Tooling U-SME maps its online training classes to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Standards. These standards provide individuals in the machining and metal-forming industries with a way to validate their knowledge and skills in the trade. To become certified in a specific NIMS standard, individuals must meet performance requirements and pass a series of multiple-choice tests.

For any test, preparation is key. These links match each NIMS test with the Tooling U-SME classes 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.

 

CNC Lathe Operations

 
 
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
History and Definition of CNC 100
This class outlines the origin of today's CNC machines and explains how modern CNC evolved from its original designs.
None 13 Beginner CNC
Mechanics of CNC 110
This class describes the mechanical systems involved in CNC axis movement, as well as how feedback is used for tool location.
None 17 Beginner CNC
CNC Controls: Fanuc

CNC Controls: Fanuc

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
This class describes the various sections of the Fanuc 0-C lathe control panel as well as the steps for powering up, powering down, and homing the machine. Includes Fanuc CNC Simulators.
300120
300150
300200
300210

17 Intermediate CNC Controls: Fanuc
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
This class provides step-by-step instructions for adjusting offsets on the Fanuc 0-C lathe control during a production run. Includes Fanuc CNC Simulators.
320255

17 Intermediate CNC Controls: Fanuc
CNC Controls: Haas

CNC Controls: Haas

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
This class describes the various sections of the Haas lathe control panel as well as the steps for powering up, powering down, and homing the machine. Includes Haas CNC Simulators.
300120
300150
300200
300210

21 Intermediate CNC Controls: Haas
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
This class provides step-by-step instructions for adjusting offsets on the Haas lathe during a production run. Includes Haas CNC Simulators.
310255

18 Intermediate CNC Controls: Haas
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Linear Instrument Characteristics 115
This class describes the various characteristics of linear measuring instruments and explains how variation affects the inspection process. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Beginner Inspection
Materials

Materials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Lubricant Fundamentals 130
This class describes different types of industrial lubricants and explains the importance of proper lubrication procedure. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Mechanical Systems
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
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
ISO 9000 Overview 110
This class identifies and describes the key components of ISO 9001:2008, as well as its supporting standards ISO 9000:2005 and ISO 9004:2009.
None 19 Beginner Quality
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to OSHA 100
This class covers the goals and purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including its standards, programs, and interactions with employers and employees.
None 18 Beginner Safety
Fire Safety and Prevention 110
This class addresses OSHA fire safety and prevention measures and describes emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire detectors and alarms, and fire extinguishing equipment. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Math: Fundamentals 100
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve a problem following the correct order of operations.
None 14 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Math: Fractions and Decimals 105
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert these numbers to percentages.
800100 22 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Workholding

Workholding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to Workholding 104
This class introduces the role of a workholding device during the manufacturing process and identifies common groups of these devices.
None 18 Beginner Workholding
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

CNC Milling Operations

 
 
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
History and Definition of CNC 100
This class outlines the origin of today's CNC machines and explains how modern CNC evolved from its original designs.
None 13 Beginner CNC
Mechanics of CNC 110
This class describes the mechanical systems involved in CNC axis movement, as well as how feedback is used for tool location.
None 17 Beginner CNC
CNC Controls: Fanuc

CNC Controls: Fanuc

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
This class describes the various sections of the Fanuc 0-C mill control panel as well as the steps for powering up, powering down, and homing the machine. Includes Fanuc CNC Simulators.
300130
300150
300200
300210<
17 Intermediate CNC Controls: Fanuc
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
This class provides step-by-step instructions for adjusting offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control during a production run. Includes Fanuc CNC Simulators.
320250

13 Beginner CNC Controls: Fanuc
CNC Controls: Haas

CNC Controls: Haas

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
This class describes the various sections of the Haas mill control panel as well as the steps for powering up, powering down, and homing the machine. Includes Haas CNC Simulators.
300130
300150
300200
300210

21 Intermediate CNC Controls: Haas
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
This class provides step-by-step instructions for adjusting offsets on the Haas mill during a production run. Includes Haas CNC Simulators.
310250

17 Intermediate CNC Controls: Haas
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Linear Instrument Characteristics 115
This class describes the various characteristics of linear measuring instruments and explains how variation affects the inspection process. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Beginner Inspection
Materials

Materials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Lubricant Fundamentals 130
This class describes different types of industrial lubricants and explains the importance of proper lubrication procedure. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Mechanical Systems
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
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
ISO 9000 Overview 110
This class identifies and describes the key components of ISO 9001:2008, as well as its supporting standards ISO 9000:2005 and ISO 9004:2009.
None 19 Beginner Quality
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to OSHA 100
This class covers the goals and purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including its standards, programs, and interactions with employers and employees.
None 18 Beginner Safety
Fire Safety and Prevention 110
This class addresses OSHA fire safety and prevention measures and describes emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire detectors and alarms, and fire extinguishing equipment. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Math: Fundamentals 100
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve a problem following the correct order of operations.
None 14 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Math: Fractions and Decimals 105
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert these numbers to percentages.
800100 22 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Workholding

