Toolmaker / Diemaker

Toolmakers and diemakers plan the sequence of operations required to fabricate tools, dies, and fixtures and jigs and then perform those operations on manual and CNC machine tools such as lathes and milling or grinding machines. Toolmakers and diemakers set up and operate machine tools to create the parts and then assemble those parts into the final tool, die, or fixture. They also inspect finished parts to ensure they meet specifications.


Design & Engineering

Measurement Inspection and Gaging Level 1 


Intro to OSHA 101 
Personal Protective Equipment 111 
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121 
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141 
SDS and Hazard Communication 151 
Bloodborne Pathogens 161 
Walking and Working Surfaces 171 
Fire Safety and Prevention 181 
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201 
Safety for Lifting Devices 211 
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221 
Machine Guarding 271 


ISO 9000 Review 121 
Introduction to Lean: Overview of the Lean Toolbox 
Understanding the Tools and Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing 
Six Sigma Green Belt 
Six Sigma Yellow Belt 
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Fundamentals 

Manual Machining

Manual Mill Basics 201 
Engine Lathe Basics 211 
Manual Mill Setup 221 
Engine Lathe Setup 231 
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241 
Manual Mill Operation 251 
Engine Lathe Operation 261 
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271 
Threading on the Engine Lathe 301 
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 311 

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Math Fundamentals 101 
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111 
Units of Measurement 112 
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151 
Geometry: Triangles 161 
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171 
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211 


Grinding Processes 201 
Basic Grinding Theory 221 
Surface Grinder Operation 251 
Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252 
Grinding Variables 301 
Grinding Wheel Materials 331 
Dressing and Truing 341 
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361 

Supervisor Essentials

Essentials of Leadership 110 
Essentials of Communication 120 
How to Coach Your People to Think Independently 
Manufacturing Technology Fundamentals 
Walking the Talk: Pathways to Leadership 


Intro to Fastener Threads 110 


Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111 
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211 
Ferrous Metals 231 


Supporting and Locating Principles 111 
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 141 
Fixture Design Basics 201 


Lean Manufacturing Overview 101 
5S Overview 151 
Troubleshooting 181 
SPC Overview 211 
Kaizen Workshop 


Basic Measurement 101 
Calibration Fundamentals 111 
Basics of Tolerance 121 
Blueprint Reading 131 
Hole Standards and Inspection 141 
Thread Standards and Inspection 151 
Surface Texture and Inspection 201 
Intro to GD&T 200 (1994) 
Interpreting GD&T 310 (1994) 


Basics of the CNC Lathe 211 
Basics of the CNC Mill 212 
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221 
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222 
Basics of G Code Programming 231 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252 
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261 
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262 
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301 
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302 
Calculations for Programming the Lathe 311 
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312 
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321 
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322 
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals 

Metal Cutting

Cutting Processes 111 
Overview of Machine Tools 121 
Basic Cutting Theory 201 
Band Saw Operation 211 
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221 
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301 
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311 
Cutting Tool Materials 321 
Carbide Grade Selection 331 
Machining Process Optimization Program 
Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Program 


All classes available in Spanish except CLASS 2.0 courses
All classes ONLINE except where noted