NPRC Continuing Education Classes for Industrial Technology!

The following three classes are being offered in collaboration with Pennsylvania College of Technology Workforce Development and      Continuing Education (WDCE). They are intended to be taken in sequence. A knowledge of industrial math is necessary for satisfactory completion of Blueprint Reading, and a knowledge of blueprint reading is necessary for satisfactory completion of the Fundamentals of GD&T.  Enrollment in the earlier classes is, therefore, recommended but is not a requirement if participants already have a strong  background in the skills of the earlier classes.  Enroll early as class seats are limited.

Industrial Math

This class provides students with a review of basic math operations, measurements, and other topics that directly apply to machining and manufacturing, such as precision measurements, angles, area, volume, and gear calculations.  Students will be challenged with creative problems and pertinent exercises to help them develop their math skills and the knowledge of their trade.

Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7 – June 18 (no meeting on May 28, Memorial Day)

2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. $650


Blueprint Reading

 This class provides non-engineering personnel with a review of the basics of print reading and intermediate interpretation skills.  It focuses on accurately extrapolating key details from prints that relate to the cost of manufacturing. It introduces the universal media concepts and a review of print essentials followed by principles and applications of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Mondays, July 9 – July 30

 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $500


Fundamentals of GD&T

 In this class, starting with basic blueprint knowledge, participants will learn the symbols, terminology, and rules of Geometric Tolerancing as prescribed in the current standard (ASM<I Y14.5m-2009).  GD&T Hierarchy will be presented to explain the relationship between tolerances and how to most economically apply the concepts.

 Mondays, August 6 – August 27

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $550

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