Classes

    
   
FEATURED CLASS

     February 21 - June 27 |  8:00 am - 4:30 pm  |  Wednesdays  |  Illinois BIS - Naperville 
   Leadership Development Certificate for Manufacturers

     The Illinois BIS/TMA Executive Leadership Program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the next-generation of
     leaders in a manufacturing organization.

     This program is designed for high-performing managers who are being groomed for leadership positions. The sponsoring 
     company must identify an internal mentor and a strategic project for the participant to complete during the 6-month program
     while practicing new skills.  
     Cost: $9,500 ($6,650 with grant, click here to learn more) 

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January 28 - August 9  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Related Theory Year 1  

The first year courses are the cornerstone of the Apprentice Program and cover math, print reading, and the basics of machine tool technology. Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments is required before registration. 
Cost: $1,750

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January 26  |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Friday  |  TMA 
Overview of the New ISO 9001: 2015 

This half-day seminar is for all personnel involved in the development and implementation of their quality and business systems. It will evaluate the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard. It will encompass a review of the entire ISO 9001:2015 International Standard and focus on clarifying the recent changes, which have been incorporated. In addition, specific guidance and direction will be provided with regard to the “intent of the standard” and the most effective method of integrating the new requirements.
Cost: $200, includes course materials 

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January 29 - May 16  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
CNC Training Level 1
This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. 
Cost: $3,499, includes textbook

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February 3 & 4  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  2 Saturdays  |  TMA
Blueprint Reading
This 16-hour introductory program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing, and thoroughly describes how drawings are portrayed and information communicated. Those who should attend include all production, inspection, sales, purchasing, drafting, engineering, and quality personnel who are responsible for interpreting and/or manufacturing from engineering drawings.
Cost: $600, includes materials and lunch

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February 8 & February 9 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm & 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Friday |  TMA
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training
This General Industry 10-hour course is designed to provide a good general base of safety knowledge that participants can bring back to their facility. Students who complete this course will receive OSHA certificates.
Cost: $400, includes course materials and lunch Thursday

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February 10, 17, 24  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Intro to CMM
Get the most out of your measuring equipment and metrology personnel with a 3-day CMM class from Made to Measure. This course is for inspection, engineering, and entry level metrologists. All participants will get an introduction to DMIS software using ArcoCAD, Raven, and PC DMIS.
Cost: $1,200 includes course materials. Does not include lunch. 

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February 15 & 16  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
Internal Auditing
This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process.
Cost: $550, includes lunch and course materials

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February 17, 24, & March 3  |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
GD&T
The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operational level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for those with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts
Cost: $700 includes textbook and lunch

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February 19 - March 28 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Introductory Swiss CNC Training

This 6-week course will teach the basics of Swiss-type CNC machining. Course content includes the principles of Swiss-type machining, programming overview, machine setup & operation, and more.
Cost: $999, includes course materials

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February 21 - April 18  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Wednesdays  |  TMA 
3D Milling

This 24-hour course will focus on transitioning from G code to CAM programming. Students will use Mastercam to program and machine new projects varying in degrees of complexity. This class will highlight the comprehensive suite of Mastercam 3D toolpaths with exciting new dynamic motion strategies that can increase tool life, decrease cycle times, and speed up the programming process.
Cost: $849, includes course materials

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March 5  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  |  Monday  |  TMA 
Forklift Safety 'Train the Trainer' 

This ‘Train the Trainer’ program will help clarify OSHA regulations covering forklift safety and operation. Participants will leave the session equipped with the knowledge and resources to train their forklift operators.
Cost: $250, includes course materials

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March 7  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Wednesday  |  TMA
Bring Your Own Handbook [BYOHB]
This workshop is designed to help HR practioners at all levels build clear, concise, and easy to understand communication tools.
Cost: $120

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March 26 - May 2  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Intro to Mazak CNC

This course will combine theory and hands-on training in the set-up, operation, and Mazatrol programming language of a Mazak VCU 500A CNC machine with Mazatrol Matrix 2 control.
Cost: $1499, includes course materials

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April 3  |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA 
Tools for Frontline Supervisors - Executive Overview

This half day session, includes highlights of TMA's Tools for Front-Line Supervisors class. This class was designed specifically for Company Owners and top-level decision-makers (e.g., HR Managers, VP Operations) to know what their subordinate leaders are learning, and how they can support their use of positive motivational tools.
Cost: $25, includes lunch 

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April 17 - May 8 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesdays  |  TMA 
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors

This series of courses is designed for front line managers/supervisors who are seeking the skills necessary to successfully lead, manage, and promote teamwork within their departments. 
Cost: $449, includes course materials 

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April 17 - May 24  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to Swiss CNC

This 6-week course will teach the basics of Swiss-type CNC machining. Course content includes the principles of Swiss-type machining, programming overview, machine setup & operation, and more
Cost: $999

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April 30 - May 23  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Wednesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to Mastercam Mill Only

This introductory class will cover all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, and 2D geometry construction for the CNC mill. Students will use Mastercam software to create part geometry and verify and assign machining toolpaths to geometry. Students will verify newly created toolpaths on CNC machines.
Cost: $700

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May 14 - June 25  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Intermediate 5 Sided Mazak CNC

This course will provide students an opportunity to learn how to plan and process a multi-axis part. The class will include both theory and hands-on lab time on 5-side machining. 
Cost: $1499, includes course materials 

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June 6 - June 28  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Wednesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to Mastercam Lathe Only 

This introductory class will cover all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, and 2D geometry construction for the CNC lathe. Students will use Mastercam software to create part geometry and verify and assign machining toolpaths to geometry. Students will verify newly created toolpaths on CNC machines.
Cost: $700

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August 6 - Oct 1 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Intermediate Swiss CNC

This hands-on, project based 8-week course will focus on more advanced concepts related to Swiss-type machining. Content includes complete part processing, proving out programs, maintains a productive set-up, and more. 
Cost: $1,499

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August 6 - September 7  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Mazak Advanced Programming

 In this course students will learn 5-axis programming using Mastercam. Students will then apply their training posting, graphing, & editing the program at the machine.

 *Prerequisite: successful completion of the Intro to Mastercam Milling course. (5/1-5/24)
Cost: $1499, includes course materials 

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September  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  TBD  |  TMA 
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training - Year 1 | Daytime

TMA is now offering a DAYTIME first year apprentice training class beginning in September 2018. 
Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments is required before registration; if these assessments have been completed, documentation is required. Proof of a high school diploma or GED is also required.
Cost: $1,750, textbooks and materials not included

Email education@tmaillinois.org to schedule your apprentice's WorkKeys testing or for more information.