NTMA-U CORE CONTENT
Modules are grouped into progressive series, but students can take any module, at any time, in any order. Each module can be purchased individually, or in groups of three.
NTMA-U 1: 1100-1A – Basic Blueprint – 38 Contact Hours
This course teaches proper terminology, symbols, and guidelines for reading, sketching, and interpreting blueprints in a manufacturing environment using geometric equations and symbols. It includes dimensioning techniques, tolerancing, drafting lines using geometric equations, symbols, line types, orthographic views, isometric views, and offset, auxiliary and broken sections.
NTMA-U 1: 1120-1A – Basic Math – 42 Contact Hours
This course teaches shop math concepts such as fractions, fraction to decimal conversions, and calculating angles.
NTMA-U 1: 1200-1A – Precision Machining Technology – 42 Contact Hours
This course introduces metal cutting operations – basic metallurgy, types of machines and their safe operation and setup, terminology, quality measurement devices and methods, cutting tools, layouts, print reading, hand tools, and cutting tools.
NTMA-U 2: 1200-2A – Precision Machine Technology 2 – 42 Contact Hours
This course focuses on metal removal processes and proper setup and use of workholding devices on the drill press, engine lathe, milling machine, and surfacea grinder, with a continued emphasis on shop safety and quality measurement devices. It also reviews the use of the coordinate measuring machine (CMM), the optical comparator, and the electro-discharge machine (EDM).
NTMA-U 2: 1100-2 – Intermediate Blueprint Module 2 – 38 Contact Hours
This course improves efficiency in blueprint reading. It covers dimensioning, fraction to decimal conversion, drafting lines using geometric equations, line types, orthographic and isometric views, symbols, and offset, auxiliary, and broken sections.
NTMA-U 2: 1120-2A – Applied Mathematics – 42 Contact Hours
This course emphasizes the math skills and concepts required for interpreting drawings and applying them to manufacturing processes.
NTMA-U 3: 2300-3 – CNC With Simulator – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces tools and technology for computer numeric control (CNC) machining, G&M Codes, and principles and applications of the Cartesian Coordinate System. It reviews the use of metal cutting tools with CNC programming, and the process for creating CNC programs, including safety precautions, proper machine set up and operational skills, and controlling part sizes with wear offsets.
NTMA-U 3: 2500-3 – Intermediate Applied Math – 42 Contact Hours
It explains the proper use of the Pythagorean theory and trigonometric function, right triangle problems, and the use of sine bars and gage blocks.
NTMA-U 3: 1500-3 – Intermediate Blue Print Reading with Basic Essentials for GDT – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces symbols and concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for engineering drawings.
NTMA-U 4: 2720-4 – Metallurgy – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces the nature, properties, and characteristics of materials, with a focus on metals. Chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and processing of iron and steel are covered, as well as how metals are alloyed and formed to achieve desired mechanical properties.
NTMA-U 4: 2800-4 – Advanced Math – 38 Contact Hours
This course includes more complex applications, such as the law of sines and the law of cosines.
NTMA-U 4: 2900-4 – Quality Control / SPC / Inspection – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces quality control practices for machining. It teaches proper inspection techniques, using the appropriate tools. This course also touches on the applications of statistics in process and quality control.
NTMA-U 5: 2420-5 – Manufacturing Technology – 38 Contact Hours
This course focuses on the machining of various metals, including differing speeds and feed rates, as well as the use of different cutting tools.
NTMA-U 5: 2500-5 – GDT – 38 Contact Hours
This course focuses on how to interpret and apply the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to engineering drawings. Topics include fundamentals of symbols, terms, positional tolerance applications, data frames, and conversion tables.
NTMA-U 5: 2800-5 – Advanced Applied Math – 38 Contact Hours
This course builds on previous courses and teaches applied mathematics needed to solve for unknown surfaces found on advanced blueprints.
NTMA-U 6: 2420 – 6 Jig and Fixture – 38 Contact Hours
This course covers the designs of jigs, fixtures and dies. It includes the use and application of bushings, locating devices and work holding devices used in jigs, fixtures and dies.
NTMA-U 6: 2410-6 – Moldmaking – 38 Contact Hours
This course covers the principles of injection molding, the equipment required, process set-up, and methods.
NTMA-U 6: 2800-6 – Advanced Math – 38 Contact Hours
This course goes into more depth on applied mathematics required to solve for unknown surfaces found on more advanced blueprints.
NTMA-U 6: 1300-6 – Diemaking – 38 Contact Hours
This course covers metal stamping die construction, materials, components, processes, and types related to automated manufacturing technology.
NTMA-U 0-4000-7 Dimensional Metrology – 45 Contact Hours
This course teaches technical manufacturing terms and principles, the proper use of common hand-held measuring tools, the applications for GD&T, and probability and statistics.
NTMA-U 0-0950 –Advanced Diemaking Series 2 – 45 Contact Hours
This course covers die to press relationships, automatic feeds, inverted dies, compound dies, and progressive dies using the blank through process, and chop-off and parting principles. It also covers secondary operations, drawing operations, and computations.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and NTMA has developed a stand-alone online course that lays a solid foundation. Certificates of completion for this module can be used to document safety training for OSHA files.
NTMA-U 0-0960- Shop Safety
This course covers basic shop safety practices, drill press safety, machine guarding, Lock-out Tag-out, MSDS-SDS, hazard communication standards, OSHA fact sheets, safe lifting, basic first aid and blood borne pathogens.