from the RVC bookstore. The package consists of the credentialing report and all required fees for registration and testing. This is a separate fee from the course fees. The online test will be taken at the conclusion of the class.

Automation Skills (CNC) Training for Machine Tooling
Automation Skills CNC Technician Certificate #6116

This non-transfer certificate provides entry-level training and develops job-skills for sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools with emphasis on safety, productivity and quality. The certificate program consists of a series of six classes taught by industry professionals. Graduates are
prepared to perform tasks in a manufacturing production environment related to CNC machine setup and operation/programming. A certificate may be acquired after successful completion of six core courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours (216 hours). Students who successfully pass all 6 courses are
eligible for Machining Part 1 NIMS credential (CNC Turning or Milling: Programming Setup & Operation – cost $75).
Mini-Certificate: CNC Technician Certificate #6116

  • AUT 005 Blueprint Reading and Measurement
  • AUT 010 CNC Lathes – Setup and Operation
  • AUT 012 CNC Mills – Setup and Operation
  • AUT 014 CNC Lathe Programming
  • AUT 016 CNC Mills Programming
  • AUT 029 Introduction to Cutting/Tooling

For more information, call Joan Rabe at (815) 921-3101.
Credentialing Course for Current CNC Machinists
Credentialing is also available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or any CNC machinist who wishes to satisfy the NIMS credential and take the online NIMS exam. The credential consists of the tasks that all machinists encounter while setting up and running through an unproven program. These tasks must be completed for three setups and then the online exam may be taken. This course consists of 12 hours of lab time to perform the setups required and complete the online exam. Enrollees must meet with the instructor to select lab times. Students who wish to enroll in NIMS credentialing course may purchase the required materials package from the RVC bookstore. The credential package is a separate fee from the course fee.

AUT 036 RV (CNC Lathes Operator) - $75
AUT 038 RV (CNC Mills Operator) - $75

NIMS Credential Packages available at the Rock Valley College Bookstore:
Packet A: Includes one Lifetime enrollment fee plus two Part 1 NIMS exams of the students choice - $128
Packet B: Includes two Part 1 NIMS exams of the students choice (for students taking more than two exams) - $75

For more information, call Joan Rabe at (815) 921-3101.
Veterans: Take advantage of the IL. Veterans Grant and the GI bill- these courses are now approved for this funding. For more information call Milana Herman at (815) 921-4163.