NIMS Credentialing Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Manufacturing Education Center 107K

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MCHN-2372-001 NIMS Credentialing


Prerequisite: MCHN 2303 - minimum grade of C and instructor consent. Final semester. This is a capstone class. Students must have completion of all prior courses in order to pass the credentialing requirements.

Course Description

Following directives from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), students will make projects to earn national credentials.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
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You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(3 sch; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


 NIMS Membership:

Since this a Credentialing class it is left up to students as to the reference material they wish to use.
As Instructor I would suggest using the relevant Text Books and Handouts, provided in previous classes.


Safety Glasses

All tools and tooling supplied on site.

Student Performance


End-of-Course Outcomes: During the last semester of a student's enrollment in a program, in order to verify entry-level workplace competencies; students shall achieve a minimum of one industry recognized credential. or complete an external learning experience, or complete a capstone experience which would include three components as described in the following descriptions. 1. A General comprehensive written exam. 2. A Specific exam to require research, design, and application of , code requirements, equipment application, or production of a product. 3. A Practical exam to allow field application of safety, skills, following instructions, equipment care and usage, calculations, and stewardship.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior


Safety Policy and PPE
Safety is everyone's job,and it starts before you enter the shop area. A machine shop has rotating machinery,high voltage electrical equipment,hot metal,sharp metal and chemicals,all of which can harm or even kill you. That is why the rules described below are needed.
Rule#1. Only Safety glasses' with side shields, that meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 spec will be allowed.
Rule#2. Only long pants are allowed.
Rule#3. Only short sleeved close fitting Tee-shirts or long sleeved shirts rolled up past the elbow are allowed
Rule#4. No open toed shoes are allowed,students should wear work boots or work shoes.
Rule#5. Hair over shoulder length needs to be secured safely with a hat, cap or hairnet.
Rule#6. No necklaces, bracelets, dangling earrings, rings or watches are to be worn in shop.
Rule#7. No horseplay of any type will be tolerated.
Rule#8. Any vandalism or theft will not be tolerated.
Rule#9. Any student under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Rule#10.No food or drink in shop.
Failure to comply with rules #1-#6 will result in the following disciplinary actions.
First offense. The student will receive a verbal reprimand from instructor and, be withdrawn from the class for that period receiving no grade for that day.
Second offense. The student will receive a written reprimand from instructor, removed from the class for two class periods reviving no points for either day. Any quizzes or test that occur during those classes cannot be made up and will counted as zero points.
Third offense. The student will be suspended from the class for the remainder of the semester and receive a FAILING grade for that class.
Failure to comply with rules #7-#9 will result in the student being immediately  suspended from the class for the remainder of the semester and receiving a FAILING grade for that class.
Tools, Equipment, Supplied on site.
  For all other question the below link will take you to Amarillo College Student Rights and Responsibilities

Grading Criteria

Course Evaluations:

NIMS Credentialing Projects are completely self student driven, the Instructor will only intervene if there is a SAFETY RISK, or if there is a chance of DAMAGING EQUIPMENT. Each student is required to use their own hand, measuring, and set-up tools to perform all operations. Each student is required to do their own work, you may ask for advice from a classmate; but under no circumstances is a classmate to do your work. If such a instance arises all parties involved will receive a FAILING GRADE FOR THE CLASS.
Final (Overall) Grade Policy:
The final overall grade will be computed by adding the points earned as follows:

1) Sixteen Daily Rubrics 5 % of final grade.

2) One NIMS Credentialing Project 75% of final grade. Must Pass Internal Inspection.

3) One Final Exam or NIMS credentialing exam 20% of final grade.

100.00% – 90.00% = A
89.99% - 80.00%   =  B
79.99% - 70.00%    = C
69.99% - 60.00%    = D
59.99% - 0.00%      = F



 Attendance in class and lab participation is regarded as a requirement and an obligation for learning. Attendance and participation are graded on the Daily Rubric.


Class 1 Review Syllabus.

Class 1 Choose NIMS Credential Project.

Class 1 Lab Start on Project.

Class 2 Lab

Class 3 Lab

Class 4 Lab

Class 5 Lab

Class 6 Lab

Class 7 Lab

Class 8 Lab

Class 9 Lab

Class 10 Lab

Class 11 Lab

Class 12 Lab

Class 13 Lab

Class 14 Lab

Class 15 Lab or Credentialing Exam

Class 16 Credentialing Exam.

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Syllabus Created on:

10/20/22 4:25 PM

Last Edited on:

10/20/22 4:25 PM