5 Weeks

Program Length

7.3 Million

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Institute for Metalworking Skills

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

NIMS Certification detail

MedCerts Programs for NIMS Certification 1 matches

Certification Training Options ForNIMS Machining - Measurement, Materials, & Safety

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential but also a career

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors - text/call/email access Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies - typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

NIMS Certification. Skill Gained

  • Gain knowledge of basic measurement and inspection
  • Inspection planning and sampling/SPC
  • Understand gage blocks and surface finish
  • Learn process planning/process improvement
  • Acquire MSDS knowledge
  • Understand machine maintenance procedures and documentation
  • Recognize hand tool safety and maintenance
  • Perform drilling, milling, tapping and threading process adjustments

NIMS Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying


A Machinist builds and repairs precisely detailed and sized metal parts used in a variety of tools and appliances. They build parts following a blueprint or creates original designs.

$32000 - $53000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Production Worker

A Production Worker performs a variety of duties in a factory. Operates machinery, manages distribution and provides quality control inspection.

$22000 - $39000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Manufacturing Machine Operator

A Manufacturing Machine Operator operates machinery used in a manufacturing facility, including a range of machines used for the production or transport of goods.

$24000 - $44000
Estimated Salary

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