Program Earns National Accreditation from NIMS

Maintaining an industry standard inside the classroom is no easy task, but the Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program at Johnston Community College has done just that by becoming nationally accredited by NIMS recently.

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Instructors Dwight Barnes (center right) and Dexter Edwards (center left) with first and second year machining students.

Maintaining an industry standard inside the classroom is no easy task, but the Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program at Johnston Community College (Smithfield, North Carolina) has done just that by becoming nationally accredited by NIMS as of April 9. In receiving this national recognition, Johnston staff and faculty demonstrate their dedication to excellence in metalworking training. This recognition required several quality reviews by NIMS. The evaluation included a facility inspection of the college’s metalworking shop, as well as a host of in-depth interviews with students, instructors, administrators, program advisory committee members and local employers. Following these events, the evaluation team issued above-average ratings to the program in all areas of the evaluation. At Johnston Community College, students are given the opportunity to earn NIMS national, industry credentials and faculty have blazed the trail with a combined ten credentials held by Instructors Dwight Barnes and Brian Worley. To learn more about this program, contact Dwight L. Barnes Instructor, Computer Integrated Machining Technology, at dlbarnes1@johnstoncc.edu or (919) 464-2286.