Some Of Our Benefits

North American Teacher Training Center for the HTEC Network

The Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center has the distinct honor of being the first teacher training center for the HTEC Network of 2000 member high schools, colleges and universities. In this role the center has trained and certified hundreds of HTEC teachers. Vincennes University, Haas Automation and HFO Chicago have invested heavily in the center to help ensure that it is an effective tool in helping HTEC teachers to receive the training and the credentials that they need to go back and take their programs to the next level. The Gene Haas Foundation annually supports the center with teacher training scholarships so that as many educators as possible can attend training and certification classes. Teacher training is available 12 months of the year and during the summer the VU dorms are available for teachers that choose to use them at a very minimal cost. Courses are designed to allow teachers to take the ideas and curriculum back to their schools and to implement them into their programs if they desire. Courses are built around NIMS credentials and teachers have the opportunity to become NIMS certified in each course. Advanced classes in Multi-axis milling and turning are available also.

The Facility

The Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center is housed in the beautiful Indiana Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) building on the Vincennes University campus in Vincennes, Indiana. The building is only a few years old and also is home to the ABB Robotics and Industrial Maintenance program. In addition to the training labs the facility has a beautiful 130 seat auditorium and classrooms of various sizes. A generous donation by local businessman Frank Ladner made the dream of a centralized North American HTEC CNC training center possible. The state-of-the-art 6000 square foot HTEC CNC training lab has to be seen to be believed! With 15 Haas CNC machines in the HTEC lab alone, and three more in the ABB lab, VU is well equipped for almost any type of CNC training. From 2-axis, C-axis and Y-axis lathes, to 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis mills including a UMC-750, to a horizontal machining center, VU has your CNC training needs covered. Another unique feature of the machine layout is that each machine has its own dedicated 8 foot 5-S style Lista workbench that contains all of the cutting tools and measuring tools for that machine, and also doubles as a portable training station with a beautiful butcher block top.


The Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center would not be a leader in the world of CNC training if it were not for its many outstanding partners. The center leverages the tremendous support that it receives from its partners and passes the benefits on to you. Benefits include modern CNC equipment, training scholarships, technical assistance and resources, cutting edge technology, blended training courses, and much more. VU HTEC Partners include: Haas Automation, HFO Chicago, Mastercam, Sandvik, Immerse2Learn, Renishaw, Zeiss, SGS Cutting Tools, QualiChem Coolants, Techniks (tooling), Clodfelter Engineering (Probing), Quality Mill Supply, Chick Workholding, Rego-Fix Tooling, and others.

Blended Training Courses

Nearly all of the training courses offered at the Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center take advantage of the power of blended learning. Courses combine textbook learning, online training and simulation, and hands-on training. This modern approach provides the best of both worlds. The flexibility and availability of online curriculum, and the time-honored value of hands-on training. In the seminar style classes, the online curriculum makes it possible for students to spend the majority of their time directly on the machines during the hands-on portion of the training. Each student has a machine to their self. For Haas setup and programming, Immerse2Learn''s curriculum and emulator is used.


15 Week Right Skills Now- CNC Machining Program

The 15 week, 600 hour Right Skills Now – CNC Machining training program was implemented September 2103 as a direct result of Advisory Committee recommendations. The program was developed to address the severe shortage of CNC machinists and the high unemployment rate among military Veterans. The program is focused on Military Veterans, but it is open to all adult learners that are looking for an accelerated CNC training program. One of the unique features of this program is that ideally, candidates are interviewed beforehand by a company in their geographical area and are groomed for a position within that company throughout the 15 weeks of training. Students earn a minimum of six NIMS credentials and gain skills in many forms of CNC setup, operation and programming. Students become very proficient in the use of precision measuring tools, setup procedures using standard indicators and edge finders, and in more automated setup procedures using probes and tool setters. All aspects of setup and machining are covered, but the focus is on CNC machining because that is where the most serious shortage is. In Indiana alone, in a study by the Indiana Chapter of the NTMA, it is projected that there will be a need of 7000 machinists in the next 5 years due to attrition and growth potential. Most of these jobs are CNC machinist positions.

Multi-axis Training

In partnership with Mastercam the Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center offers a Multi-axis programming and machining class that is designed to help take the mystery out of multi-axis machining, and to help companies and schools to implement their newly learned skills immediately upon completion of the training. Setting up a 4th-axis rotary and a five-axis trunnion are covered extensively, and during the course, class programming projects are setup and run on the machines in order to show actual applications. Students get to see and feel the results of their programming techniques. The five-axis Haas UMC-750 is used the class. Advanced lathe C & Y-axis training is also available.

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