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Accreditation Renewed at South Texas College
 

STC Dean for Business & Technology Mario Reyna, STC PMT Instructor Esmeralda Adame and STC PMT Program Chair Daniel Morales.

STC Dean for Business & Technology Mario Reyna, STC PMT Instructor Esmeralda Adame and STC PMT Program Chair Daniel Morales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping up with today’s standards, South Texas College (McAllen, TX) has renewed the NIMS Accreditation of their Precision Manufacturing Technology Program as of Thursday, May 9, 2013.  This is the school’s second time establishing itself as a NIMS-Accredited institution, as it first set this benchmark in 2007.  NIMS applauds South Texas College for its continued commitment to meeting National Industry Standards for metalworking skills training. 

View a short video about the PMT Program at South Texas College

STC Dean for Business & Technology Mario Reyna, STC PMT Instructor Esmeralda Adame and STC PMT Program Chair Daniel Morales.In May 2013, NIMS Evaluator Gail Houser (NTMA) conducted a rigorous On-Site Evaluation at the facility in McAllen.  Highly complementary of the program, in his evaluation Houser noted the program's significant support received from administration, funding, and in clearly established goals for educators, students, and industry.  In particular he noted that the instructional staff as "well trained, knowledgeable, and motivated."  He also gave the program top ratings in several areas of evaluation, including Program Purpose and Administration Support.

This accreditation is in Level I Machining Skills, with an emphasis on:

  •     -Measurement, Materials & Safety
  •     -Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
  •     -Milling I (manual)
  •     -Drill Press I

Congratulations to everyone involved in this accreditation renewal, especially PMT Program Chair Daniel Morales for coordinating the efforts of the faculty and staff in meeting the requirements for renewal.  Special thanks also to NIMS evaluator Gail Houser for conducting the on-site visit!   To learn more about this program, please contact Program Chair Daniel Morales by email or by phone at (956) 872-6224.

 

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Did you know that NIMS accredits educational training programs and company training programs?  Look over our accreditation page to learn how your training program can become accredited and be sure to read our List of Accredited Programs to find a top notch training program near you! 

Accreditation questions?  Just contact Director of Accreditation Catherine Ross at cross@nims-skills.org or at (703) 352-4971.