Workholding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to Workholding 104
This class introduces the role of a workholding device during the manufacturing process and identifies common groups of these devices.
None 18 Beginner Workholding
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

Drill Press I

 
 
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Linear Instrument Characteristics 115
This class describes the various characteristics of linear measuring instruments and explains how variation affects the inspection process. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 15 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Holemaking on the Mill 230
This class describes how to perform common holemaking operations on the manual mill and explains common principles about each holemaking process.
150200
150220

15 Intermediate Manual Machining
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
Machines for Metal Cutting 130
This class identifies and describes the common machines used in metal cutting.
None 16 Beginner Metal Cutting
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Math: Fractions and Decimals 105
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert these numbers to percentages.
800100 22 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Basics of Tolerance 120
This class explains the purpose of tolerances in manufacturing and describes how these tolerances are specified. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Grinding I

 
 
Abrasives

Abrasives

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
What Is Grinding? 110
This class describes the grinding action, explains how chips are formed, and covers wheel maintenance and safety.
None 15 Beginner Abrasives
Grinding Processes 120
This class identifies the major types of grinding operations and explains how they are performed on the machine. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 13 Beginner Abrasives
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Surface Measurement 140
This class identifies the different types of surface texture and describes how the surface texture of a part affects its use.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Manual Mill Operation 220
This class guides you through the machining of a common part on the mill as well as explains common milling operations performed on the mill.
150205

18 Intermediate Manual Machining
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Metalworking Fluid Safety 165
This class explains the health and safety risks inherent to working with metalworking fluids and also describes safe practices that help to reduce metalworking fluid exposure.
None 19 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basics of Tolerance 120
This class explains the purpose of tolerances in manufacturing and describes how these tolerances are specified. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 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)

Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout I

 
 
Abrasives

Abrasives

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Grinding Processes 120
This class identifies the major types of grinding operations and explains how they are performed on the machine. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 13 Beginner Abrasives
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Surface Measurement 140
This class identifies the different types of surface texture and describes how the surface texture of a part affects its use.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Overview of Manual Mill Setup 200
This class describes the proper setup for a typical mill operation and explains how to determine mill settings, align mill components, and select proper tooling.
150110

16 Intermediate Manual Machining
Benchwork and Layout Operations 210
This class describes common benchwork operations performed on the mill before and after machining a part and describes common layout tools and procedures.
150110
150115

15 Intermediate Manual Machining
Materials

Materials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Metal Classification 150
This class introduces the AISI-SAE classification for steels.
None 13 Beginner Materials
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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
Cutting Variables 200
This class describes some of the variables that impact common machining operations. Includes an Interactive Lab.
200140

17 Intermediate Metal Cutting
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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)

Measurement, Materials, & Safety I

 
 
Abrasives

Abrasives

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
What Is Grinding? 110
This class describes the grinding action, explains how chips are formed, and covers wheel maintenance and safety.
None 15 Beginner Abrasives
Grinding Processes 120
This class identifies the major types of grinding operations and explains how they are performed on the machine. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 13 Beginner Abrasives
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Surface Measurement 140
This class identifies the different types of surface texture and describes how the surface texture of a part affects its use.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
This class describes the proper setup for a typical lathe operation and explains how to align, adjust, and select the components on the lathe.
150115

20 Intermediate Manual Machining
Benchwork and Layout Operations 210
This class describes common benchwork operations performed on the mill before and after machining a part and describes common layout tools and procedures.
150110
150115

15 Intermediate Manual Machining
Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Systems

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Lubricant Fundamentals 130
This class describes different types of industrial lubricants and explains the importance of proper lubrication procedure. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Mechanical Systems
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
Cutting Variables 200
This class describes some of the variables that impact common machining operations. Includes an Interactive Lab.
200140

17 Intermediate Metal Cutting
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
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
SPC Overview 210
This class describes the main concepts of statistical process control and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes. Includes an Interactive Lab.
800220
900100

16 Intermediate Quality
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to OSHA 100
This class covers the goals and purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including its standards, programs, and interactions with employers and employees.
None 18 Beginner Safety
Fire Safety and Prevention 110
This class addresses OSHA fire safety and prevention measures and describes emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire detectors and alarms, and fire extinguishing equipment. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Math: Fractions and Decimals 105
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert these numbers to percentages.
800100 22 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Basics of Tolerance 120
This class explains the purpose of tolerances in manufacturing and describes how these tolerances are specified. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Metalforming I

 
 
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
History and Definition of CNC 100
This class outlines the origin of today's CNC machines and explains how modern CNC evolved from its original designs.
None 13 Beginner CNC
Fasteners

