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 our list below for some of the many corporate training classes we offer.

Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $375
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 8-hour A3 Problem Solving course is an activity-based, pencil and paper tool designed to solve specific problems. It defines the current condition and looks at the root cause of the issue. The A3 also guides the user to define clear steps to implement changes and builds accountability.  Participants will experience a simple and effective way to understand the way work happens now and how it can be redesigned effectively.

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Dates:  5/9/2022 to 5/13/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40)-hour training is designed to provide the basic skills in AC/DC motors and motor control. It also provides an understanding of the operation of AC and DC motors and motor control circuits. Training topics include AC/DC motor operations, control circuit components, motor control wiring, connections, ladder diagrams, and interpretation of electronic motor control schematics.

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Dates:  8/29/2022 to 9/2/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
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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Dates:  9/12/2022 to 9/16/2022
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40) hour course is designed to allow the user to program, test, and verify a range of PLC programs. Programming concepts, tips, and rules will be applied. This course will provide learners with a working knowledge of working online and offline using RSLogix projects.
Ladder logic fundamentals are used in multiple examples. Participants will be able to monitor, edit, and create Programs and Routines to construct, monitor, or modify projects. The concept of ladder logic using tags and data types instead of data tables will be applied. Participants will go online with controllers and edit ladder routines online and offline.

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Dates:  7/18/2022 to 7/22/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40)-hour training course covers the basics of AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) theory and fundamentals. The participant will first gain an understanding of the concepts of electrical schematics, components, voltage, current, and resistance. These fundamentals will be applied through Ohm’s Law to basic circuit design and analysis. Power, magnetism, and DC generation will then be introduced to complete the theories of DC applications.

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Dates:  4/25/2022 to 4/28/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Thursday; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:EveryDay Leadership is a series of four 4-hour interactive classes where leaders will learn current concepts and best practices. Robust tools are simple to learn and can be easily adapted to many applications. When tools are easy to remember, they are more likely to be used.
Everything we do is designed to make the learning stick. At the end of each class there will be an applied assignment to practice at work. Participants will practice skills in the class and give each other feedback.
EveryDay Leadership uses models and tools from proven resources. These resources include:

• DiSC (Wiley)
• Five Behaviors of Functioning Teams (Lencioni)
• Q12 (Gallup)
• Situational Leadership (Blanchard)
• Active Listening (Blanchard)

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Dates: 5/3/2022 to 5/4/2022
Schedule:  Tuesday and Wednesday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $365
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Time:  Two 4-hour sessions

Audience: 

  • Leaders who want to upskill their management tools to meet the demands of today’s workforce
  • Influencers with indirect responsibility to lead talent and achieve results
  • Learning and Development Managers looking to build a coaching culture

Description:
We have experienced radical change in the workplace, and it appears that change may be the new normal.  We are moving to a more flexible workplace as a permanent solution to environmental and market demands.  In this course, managers will learn how to:

  • Create a Culture of Engagement, even in a Virtual Workplace
  • Pivot from offering feedback-on-the-fly to a five-minute coaching session…because that’s what employees want
  • Communicate to heighten accountability and minimize defensiveness
  • Lead development discussions, from On-boarding, One-on-Ones through Internal Promotions

Learn proven strategies to build a culture of engagement that will add value to your busy day without spending big chunks of time.

Objectives:

At the end of this class, learners will be able to:

  • Assemble active listening skills into a coaching model that demonstrates your support
  • Describe the tangible benefits of a coaching culture
  • Use Management by Walking Around to reinforce your support and employee’s engagement
  • Apply coaching skills to One-on-Ones and track development
  • Structure a sequence of One-on-Ones when On-boarding and reinforce that development is an expectation
  • Facilitate a balanced and cost-effective long-term development plan that is the employee’s responsibility to execute

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Dates:  7/25/2022 to 7/29/2022
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format:  Traditional
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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Dates:  8/8/2022 to 8/12/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 40-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to troubleshoot electrical repair and maintenance procedures of robotic electrical system. Course topics include robot electrical component identification and function of robot electrical controller.

Course Objectives                 

  • Follow safety guidelines, and demonstrate the use of emergency stops and servo disconnects.
  • Properly power down and power up the controller and demonstrate basic fault recovery.
  • Perform robot mastering at zero position and single axis
  • Save, restore, and backup software
  • Locate robot inputs and outputs screen to determine status of system or equipment
  • Identify common electrical component issues
  • Connect and troubleshoot internal robot communication cables between all components of the robot system.
  • Connect, configure, and troubleshoot end effector and tooling I/O
  • Identify the functions of the controller following components and robot electrical drawings.
  • Use of position screen, alarms screen, status screens, LED’s, and indicators for troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting robot communications, Fanuc block I/O modules, communications
  • Utilization of the UOP inputs and outputs to determine if problems are actual cell or robot faults. 
  • Utilization of input and output screens for trouble shooting

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Dates: 8/29/2022 to 9/2/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 40-hour class is designed to train all students on robot mechanical equipment, hand tools, and rigging in safe manner.  All with the proper applications of lock out procedures for a cell in the plant.  This course will increase the tradesmen’s versatility in the plant or field.

