Tooling U-SME maps its online training classes to the SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification. This certification provides individuals with a way to validate their knowledge across the manufacturing industry. To become certified, individuals must pass a multiple-choice test that has been validated by industry and updated to ensure all knowledge is relevant for today’s technologists.

For any test, preparation is key. These links provide a resource that can increase your knowledge and help you prepare. While our classes cannot guarantee success, our focused content and online tools can get you started in the right direction.

 

CMfgT

 
 
CNC

CNC

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Part Program 150
This class introduces the major code groups used in a CNC part program. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 14 Beginner CNC
CAD/CAM Overview 160
This class describes the general process of using computers to design and manufacture parts and identifies common features available in CAD/CAM software.
None 20 Beginner CNC
Composites

Composites

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to Composites 110
This class covers the basic materials used to make composites, how composites are processed, and the applications of composites in various markets.
None 12 Beginner Composites
Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Electrical Units 110
This class describes how electricity flows and explains the basic units used to measure electricity.
None 20 Beginner Electrical Systems
Intro to Circuits 120
This class describes the basic components of an electrical circuit and explains how they are represented in schematic drawings. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 19 Beginner Electrical Systems
Fasteners

Fasteners

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to Assembly 100
This class describes the common assembly methods of mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and welding.
None 14 Beginner Fasteners
Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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The Forces of Fluid Power 110
This class provides an introduction to the forces of fluid power, including force multiplication, work, energy, and power.
None 16 Beginner Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Intro to Hydraulic Components 120
This class presents an overview of basic hydraulic system components. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Beginner Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to GD&T 200 (1994)
This class introduces the fundamental concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and describes the main types of tolerances included in the standard. This class references the 1994 standard. Includes an Interactive Lab.
350110
800130

20 Intermediate Inspection
Hardness Testing 260
This class provides an overview of the most common hardness testing methods and describes how to read hardness ratings.
500120

18 Intermediate Inspection
Materials

Materials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to Materials 100
This class identifies the major categories of materials used in manufacturing and compares their general properties.
None 19 Beginner Materials
Structure of Metals 110
This class describes the atomic structure of metals and explains how this structure affects each metal's properties.
None 15 Beginner Materials
Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Systems

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Forces of Machines 110
This class identifies the various types of mechanical forces and describes how these forces act on objects. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Mechanical Systems
Power Transmission Components 120
This class discusses the process of mechanical power transmission and describes the components used to transmit mechanical energy.
None 17 Beginner Mechanical Systems
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Metal Removal Processes 110
This class describes traditional machining processes such as metal cutting and grinding, as well as various nontraditional methods of machining.
None 17 Beginner Metal Cutting
Cutting Processes 140
This class provides a comprehensive overview of the most common metal cutting operations performed in the shop. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 13 Beginner Metal Cutting
PLCs

PLCs

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to PLCs 200
This class introduces the parts and operations of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and describes the functions and different programming languages you will find on most PLCs. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Intermediate PLCs
Basics of Ladder Logic 220
This class describes the basic principles of ladder logic, identifies the symbols used to program a PLC and explains the primary logic functions those symbols create. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Intermediate PLCs
Quality

Quality

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Quality Overview 100
This class identifies how each department and function of a company plays a role in producing quality products for the customer.
None 16 Beginner Quality
Lean Manufacturing Overview 130
This class describes the basic principles of lean manufacturing and compares them to traditional manufacturing approaches. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Quality
Robotics

Robotics

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Automated Systems and Control 135
This class identifies common methods of industrial automation. It describes the available technologies and explains how they are applied in manufacturing.
None 15 Beginner Robotics
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Math: Units of Measurement 115
This class addresses common units of measurement used in manufacturing and explains how to convert from one unit of measurement to another.
None 18 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Blueprint Reading 130
This class identifies the information communicated on a blueprint with emphasis on interpreting the part drawing. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Stamping

Stamping

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Punch and Die Operations 120
This class introduces the common sheet metal operations performed with the help of dies and presses. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 16 Beginner Stamping
Supervisor Essentials

Supervisor Essentials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Manufacturing Management 180
This class is an introduction to management for CMfgT. It covers a number of management topics, including project planning, organizational design, theories of leadership and labor relations.
None 23 Intermediate Supervisor Essentials
Personal Effectiveness 190
This class introduces the importance of effective communication and the various forms and mediums of communication in the workplace. The need for encouraging creativity, innovation, and the importance of knowledge and learning in the 21st century workplace is also described.
None 15 Beginner Supervisor Essentials
Welding

Welding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Arc Welding Processes 120
This class describes the various arc welding processes as well as the particular advantages and disadvantages of each process. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650115

16 Beginner Welding
Workholding

Workholding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Supporting and Locating Principles 106
This class describes the fundamental theory to properly supporting, locating, and clamping a workpiece. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Beginner Workholding
Fixture Design Basics 210
This class identifies the major factors to consider when beginning the design of a customized fixture. Includes an Interactive Lab.
100200
100106

15 Intermediate Workholding