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Accreditation Renewed at Upper Bucks County Technical School
 

We are pleased to announce that the Machining Technologies Program at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie, PA has official renewed its accreditation for excellence in metalworking training.  By maintaining their status as a NIMS-accredited program, the staff and faculty at UB Tech have demonstrated their continued commitment to high standards for metalworking training in the state of Pennsylvania and for the greater industry in the United States.

View an overview video of the Machining Technologies Program at UB Tech

Since first becoming accredited in 2007, the Machining Technologies Program has demonstrated commitment to issuing NIMS metalworking credentials with nearly 300 credentials earned to date, eight of which were acquired by program instructor Dean Ruch.  On Friday, October 11 an official evaluation was conducted at the school by NIMS Evaluator Kurt Heinly (of Teleflex) who recommended immediate renewal, giving the program above-average ratings in all evaluation areas, including Purpose, Facilities, Equipment/Tooling/Measuring Devices, Program Features, Administration, Instructional Staff, Student Credentialing, and Advisory Committee.

As of October 22, 2013 this program has renewed accreditation in NIMS Machining Level I Standards, with an emphasis in the following skills areas:

  • -CNC Milling: Programming, Setup, and Operations
     
  • -CNC Turning: Programming, Setup, and Operations
     
  • -Drill Press
     
  • -Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
     
  • -Measurement, Materials & Safety
     
  • -Milling (manual)
     
  • -Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
     
  • -Turning Operations: Chucking Skills

Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Machining Technologies Instructor Dean Ruch for his efforts throughout the renewal process and his commitment to maintain high standards in training. 

To learn more about this program, contact Instructor Ruch by email or at (215) 795-2911, ext. 230.



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