Department Overview
 Department Name: Shop Essentials Department Number of Classes: 17

Department Description
Machine shop employees need essential skills to perform their duties. Careful interpretation, use, and analysis of numbers and drawings help create and maintain an efficient manufacturing process.
These classes will explain essential skills required in today’s machine shop. The content is for individuals who need to maintain and acquire fundamental manufacturing skills. Content covers math, drawings, and manufacturing processes for all levels of the shop.

## Department Classes

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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
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
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
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
This class identifies the information communicated on a blueprint with emphasis on interpreting the part drawing. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18 Beginner
Geometry: Lines and Angles 155
This class describes the properties of lines and angles and demonstrates how they are used to solve sample part drawings.
None 18 Beginner
Geometry: Triangles 165
This class describes the properties of the various types of triangles and demonstrates how they are used to solve sample part drawings.
800155
16 Beginner
Shop Geometry Overview 170
This class presents a general overview and refresher for the the most common rules of geometry.
None 20 Beginner
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 185
This class explains basic circle and polygon geometry and how their features are used to find dimensions in sample shop drawings.
800165
16 Beginner
Shop Algebra Overview 200
This class explains basic principles of algebra and demonstrates how to solve equations containing multiple operations.
800100
800105
19 Intermediate
Trig: Pythagorean Theorem 205
This class introduces the Pythagorean theorem and explains how to apply this rule to find unknown information in sample part drawings.
800165
13 Intermediate
Shop Trig Overview 210
This class presents a general overview and refresher for the rules of trigonometry.
800100
800105
800170
13 Intermediate
Trig: Sine, Cosine, and Tangent 215
This class explains how to use sine, cosine, and tangent to find information about the sides and angles of right triangles in sample shop prints.
800205
17 Intermediate
Statistics 220
This class covers the main concepts of statistics and relates these concepts to shop situations.
800100
800105
18 Intermediate
Trig: Sine Bar Applications 225
This class explains how to use the sine bar for machining and inspection purposes and explains step-by-step examples for using trig ratios and the sine bar to find missing information.
800215 14 Intermediate
Interpreting Blueprints 230
This class provides an overview of common features found in prints and describes how to properly inspect them. Includes an Interactive Lab.
800120
800130
16 Intermediate
Concepts of Calculus 310
This class covers the basic concepts of calculus.
800105
800155
800200
800205<