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Credit for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Credentials

Beginning Spring term 2017, students who enroll in any City Colleges program may receive college credit for the credentials listed, which are awarded by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).   NIMS credentialing process involves performance reviews and written exams on related theory and other knowledge areas to demonstrate competencies.

Equivalency Guide:    

CCC Course

NIMS Credentials

MFGT 123 CNC Milling Operations and Programming3 Credits 

(NIMS) Level 1 CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations

MFGT 137 CNC Turning Operations and Programming 3

(NIMS) Level 1 CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations

MFGT 140 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals 3

(NIMS) Level 1: (1) CNC Milling: Operator and (2) CNC Turning: Operator

Steps to have credit awarded at City Colleges of Chicago:    
  1. Student must enroll in a degree or certificate program at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.    
  2. Students must request that official verification of earned NIMS credentials be sent to the Record’s Office at the City College where the student intends to pursue a certificate or degree at the NIMS web site​.    
  3. The Records Offices will award the credit as detailed above during the semester the verification is received and CCC enrollment is confirmed.  Credit will be posted on the CCC Transcript.  
Credit Application and Restrictions:    
  • Credit Application and Restrictions: Credit will be used to fulfill either program or elective requirements, depending on the degree or certificate program chosen by the student.     
  • No more than 50% of any program may be fulfilled using credit granted via Prior Learning Assessment.