Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
Workforce & Industry Training
Orthopedic Quality Standards Program

Orthopedic Quality Standards and Technical Skills Certification
The Orthopedic Quality Standards and Technical Skills Certification is an intensive, certification-based training program designed to meet the growing professional and technical needs of the incumbent and emerging workforces. Program participants will develop their technical and soft skills, as related to orthopedic quality standards and Lean manufacturing practices, within a rigorous hands-on CNC machine operation training program.

The Orthopedic Quality Standards and Technical Skills Certification program includes:

  • Introduction to FDA Part 820 cGMP Final Rule Quality System Requirements and ISO 13485
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Concepts
  • CNC Machine Lathe and Mill Set-up and Operation Training

National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certifications
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be expected to take three National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) examinations. Three credentials are available:

  • NIMS Measurement, Materials, and Safety Level 1 Credential
  • NIMS CNC Mill Operator Skills Level 1 Credential
  • NIMS CNC Lathe Operator Skills Level 1 Credential

The NIMS credentials are portable, certifying that a person can perform the work of a CNC Machine Operator according to recognized national standards that have been industry validated.

Academic Credit
Students completing all aspects of the Orthopedic Quality Standards and Technical Skills Certification program with grades of “C” or higher and passing the 3 NIMS certifications are eligible to apply for 3 academic credits toward Associate of Applied Science degrees in either Advanced Manufacturing or Machine Tool Technology

 

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