A certificate of completion will be awarded for each Continuing Education Class or Seminar. All classes are subject to minimum class sizes. Class schedules may be rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled. Books/supplies are not included in class tuition and are the responsibility of the students. Payment Options: Personal Check, Cash, MasterCard, Payment Plan, Company Check or Pre-approved Company Purchase Order.

(A) Apprentices. Classes with this designation meet the requirements for both course content and hours specified by many Machinist and Tool & Die Apprentice programs.

Contact Craig Cook at 814-868-9900 or to register.

(A) Basic Math
Mondays/Wednesdays 9/10/18 – 11/7/18 4:00 – 6:30pm

Students will become competent in solving mathematics problems involving whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, percentages, basic principles of measurement, fundamentals of the metric system, ratio and proportion and other practical geometry. Students must have a scientific calculator – TI-30 X11 recommended. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

(A)Advanced G Code Programming
Mondays/Wednesdays 8/27/18 – 10/1/18 5:45 -8:45pm

Hands on experience with advanced G & M programming on simulators and HAAS Mill and Lathe. Be able to write a program from scratch using subroutines in the program. The following areas will be covered: G10 offset value, set up sub programs, use of G Code calling program, programming of compound angles, programming for drill thread mill and chamfer combinations, and use of system, common, and local variables. Safety glasses are required, steel toe shoes are suggested but not required. No classes scheduled on Labor Day. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

(A)Mastercam 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays 9/24/18 – 11/12/18 5:45 -8:45pm

Using Mastercam 2017, students will learn the basic concepts of the program. Topics covered will include starting and navigating through Mastercam, Mill Level 1 including Contour, Drill Paths, Facing, Circle Mill, Spot Drill, Drill Chamfer Toolpaths, Slot Mill 2D HS Dynamic Core, 2D HS Core, Pocket, 2D HS Area Mill, 2D Dynamic Mill, Transform Toolpaths, 2D HS Area Mill. Lathe Level I including Face, Roughing & Finish Toolpaths, Groove – Multiple Chains & Drilling Toolpaths. Solids Level I including Extrude, Chamfer & Fillet, Revolve & Extrude Cut, Sweep Cut & Add Boss. Textbook includes a home learning version of Mastercam 2017 on DVD. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

(A)Intermediate Blueprint Reading for Machinists
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 8/14/18 – 9/6/18 4:00- 6:30pm

This course builds upon the material covered in Elementary Blueprint Reading. Topics to be covered include: Orthographic Projections, surface texture, special views, positional dimensioning, geometric tolerances: datums and modifiers, screw threads, pipe threads, threaded fasteners, Identifying steels, dovetails, casting, finishes and protective coatings, structural steel shapes, pin fasteners, springs and worm gearing. Prerequisite: Have completed Elementary Blueprint Reading or be very familiar with the basic concepts of blueprint reading. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

Machining Fundamentals I
Tuesdays/Thursdays 10/2/18- 12/6/18 4:00 - 6:30pm

This course includes the concepts, principles, and skills required in the operation and application of the lathe and/or milling machines. The course is a combination of lecture and hands-on instruction incorporating NIMS based curriculum and textbooks . The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill competencies in machine safety, machine set up, machine operations and capabilities, use of various accessories and attachments. Students will machine parts to specifications. Tuition includes tooling and materials. Limited to 8 people. Safety glasses are required, steel toe shoes are suggested but not required. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.


Essentials of Electricity
Tuesdays/Thursdays 8/28/18 – 9/27/18 5:45pm – 8:45pm

The students will learn basic electricity through theory and hands on application labs with group projects. The following topics will be discussed: Ohm’s Law, AC and DC, electrical safety, electric meters, voltage, current and resistance, electrical terminology, electrical drawings, choosing the right type of wire, National Electrical Code and simple troubleshooting. Safety glasses will be required in the lab area. A clamp-on digital multimeter is suggested but not required. If you do not have one we suggest Harbor Freight as an inexpensive supplier. (note: we do not have any affiliation with Harbor Freight). Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

Electric Motor Control/Industrial Electricity
Tuesdays/Thursdays 10/9/18 – 11/15/18 5:45pm – 8:45pm

The students will learn about the design and development of relay logic systems necessary for installing, operating and maintaining industrial relay motor control systems. Emphasis is on electrical and electronic techniques of signal acquisition and control. Topics may include: single phase control, three phase control, overload prevention devices, starters and speed controls. Safety glasses will be required in the lab area. Prerequisites: Electrical experience or completion of Essentials of Electricity. Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

Advanced PLCs -Troubleshooting PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, Dates TBD 5:45 – 8:45 pm

This course is designed to explain and apply the advanced concepts of programmable logic controls. Topics will include the following: communicating with PLCs and going on line, using the RSLogix500 ladder and database search features, troubleshooting techniques using find all, custom data monitor, cross reference, and advanced diagnostics search features, etc. Limited to 6 people. Prerequisite: Students should have an electrical background and know basic concepts of PLCs or have taken the Intro to PLC’s class Register today with Craig Cook at or call 868-9900 Ext. 202.

Daytime Program Courses

We can also enroll other employees in your company or organization in individual daytime courses through the Continuing Education Department without signing them up for the complete program. As with the apprentice courses, these courses are part of a diploma or degree program and are offered during one of the two daytime sessions (either 8am – 1pm or 1pm -6pm starting on June 27, 2014. Areas of study include:

Multimedia Graphic Design

Graphics art, web design and development, multimedia design and development.

Network and Database Professional

Network Administration, Database Administration, Web Developer, Network Technician and Support Specialist.

Business and Information Management

Administrative Assistants, Office Staff, Purchasing, IT Environments, Help Desk.

Electronic Engineering Technology

Electronic field service personnel, technicians.

Electronics Technician

Electronics repair, maintenance, electronics installation

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Mechanics, Building Maintenance, Plant Maintenance

HVAC/R Technology

HVAC/R Technicians, plant maintenance, building maintenance, HVAC Service Technicians

Welding Technology

Mig, TIG, stick, plasma cutting, aluminum, pipe


Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance

Auto Body Technician

Auto body repair technician, spray painting

Register today by calling Craig Cook at 814.868.9900 Ext. 202 or email