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FEATURED CLASS

     February 1 - May 17  |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Fridays  |  TMA 
   Introduction to CNC Training - CNC 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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January 12 - February 9 |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
WEDM - Fundamentals of Operation

The Machine Fundamentals Course will introduce and instruct the student in the functions, setups and operational principles of a WEDM machine. It is primarily designed to provide the first time user with a good knowledge foundation of the features and specific controls necessary to run the average Wire EDM job and is introductory in nature. A demonstration and class lab follow this on workpiece preparation fundamentals that will allow each student to actually use the setup feature(s) of the machine to qualify and setup a job and more!
Cost: $999

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January 15 - March 6 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Wednesdays |  TMA
Intermediate Swiss CNC - FULL

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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January 22 |  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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February 1 - May 17 |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Fridays |  TMA
Introduction to CNC Training - CNC 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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February 1 |  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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February 4 |  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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February 5, 12, 19, 26 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Mondays  |  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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February 9 & 16 |  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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February 14 - February 15 |  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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February 23, March 2, & 9  |  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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March 5 - June 20 |  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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March 11 |  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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March 26 - May 1 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Introduction to Swiss CNC

Have an employee who needs to learn the basics of Swiss-type CNC machining? Register them for TMA's 6-week "Swiss 101" class, focusing on the principles of Swiss type machining.
Cost: $999, includes course materials

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April 4 - April 5 |  8:00 am - 3:00 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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May 16, May 17, June 13, June 14  |  8:00 am - 4:30 pm  |  Thursdays & Fridays  |  TMA
OSHA 30-Hour Safety Training 

This course offers a greater depth of training on a broader list of topics than the 10-hour course.  Persons interested in learning more about OSHA’s requirements and keeping the workplace safe should consider attending. Instruction is provided over four, seven and a half hour days. Seating is limited. 
Upon successful course completion, the student will receive a Department of Labor, OSHA General Industry safety and health 30-hour course completion card. 
Cost: $800

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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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