Thompson M-TEC offers classes that can be customized for your company. To see our list or register for any of the open entry classes follow the External LinkOnline Registration link.

The PDF DocumentCorporate Training Catalog is a list of classes that can be personalized for your training needs.

See below for some of the many classes we offer through our Corporate training department.

Allen-Bradley RSLogix 5000 (PLC) Level I

Format: Traditional
Semester:  Fall 2020:  11/30/2020 to 12/4/2020
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40)-hour course is designed to provide basic skills in PLC fundamentals. This course provides an understanding of basic PLC circuits, hardware, and applications. Course topics include interpreting relay logic prints, basic PLC instructions, hardware overview, as well as maintaining and troubleshooting a PLC controller’s software and components. This course is the first level of two courses and will focus on Allen Bradley PLC’s and RSLogix 5000 controllers. 

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AutoCAD Essentials

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester: TBD
Schedule: TBD
Cost:  $935
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This thirty-two (32) hour course is designed to provide an understanding and use of Autodesk’s AutoCAD program and to guide a participant in becoming a proficient AutoCAD 2D detailer. This course will take those with little or no previous experience with AutoCAD through the basics of computer-aided design including file generation and sharing, the user interface, tools, and commands. Participants will be instructed on the procedures and use of the Cartesian coordinate system, and basic geometry will be created using standard object “Draw” and “Modify” commands. Participants will learn the standards for dimensioning, tolerances, and scale to create detail drawings.

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EveryDay Leadership

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-Led)
​​​​Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $475
Locations:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
EveryDay Leadership offers your company a chance to transform your leadership culture so managers engage all employees, especially Millennials and Gen-Z.  The content is centered around the behaviors stepped out in Gallup’s Q12, found in First, Break all the Rules.  These leader behaviors include:

  • empowering them to do their work
  • caring about them as people
  • holding them accountable to get results
  • developing employees for a better future

Gallup’s information provides a framework for the rest of the program. Learners recognize that when they adopt a few key tools that align with the culture of engagement, their jobs get easier every day.

FANUC Robotic Programming

Format:  Traditional
Semester:  Fall 2020:  10/5/20 to 10/9/20
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1285
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description: 
In this course, students will learn the basic skills needed to operate and program FANUC Robots. Course topics include:  robotic safety, controls, operations, part programming, Control positions, Configure I/O, system variables and perform setup. Students will learn to Label programs, Configure style table, Identify function of the robot, Save, restore, and back up download and upload software, along with many other operations and programming functions.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 102 (Fundamentals of GD&T)

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester: TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $1200
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This 24-hour course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the national standard, ASME Y 14.5, Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and to assist the users of engineering drawings that contain GD&T symbols and terms. This class is a great starting point for individuals new to GD&T, as well as a recommended refresher course for those with limited past exposure to ASME Y14.5.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 103 (Specifying GD&T)

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $1350
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This twenty-four (24)-hour course is designed to assist Product Engineers, Mechanical Designers, and Drafters in why various characteristics are selected for controlling desired geometry

Hydraulic/Pneumatic Controls

Format:  Traditional
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $1,150
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This forty (40)-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills in Air/Fluid Power.  The course provides an understanding of air/fluid power symbols, basic components of fluid power systems including basic laws and formulas for fluid power calculations. Course topics include pumps, control valves, actuators and maintenance procedures of air/fluid power systems.

Print Reading for Manufacturing

Format:  Traditional (Instructor Led)
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $925 (Tuition $815 + Textbook $110)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This 16-hour Print Reading for Manufacturing course will provide the basic skills required for visualizing and then manufacturing or inspecting products shown on engineering drawing containing orthographic and pictorial views, notes, and dimensions.

SOLIDWORKS Introduction

Format:  Traditional
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $150 (Provides a $50 discount on the SOLIDWORKS Essentials tuition)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Basic computer knowledge

Description:
This course is recommended for students to evaluate knowledge before taking a SOLIDWORKS Essentials class, or to gain a cursory knowledge of SOLIDWORKS. In this class you will be generating basic details, making edits, learning how to do a design review, and inspecting dimensions. This class will give you an insight of what you can expect if you decide to take the next step, and enroll in our SOLIDWORKS Essential class, which will provide a more detailed, working knowledge of SOLIDWORKS, and the ability to start designing professionally.

SOLIDWORKS Essentials

PDF DocumentSOLIDWORKS Outline & Requirements

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $959 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
In this 48-hour course, students will learn the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS Essentials. Concepts include how to create parts, assemblies, and drawings along with general engineering theories. Please see SOLIDWORKS Outline for description and requirements.

SOLIDWORKS Advanced, Weldments and Sheet Metal

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester: TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $635
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisites:  Foundational knowledge of SOLIDWORKS modeling creation, assembly creation and drawing creation, along with a basic understanding of sheet metal and weldments fabrication.

Description:
In this course, Students will understand the concepts of SOLIDWORKS sheet metal and weldments. Learning to create sheet metal parts such as brackets, square to rounds, guarding, etc. with flat patterns. Learn weldments, leverage 3D sketching for structural profiles. Learn to generate drawings and other manufacturing documentation, along with many other topics in this SOLIDWORKS course.

SOLIDWORKS CAM

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $749 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This SOLIDWORKS CAM Introduction course, designed to teach students the essentials of SOLIDWORKS CAM will highlight the basic features and identify parts of the program. Students will learn stock Set-up and Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR), Manual 2.5 Axis Features, Generate and Edit Path, custom Strategies, posting, and technology database. Course participants will learn tasks to interface and set-up SOLIDWORKS CAM. They will also learn basic features and custom strategies.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $495
Location: Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This eight-hour course teaches process improvement and variation reduction using Statistical Process Control (SPC). SPC identifies special causes of variation and other non-normal processing conditions. Students will become familiar with the purpose and role of SPC and the application of variable and attribute charts, calculation of control limits, process capability, Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, and special statistical application in the everyday working environment. 

MIG Welding for Manufacturing

Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $599 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This twenty-eight (28)-hour training course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), using MIG welder. The course will provide basic skills using MIG welder on mild steel and positions.  This course incorporates both lecture and hands-on exercises. This course length is designed to familiarize existing welders to MIG Welding and improve their welding skills.