Fasteners

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
This class summarizes the various types of threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.
None 16 Beginner Fasteners
Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
This class summarizes the various types of non-threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.
None 13 Beginner Fasteners
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Overview of Threads 150
This class describes the various parts of a screw thread, common thread standards and tolerances, and the various tools used to inspect them.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
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
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Manual Mill Operation 220
This class guides you through the machining of a common part on the mill as well as explains common milling operations performed on the mill.
150205

18 Intermediate Manual Machining
Materials

Materials

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Mechanical Properties of Metals 120
This class describes common mechanical properties of metals and explains the stress-strain curve. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 Beginner Materials
Metal Classification 150
This class introduces the AISI-SAE classification for steels.
None 13 Beginner Materials
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Cutting Fluids 210
This class identifies the major cutting fluids and their common uses.
200120
200140

19 Intermediate Metal Cutting
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
SPC Overview 210
This class describes the main concepts of statistical process control and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes. Includes an Interactive Lab.
800220
900100

16 Intermediate Quality
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Intro to OSHA 100
This class covers the goals and purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including its standards, programs, and interactions with employers and employees.
None 18 Beginner Safety
Fire Safety and Prevention 110
This class addresses OSHA fire safety and prevention measures and describes emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire detectors and alarms, and fire extinguishing equipment. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Math: Fundamentals 100
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve a problem following the correct order of operations.
None 14 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Math: Fractions and Decimals 105
This class explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, as well as how to convert these numbers to percentages.
800100 22 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Stamping

Stamping

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Press Basics 110
This class introduces common stamping presses, as well as their main components and functions.
None 15 Beginner Stamping
Stamping Safety 115
This class describes general safety practices that all people in the shop must observe during a press operation. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 Beginner Stamping

Milling I

 
 
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basic Measurement 110
This class introduces the basic measuring devices used in the shop to ensure part quality. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Surface Measurement 140
This class identifies the different types of surface texture and describes how the surface texture of a part affects its use.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basics of the Manual Mill 110
This class describes the basic components of the manual mill and also describes common workholding devices, cutting tools, and toolholders used on the mill.
None 14 Beginner Manual Machining
Overview of Manual Mill Setup 200
This class describes the proper setup for a typical mill operation and explains how to determine mill settings, align mill components, and select proper tooling.
150110

16 Intermediate Manual Machining
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
Machines for Metal Cutting 130
This class identifies and describes the common machines used in metal cutting.
None 16 Beginner Metal Cutting
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Fire Safety and Prevention 110
This class addresses OSHA fire safety and prevention measures and describes emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire detectors and alarms, and fire extinguishing equipment. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 17 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
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)
Basics of Tolerance 120
This class explains the purpose of tolerances in manufacturing and describes how these tolerances are specified. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 Beginner Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Workholding

Workholding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Intro to Workholding 104
This class introduces the role of a workholding device during the manufacturing process and identifies common groups of these devices.
None 18 Beginner Workholding
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

Turning I

 
 
Inspection

Inspection

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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Surface Measurement 140
This class identifies the different types of surface texture and describes how the surface texture of a part affects its use.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Overview of Threads 150
This class describes the various parts of a screw thread, common thread standards and tolerances, and the various tools used to inspect them.
None 18 Beginner Inspection
Manual Machining

Manual Machining

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basics of the Engine Lathe 115
This class describes the basic parts of the engine lathe as well as the cutting tools and workholding devices used on a typical lathe.
None 17 Beginner Manual Machining
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
This class describes the proper setup for a typical lathe operation and explains how to align, adjust, and select the components on the lathe.
150115

20 Intermediate Manual Machining
Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Safety for Metal Cutting 115
This class identifies the safety hazards associated with cutting operations and the precautions you must take to avoid injury.
None 15 Beginner Metal Cutting
Cutting Variables 200
This class describes some of the variables that impact common machining operations. Includes an Interactive Lab.
200140

17 Intermediate Metal Cutting
Quality

Quality

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
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SPC Overview 210
This class describes the main concepts of statistical process control and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes. Includes an Interactive Lab.
800220
900100

16 Intermediate Quality
Safety

Safety

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Personal Protective Equipment 120
This class addresses personal protective equipment requirements from OSHA and includes information about hazard assessments, PPE selection, and standards that govern PPE. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 19 Beginner Safety
SDS and Hazard Communication 160
This class covers different types of chemical hazards, standards for hazardous chemicals, and how information about chemical hazards reaches the employee, including through SDS. This class reflects the latest Hazard Communication Standards aligned with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
None 22 Beginner Safety
Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Basics of Tolerance 120
This class explains the purpose of tolerances in manufacturing and describes how these tolerances are specified. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 12 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)
Workholding

Workholding

 
ClassPrereq.LessonsDifficultyDepartment
Above is only a small sample of a much larger model. To learn more, contact us at: +1 (866) 706-8665
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
This class identifies the standard workholding devices used for both the mill and the lathe.
None 14 Beginner Workholding