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Course Offerings

All courses may be customized to fit a company’s individual needs and expanded to cover advanced operations.

  • Advanced CNC Operations Expands on the Basic course and takes your knowledge to a whole new level.
  • Applied Design and Technology Covers basic blueprint reading and interpretation.
  • Basic CNC Operations begins with simulator training followed by hands-on feeding, operation and maintenance.
  • Basics of the CNC Swiss-Type Lathe This module describes the basic components of the Swiss-type lathe as well as common tooling and machining operations.
  • Basic Machine Operation Covers the fundamentals of operating, maintaining and feeding ASM or eyelet machines.
  • Blueprint Reading The study of orthographic projection. Concentration of simple and complex drawings for machining or assembly purposes. Application and meaning of geometric characteristics and controls, the metric system, weldment, forging and casting drawings and procedures, communication with freehand sketches, blueprint terms and abbreviations.
  • CNC Milling Operator
  • CNC Milling Programming, Set Up & Operation Students receive instruction, training and hands-on application in the use of measuring tools, material types, advanced lathe operation, advanced mill operation, cylindrical grinder operation, layout and inspection. Introduction to computerized numerical control (CNC) machining and programming. Students will perform in-class manufacturing projects.
  • CNC Turning Operator
  • CNC Turning Programming, Set Up & Operation Students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in more advanced areas of manufacturing technology, such as lay-out and turning irregular shapes, turning eccentric, CNC programming, cutter sharpening, specialized mill attachments and electrical discharge machines. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students will continue to perform i-class manufacturing projects. Students will demonstarate the ability to complete a job application and interview to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills.
  • Drill Press Course on sawing and drilling machines. Topics covered include use of cutoff saws, use of drill presses, using the vertical band saw, drilling tools, countersinking, reaming and counter boring.
  • Integrated Math Covers a review of basics from multiplication and division through reading instrumentation and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Job Planning, Benchwork, Blueprint Reading, Layout & Comparator Course in blueprint reading. The study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, tapers, keyway diameters and radii. Geometric tolerancing and dimensioning is covered.
  • Lean manufacturing describes the basic principles of lean manufacturing and compares them to traditional manufacturing approaches.
  • Manual Milling Course on vertical and horizontal milling machine practices. Topics include cutting tools and holders, setups, spindles and arbors, work holding methods.
  • Manufacturing Math A study of arithmetic and algebraic operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. Fractions, decimals, tolerances, percentages, signed numbers, powers, roots, the metric system, as well as ratios and proportions are studied in depth.
  • Measurement, Materials, Micrometer & Safety Students will be introduced to the basics of safety, as well as the use and care of hand tools, power tools, and stationary equipment. Manufacturing methods are initiated with an introduction to machinery and material types, along with basic applications and Micrometer reading. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blue print reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.
  • SPC Covers main concepts of statistical process control and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes.
  • Surface Grinding Course on the use of various grinding machines. Topics covered include the selection and identification of grinding wheels, truing, dressing and balancing wheels, grinding fluids, using horizontal spindle, reciprocating table surface grinder, using the cylindrical grinder, and using the tool and cutter grinder.
  • Turning - Between Centers (Lathe) Course in the use of Lathe. Topics include identification of major components of lathe, tool holders and tool holding, cutting tools, operating the controls, facing and drilling. Concentration on turning- between centers.
  • Turning - Chucking (Lathe) Course in the use of lathe. Topics include identification of major components of lathe, tool holders and tool holding, cutting tools, operating the controls, facing and center drilling. Concentration on chucking.

Apprenticeship Courses

We are State of Connecticut approved for all related instruction in the Metal Trades Program.

Customized Training

Any specialized training that might be needed for new workers, new processes, new companies or upgrading can be developed by our staff and training can start in a matter of weeks.

Distance Learning

The Tooling U program is online and provides a training alternative that is engaging and complements on the job training. Tooling U generates high quality learning solutions for the manufacturing community. Course content aligns to today’s job-related responsibilities for current and future generations of manufacturers. Tooling U can be customized to meet industry standards and is designed to facilitate learning for all learning styles and skill sets. The course allows workers to combine knowledge with actual hands-on practice. Tooling U is aligned to national credentials including SME Lean, Certified Manufacturing Technologist, National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), American Welding Society (AWS), and Siemens Mechatronics certifications, and can be mapped to individual curriculum requirements. For more information click here (pdf).