Accreditation Renewed at Northern Maine Community College

This article was initially published in March 2012.  Due to a technical error on the NIMS website it was prematurely removed from public view.  The publication is now restored for those who did not see the original article.

Keeping up with today’s industry skills standards, Northern Maine Community College (Presque Isle) has renewed the NIMS Accreditation of its Precision Metals Manufacturing Program as of Friday, March 16, 2012.  This is the program’s second time establishing itself as a NIMS-Accredited program, as it set this benchmark first in April 2007.  NIMS applauds this program for demonstrating its commitment to meeting NIMS National Industry Standards within its metalworking training.

NIMS Evaluator and Team Leader Marty Arsenault, President of Howard Tool Co. in Bangor, conducted a rigorous On-Site Evaluation at Northern Maine's machine tool facility and was highly complementary of the program.  His evaluation noted that while the program is small, that the courses and machining is that of a larger school, while run under the work ethic of a top notch machining company.  Mr. Arsenault continued to note that "going from this program into industry is just a location change."  This program is also a Haas Technical Education Center.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this accreditation renewal, especially Instructor Dean Duplessis!  Special thanks to Marty Arsenault for conducting the on-site visit!

To learn more about this program, please contact Dean Duplessis by email or by phone at (207) 768-2751.

Did you know that NIMS accredits educational training programs and company training programs?  Visit our accreditation page.