Classes

    
   
FEATURED CLASS

     August 5 - August 28  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays |  TMA
   Industrial Math I (Course 100) 

     TMA has created a new course that is designed to prepare students for first year. Industrial Math I (Course 100) was designed for
     individuals who did not obtain a satisfactory score on the math assessment of the entrance exam. Covering a wide range of mathematical concepts,         the course is designed to bring students up to speed on their math skills.
     Cost: $200, includes text book

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May 21 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Tuesday |  TMA
Effective Contract Negotiations

This course focuses on the entire commercial process, with emphasis on contract negotiations, for those companies selling to larger OEM customers. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their quotation process and learn all aspects of negotiating a sales agreement with their customer:  the right timing, establishing priorities, participant roles, negotiating tactics, and assessing the results before and after the negotiations.  In addition, each attendee will have the opportunity to have a Value and Risk assessment done of an existing contract as part of the course fee.
Cost: $250

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May 31 - September 27 |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Fridays  |  TMA
Introduction to 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. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings.
Cost: $3,499

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June 4 - July 30 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & 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 setup, and more.
Cost: $1,499

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June 21 |  8:30 am - 10:30 am |  Friday  |  TMA
Energy Procurement 101

Class will focus on the key aspects of both the electric and gas procurement in Illinois, a deregulated state. The class will be delivered from the perspective of a fully independent consultant (not an energy broker or supplier). This class can offer information and insight to individuals regardless of your level of experience buying energy.
Cost: $35

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July 29  |  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

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August 5 - August 28  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays |  TMA
Industrial Math I (Course 100) 

TMA has created a new course that is designed to prepare students for first year. Industrial Math I (Course 100) was designed for individuals who did not obtain a satisfactory score on the math assessment of the entrance exam. Covering a wide range of mathematical concepts, the course is designed to bring students up to speed on their math skills.
Cost: $200, includes text book

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August 5 - September 30  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays  |  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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August 5 |  8:30 am - 10:30 am  |  Monday  |  TMA
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors Executive Overview 

This 2-hour 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: Free
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August 6 - August  27 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesdays  |  TMA
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors

This series of workshops is designed for front line managers / supervisors who are seeking the skills necessary to successfully lead, manage, and promote teamwork within their departments.
Cost: $500
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August 6 - November 21 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Advanced G-Code Programming (CNC Level 2)

This 16-week course will build upon topics covered in the introductory class. Using both a CNC mill and CNC lathe, students will learn advanced G-code techniques in this project-based class. Students will select proper tooling, make fixtures, write, run and verify G-code programs, and inspect to print specifications. Students will also work through a series of operational problems created by the instructor. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings. Students will be prepared to acquire NIMS CNC credentials after completing the course. Successful completion of the introductory course or instructor consent required before enrolling.
Cost: $3,599

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August 10 & 17 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Spanish 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

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September 3 - April 9 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training 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. 
Cost: $1,750

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September 3 - April 9 |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Daytime Related Theory Apprenticeship Training 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. 
Cost: $1,750

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September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training 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. 
Cost: $1,750

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September 7 & September 14 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  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

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October 1 - February 11 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Introduction to 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. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings
Cost: $3,499

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October 3 & October 4  |  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. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
Cost: $550

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October 5, 12, & 19 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Comprehensive 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

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November 17 - November 18 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursday & 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

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