What types of training do you offer at Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Center?

 As our name implies, the HTEC CNC Training Center focuses its training programs on CNC programming and machining and related subjects. Classes range from a one day Renishaw Ballbar class to the 15 week "Right Skills Now – CNC Machining" program. For more training information, click here.

Do you offer an Associate Degree program at the HTEC CNC Training Center?

No, we do not offer an Associate Degree program at the HTEC CNC Training Center. For more than 50 years VU's successful Associate Degree Machine Trades Technology Program has supplied industry with entry level tool & die and injection moldmakers . Today, that program is called the Precision Machining Technology program and it serves traditional college students. The HTEC CNC Training Center trains and certifies everyone else: HTEC teachers, incumbent workers in the workforce, military Veterans and civilian adult learners, and even sales representatives looking for technical training to help them become better salesmen. The 15 week, 600 hour Right Skills Now – CNC Machining class is a Certificate program.

What certifications do you offer?

The HTEC CNC Training center classes are almost all based on industry recognized NIMS and Mastercam credentials. Most of the seminar style classes are designed as "blended learning" classes, meaning that they are a combination of online and hands-on training. Each class is based around a specific credential or certification

Are there any scholarships available for your classes?

Yes, the Gene Haas Foundation provides scholarships for teachers that amount to $1000 off tuition for each class. The funds are held in an account in the VU Foundation and in order for teachers to apply the scholarship funds to the cost of the training, they only need to verify that they are currently employed as a teacher.


What model Haas machines do you have at the HTEC Training Center?

The VU HTEC CNC Training Center has a total of 15 Haas machines in its CNC lab, and 3 more in the adjacent ABB Robotics and Industrial Maintenance lab. Models: one VF-6TR, one VM-3TR, one VF-3, two VM-2's, two VF-2SS's, one Super Mini Mill, one ES-5-4T, one UMC-750, two ST-20SS's, one SL-10, two SL-20's, one TL-1, and two ST-10Y's. Most machining centers are equipped with 12K spindles, HSM, 5-axis trunnion and 4-axis rotary capability, and most of the turning centers have C-axis or Y-axis live tooling.

What can students earn for successful completion of the HTEC Training Center classes?

In addition to the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials and Mastercam certification, all students that successfully complete each CNC training course will earn a Vincennes University HTEC Certificate of Completion. All students that successfully complete the Ballbar training course will earn a Vincennes University / Renishaw Certificate of Completion. The 15 week, 600 hour Right Skills Now – CNC Machining class is a 24 credit hour Certificate of Program Completion program.

Are there hotels in the Vincennes area and do they give discounts for trainees?

Yes, there are several hotels in the Vincennes and surrounding area, prices are subject to change, but generally they provide a modest discount for VU trainees. In addition, during the summer months there are rooms available in the VU dorms at very little cost.

How far do people travel to receive training at the VU HTEC Training Center?

We have been pleased to serve students from Florida to Michigan, from New Hampshire to California, from Mexico to Canada, and almost every state in between. The VU HTEC has even trained 2 cohorts of teachers from South Africa. The VU HTEC is a teacher training center for the entire North American HTEC Network of 2000 schools that use Haas CNC machines in their training programs. It also partners with three regional HTEC teacher training centers: Danville Community College in VA., De Anza College in California, and Central Maine Community College in Maine.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the training class?

You only need to bring the class materials that you are working on prior to the hands-on training. We will provide the following items for you to use during the training: safety glasses, a lab coat, a laptop computer, hand tools and measuring tools, a Haas simulator, and of course a Haas CNC machine.

Do you offer custom classes?

Yes, please contact us if you need custom training.

Do you have to be a Military Veteran to take the 15 Week Right Skills NOW CNC Machining Program?

No, the 15 week Right Skills Now - CNC Machining program is focused on Military Veterans, but any adult learner, Veteran or Civilian is eligible. We attempt to link each student up with an employer prior to the training in order for the student to go directly to work upon completion of the 600 hours of training. It also helps us to focus on the specific skills needed for the position.

What time do your classes run?

The three day NIMS and Advanced classes run from 8:00AM to 5:00PM each day. The one day Renishaw Ballbar class uses the same time frame, but for only one day. Lunch is provided in the CNC lab. The 15 week Right Skills Now – CNC Machining program runs from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday.

What online training curriculum do you use?

The VU HTEC CNC Training Center uses the Immerse2Learn web-based training system for the online portion of the NIMS classes. The online portion of the training usually takes about 3-4 weeks to complete prior to the hands-on training at the VU HTEC CNC Training Center. This blended approach allows students to do more hands-on training in the lab.

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