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Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining credentials.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 21 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining credentials. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful credential completion. If you completed your credential outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The credential components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

Machining Level 1
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Machining Level 1 - Measurement, Materials, Safety and Job Planning, Benchwork &Layout and Grinding and Drill Press Skills (4 Certificates)3MET-21306/01/2003 - 06/30/2018 NIMS.CMO1
Machining Level 1- Milling and Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers and Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills (3 Certificates)3MET-21406/01/2003 - 06/30/2018 NIMS.CMO2
Machining Level 1: CNC Turning: Programming Setup &Operations and CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations (2 Certificates) 4MFT-21106/01/2003 - 06/30/2018 NIMS.CNCP1
Machining Level 1: CNC Turning Operator and CNC Milling Operator (2 Certificates) 3MFT-21206/01/2003 - 06/30/2018 NIMS.CNCMO
Machining Level II
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Machining Level II: Manual Milling Skills II and Turning II (manual) and Drill Press Skills and Grinding Skills (4 Certificates) 3MET-12309/01/2003 - 09/30/2018 NIMS2.TMO
Machining Level II: CNC Milling Skills II and CNC Turning Skills II (2 Certificates) 3MET-19909/01/2003 - 09/30/2018 NIMS2.ICM
Machining Level II: EDM - Wire and EDM - Plunge (2 Certificates)2MFT-12409/01/2003 - 09/30/2018 NIMS2.EDMO

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Contact NIMS, 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703)352-4971;


Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

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