Course Objectives  

“Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:”

  • Disassemble a robot and replace all components
  • Correct rigging
  • Bolt torque specs.
  • Preventative maintenance of robot
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems
  • Master a robot
  • Safety related with team player

Daily Activities

Day 1

  • Pre-test/ Complete review of each question/robot safety/cell lock procedure/review planetary and pinion gears

Day 2

  • Floor safety/ robot cell review/troubleshooting robot systems. Tool operation and safety equipment/pre-meet (team) on daily disassembly/start removing tool and wrist, forearm.

Day 3

  • Safety-Pre-review on schedule of next components (axis#3 /electrical cable/forearm/axis #1/2/3 motor’s) and review pinion and planetary gears

Day 4

  • Safety-Review on prior day/schedule of next step of disassemble/reassembly of components/torque wrench and bolt spec. and fasteners

Day 5

  • Every morning review, safety/complete reassembly/procedure to remove all safety locks/install fault for team for troubleshooting/master robot controls/verify all functions of robot/post-test and review.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Mon; 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Tues - Thurs; 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Fri; 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $1,200
Format:  Traditional
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.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Mon 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Tues - Thurs 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Fri 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $1,350
Format:  Traditional
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

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $1,295
Format:  Traditional
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.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $850
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Lean Bronze Certification is a 24-hour course to teach the Lean Bronze Body of Knowledge from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (Shingo Prize) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The standard assesses a person’s lean knowledge (exam), as well as the individual’s ability to apply that knowledge (lean project portfolio). This Bronze Level Exam Preparation Course (with ability to sit for Bronze exam as an option), is designed to prepare students to take and pass the multiple choice, open book exam that is the first step in pursuing certification. Bronze Certification is focused on tactical application of lean. Tactical lean is the deployment and application of lean principles, concepts and methods locally, within a work cell, work group or value stream.

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Dates:  4/11/2022 to 4/14/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $935
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Module 1 - Shop Math

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic mathematics that is used on the shop floor.

Module 2 - Print Reading

This course provides the participant with the principles and skills of reading and interpreting blueprints.

Module 3 - Metrology

This course provides the participant with the basic skills in understanding the sciences of measurements that are used in Manufacturing

Module 4 - GD&T

This course will provide students with fundamentals of the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $625
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This Twenty-four (24)-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.

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Dates:  2/22/2021 - 3/3/2021
Schedule:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $899 
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This forty (40)-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.

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Format:  Traditional
Dates TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $695

Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
It’s no secret that the sales industry continues to change and evolve rapidly. This is an exciting and dynamic profession, although it is often underrated and misunderstood. The back-slapping, high pressure, joke-telling sales person has disappeared. In his place is a new generation of sales professionals: highly trained and well groomed, with the characteristics of honesty, trustworthiness, and competence.

This workshop will help you teach participants how to be one of those smart sales professionals.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Explain and apply concepts of customer focused selling.
  • Use goal-setting techniques as a way to focus on what you want to accomplish and develop strategies for getting there.
  • Apply success techniques to get the most out of your work.
  • Understand productivity techniques to maximize your use of time.
  • Identify ways to find new clients and network effectively.

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Dates: 2/28/2022 to 3/2/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Wednesday; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $825
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This class introduces the student to hand soldering techniques and soldering knowledge. It is designed for those new to the electronics industry.  The class is 25% classroom lecture and 75% hands on skills development.  Students will demonstrate soldering skills using lead and lead free solder as used in manufacturing circuit boards.  Individuals who complete the class successfully will have the skills to accurately solder, assemble and inspect electronic components, printed circuit boards, cables and harnesses, and sub-assemblies. IPC guidelines are imbedded in the class activities that include requirements for acceptable interconnections of electronic components, printed circuit boards, and sub-assemblies.

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Dates:  3/3/2022 to 3/4/2022
Schedule:  Thursday and Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $485
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This course is designed to provide students with understanding and the requirements for soldered Electrical and Electronic Assembly standards. This course explores materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. This standard emphasizes process control and sets industry consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products.

This is a comprehensive, knowledge base series of modules which introduce students to the methods and procedures presented in the JSD -001 document. The student will be guided by the instructor in locating answers to questions associated with the open and closed book certification tests. It is designed for those new to the electronics industry.  The class is 100% classroom lecture. Individuals who complete the class successfully will have the skills to pass the two tests, (open & closed book) needed to obtain a J – STD001 (CIS) ‘‘Certified IPC Specialist” certification.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $150 (Provides a $50 discount on the SOLIDWORKS Essentials tuition)
Format:  Traditional
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.

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Dates:  1/18/2022 to 4/12/2022
Schedule:  Tuesday; 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:  $959 
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

PDF DocumentSOLIDWORKS Outline & Requirements

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.

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Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/23/2022
Schedule:  Monday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $635
Format:  Traditional
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.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $749 
Format:  Traditional/Lab
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.

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Date: 4/19/2022
Schedule:  Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $375
Format:  Traditional/Lab
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. 

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Dates:  3/28/2022 to 3/30/2022
Schedule:  Monday - Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $625
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
The GTAW welding course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of inert gas welding using TIG welder. The course will provide basic skills using TIG welder on mild steel and variety of positions. This twenty-four (24) hour course incorporates lecture and hands-on exercises.

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