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CNC Boot Camp Certifications

The CNC boot camp integrates the following certifications into the program:

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

CNC Boot Camp students have the opportunity to earn Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.  Students learn the Lean Six Sigma principles for continuous improvement methodologies and how to apply them in the workplace. Once yellow belt certification is attained and through additional training,  a student can progress on to attain green belt certification.

Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS)

Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) is a Wisconsin Technical College System initiative to develop skills in the manufacturing workplace to solve problems, work cooperatively in teams, and adapt to an ever-changing environment.  Key activities covered:

  • Productivity skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team skills
  • Adaptability skills

Successful completion of all modules earns CCMS certification.

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

MSSC offers comprehensive training to build the core knowledge and skills needed in advanced manufacturing.  The MSSC Safety module is focused on maintaining a safe and productive work environment, ensuring the safe use of equipment in the workplace, and communicating safety-related needs. A combination of blended learning allows participants to develop high performance manufacturing skills through lectures, self-paced studies, computer-based simulation labs, presentations, and individual/group activities.  A certificate is awarded for successful completion of coursework and online assessment for each module.  The boot camp integrates the MSSC safety module into the program through a Machine Shop Safety course.  MSSC Key Activities Covered:

  • Fulfilling safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Identifying unsafe conditions and taking corrective action
  • Performing environmental and safety inspections
  • Monitoring equipment and operator performance
  • Performing emergency drills and participating in emergency response teams
  • Providing safety orientation for other employees
  • Suggesting process and procedures that support safety and effectiveness of the work environment
  • Communicating safety, training, and job-specific needs
  • Training others to use equipment safely

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) is a leading provider of high-quality occupational competency assessment products and services to secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in the United States and around the world. These products and services are built upon nationally validated, workplace-based standards. CNC Boot Camp students take the NOCTI CNC Precision machining pre and post- assessment. The assessment measures mastery of the following competencies:

  • Organization and shop practices
  • Measurement/inspection
  • Metallurgical processes and heat treating
  • Blueprint interpretations and process planning
  • Layout and bench work
  • Band saw machines
  • Drill presses
  • Lathes
  • Vertical milling machines
  • Precision grinding machines
  • CNC programming, preparation and operations
  • CNC programming using a CAM system

The NOCTI composite score is recorded on the student’s certificate of completion.

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