Tooling U-SME’s Accelerated Advanced Manufacturing Program allows you to educate students and workforce trainees in the basic, foundational skills for advanced manufacturing and enables them to choose a specialized career pathway. We partner with the American Job Center Network and workforce development agencies nationwide to deliver online curriculum in the advanced manufacturing sector that:

  • Builds a pipeline of skilled workers
  • Supports pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs
  • Aligns with nationally recognized certifications
  • Upskills incumbent and dislocated workers
  • Educates and energizes at-risk youth
  • Advances and supports our veterans

Tooling U-SME’s programs have consistently delivered an average of a 20% increase in knowledge gained utilizing the pre- and post-assessment tools. Our curriculum and assessments will assist you in determining if an individual is ready for employment or continued education. The Accelerated Advanced Manufacturing Program serves:

  • Dislocated workers
  • Incumbent workforce
  • Veterans
  • At-risk youth

Accelerated Advanced Manufacturing Program


Manufacturing 101 Boot Camp – Manufacturing Fundamentals (Approx. 25 hours)

This program is designed to be completed in 90-120 days. The online curriculum can be accessed 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. This program will also prepare students for: Industrial Maintenance 102; Machining 103; Welding 104.

Basic Measurement
Basics of Manufacturing Costs
Basics of Tolerance
Blueprint Reading
Essentials of Communication
Intro to Abrasives
Intro to Additive Manufacturing
Intro to Assembly
Intro to Fluid Systems
Intro to Hydraulic Components
Intro to Mechanical Systems
Intro to OSHA
Intro to Pneumatic Components
Intro to Robotics
Intro to CNC Machines
Intro to Mechanical Properties
Intro to Metals
Intro to Physical Properties
Intro to Welding
Math Fundamentals
Math Fractions & Decimals
Quality Overview
Units of Measurements

Manufacturing 102 – Welding Basics (Approx. 20 additional hours)

This program was designed to follow Manufacturing 101 Boot Camp. Welders are responsible for joining metal parts by melting the joint with heat generated from an electrical current. This position demands an understanding of electrical conductivity and circuits, arc welding equipment and processes, properties of metals and print reading. Arc welders often work indoors and outdoors in a variety of settings and must know and adhere to strict safety practices.

Advanced GMAW Applications
Classification of Steel
Electrical Power for Arc Welding
Electrical Safety for Welding
Fabrication Process
FCAW Applications
Fire Safety and Prevention
Geometry Fundamentals for Welding
GMAW Applications
GTAW Applications
Intro to Automation
Intro to Circuits
Intro to FCAW
Intro to GMAW
Intro to GTAW
Intro to SMAW
Intro to Welding
Intro to Welding Processes
Material Tests for Welding
Math Fundamentals for Welding
Overview of Soldering
Overview of Weld Defects
Overview of Weld Types
Oxyfuel Cutting Applications
Plasma Cutting
PPE for Welding
SMAW Applications
Thermal Cutting Overview
Welding Ferrous Metals
Welding Fumes and Gases Safety
Welding Nonferrous Metals
Welding Safety Essentials
Welding Symbols and Codes

Manufacturing 103 – Industrial Maintenance Basics (Approx. 24 additional hours) Follows Boot Camp 101

The general maintenance and repair workforce is responsible for maintaining and fixing a wide range of building systems and mechanical equipment. This position requires a broad knowledge of electrical systems and wiring, fluid systems and plumbing, mechanical drives and machines, hand tools and fasteners, and print reading. General maintenance and repair workforces also benefit from learning preventative maintenance and similar approaches.

AC Motor Application
Arc Welding Process
Bearing Applications
Belt Drive Applications
DC Motor Applications
Electrical Units
Fittings for Fluid Systems
Forces of Machines
Intro to Electric Motors
Intro to Mechanical Systems
Intro to PLCs
Lubricant Fundamentals
Mechanical Power Variables
Mechanics of CNC
NEC (R) Overview
Power Transmission Components
Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems
Safety for Electrical Work
Safety for Hydraulics & Pneumatics
Safety for Mechanical Work
Spring Applications
Symbols & Diagrams for Motors
The Forces of Fluid Power

Manufacturing 104 – Machining Basics (Approx. 40 additional hours) Following Boot Camp 101

Machinists and machine setters are skilled machine tool operators capable of working with both lathes and mills, and both manual and CNC machines. This position demands an understanding of cutting tool theory, CNC coordinate system, basic G code programming, manual machining, part inspection, and workpiece material properties. General machinists and machine setters also are expected to have excellent print reading and math skills and will likely perform first-time setups for new jobs.

Algebra Fundamentals
Basic Cutting Theory
Basic Measurement
Basics of G Code Programming
Basics of the CNC Lathe
Basics of the CNC Mill
Basics of the Engine Lathe
Basics of the Manual Mill
Benchwork & Layout Operations
Calibration Fundamentals
Chucks, Collets and Vises
Clamping Basics
CNC Offsets
Control Panel Functions for CNC Lathe
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe
Coordinates for the CNC Mill
Cutting Processes
Cutting Tool Materials
Engine Lathe Operation
Intro to Workholding
Intro to CAD & CAM for Machining
Intro to CNC Machines
Intro to GD&T
Intro to Mechanical Properties
Intro to Metal Cutting Fluids
Intro to Metals
Intro to Physical Properties
Locating Devices
Manual Mill Operation
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety
Metal Manufacturing
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup
Overview of Machine Tools
Overview of Manual Mill Setup
Safety for Metal Cutting
Supporting & Locating Principles
Surface Grinder Operation
Surface Texture & Inspection
Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications
Trigonometry: Sine Cosine Applications
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem