from two approaches to teach basic CNC
- Based upon whether students currently
have shop experience
- Use a proven
method for communicating CNC
- Our Key Concepts approach stresses the
reasons why thing are done as importantly as how
the need for students to buy and carry books and
- Reading materials and exercises are provided
in electronic format (.pdf files)
or even eliminate your lectures
- Narrated presentations parallel what you
do during face-to-face lectures
another way for students to learn
- Even if you present face-to-face lectures,
our narrated presentations will provide an
alternate way to learn
- Let students learn
- Learning materials are available on-line
students to view missed presentations
- If a student can't make it to one of your
lectures, they can still view its content
- Tests are on-line and automatically graded
- Track your
- You'll be able to monitor all on-line activities
- Free yourself up to
help in the lab
- With minimized lecture time, you'll be free to
work more closely with students
things affordable for your students
- Prices range from $69.00 to $99.00 per student
per class - remember - students no longer need
books, so there's nothing else to buy
- Eliminate shipping
time and cost
- Faster turnaround - and lower cost
Schools have been using our
curriculums for years.
Our proven Key Concepts approach lets instructors
stress the reasons why things are done as importantly as
how they are done.
Our instructor materials, including lesson plans
and graphic PowerPoint presentations, make it easy to teach CNC classes.
Tutorial student materials, including student
manuals and workbook activities - along with your
teaching - make it easy for
students to learn CNC.
Now we’ve brought the content for
our CNC classes on-line and
we're making it available to instructors who are
teaching CNC classes.
Two approaches to teach basic
Content for six basic CNC classes and
three advanced classes is on line.
Basic CNC classes (if students have previous shop
Most popular for schools that have
prerequisite shop classes.
Center Programming, Setup, and Operation
Programming, Setup, and Operation
Basic CNC classes (if students have no previous shop
Most popular for schools teaching
on-site classes for local industy.
Why not teach an advanced CNC
We provide on-line content for three
advanced CNC classes. Expand your potential
student base to include people who already know the
Techniques with Basic CNC Features
Programming for CNC Machining and Turning Centers
More from Your CNC Machines
Our proven method
Each class is broken into Key
Concepts and further divided into lessons.
In each lesson, we provide two instructional
activities, presentations – many of which are narrated –
and reading material.
Presentations are shown using an easy-to-navigate
materials are provided in the form of Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
files that can be viewed on the computer screen or
Students can save reading materials.
We also provide two ways for
evaluate students' progress, tests and programming
activities. Every lesson includes a test.
Tests are automatically and immediately graded so
students will know exactly how they did.
If desired, test results can be emailed to you
(or you can go on line to check results).
Programming activities (required in programming
classes), once completed, can be submitted face to face
or emailed to you for grading.
We even provide a grade book (an
Excel file) for each set of content to help you track
your students' progress. Each is ready for you to enter
students and their grades. Once all the grades are
entered, you'll see their final scores.
For the assignments in each set of
content, we provide answer responses to make it easy for
you to grade and comment on students' work. These
(Microsoft Word) documents contain a response to
the student with a place to specify their grade, a place
to comment on their work, a place to paste their
submission, and complete answers (coordinate sheets or
programs) so they can easily compare their work to the
answers. All of this can be easily copied into an
email and sent to the student.
To summarize, activities in each
Additional instructor materials
Answers to assignments
Are you currently using our curriculums?
If you have been using our CNC
curriculums, rest assured that this on line content
precisely parallels our curriculum materials.
That is, Key Concepts, lesson structure, and
lesson content for each class remain unchanged.
But by utilizing our on line content you can:
need for students to buy the student manual
downloaded during each lesson contain the same
information that is currently included in our
student manuals. Students can view, print, and
save these (.pdf) files. These electronic
documents eliminate the need to purchase and lug
around physical textbooks.
Since reading materials can be printed and saved,
your students can retain a permanent reference that
can be used in the future - much like keeping a
textbook. Most "electonic textbooks" can only
be rented - and cannot be permanently saved.
need for students to buy a workbook
Tests, coordinate sheet
exercises, and programming activities are now
available on line. Tests are taken on line and are
automatically graded . Coordinate sheet
exercises and programming activities are first
downloaded and printed (.pdf files). Once
students complete them, they submit them to you for
Supplement - or even
eliminate - your lectures
Our narrated presentations are
very comprehensive. If you give face-to-face
lectures, our narrated presentations will surely
supplement them nicely. At the
very least, they will provide another way for
students to learn the material by seeing and hearing
it presented another way. We even know of
several instructors who use our material as their
sole method of instruction.
Provide another way for your students to learn
If you don't lecture, rest
assured that they are complete enough to stand on
their own. Many instructors who use our
materials don't present face-to-face lectures.
They expect students to study the material on their
the very least, these presentations will give your students
a second learning alternative.
You may not have time to cover
all material in lectures. With our
presentations, you can have students self-study
material you cannot cover in class.
Our presentations can be viewed
from any device that can display flash movies,
including desktop computers, notebooks, tablets, and
view and review 24/7
If you are teaching
face-to-face (possibly using our PowerPoint
presentations), students can easily review a topic,
over and over again, without needing
Have students view
If you are teaching
face-to-face classes, and if a student misses a
lecture, they can view the appropriate
presentation/s on line.
Again, you won’t have to repeat yourself
every time someone misses a session.
Minimize grading time
Every lesson includes an
on-line test. Grading is automatic and the
results will be emailed to you. All you'll
have to do is record scores.
Programming related lessons
also include coordinate sheet assignments and
programming activities. While you do have to
grade them, we provide you with answers in the form
of a template (Word) file you can use to respond to
students with results and comments.
For a limited time, we are
providing a school license for NCPlot ($99.00 value)
to schools who begin using any of our programming
related on-line content. NCPlot dramatically
simplifies the grading of programs submitted during
A grade-book is included (Excel
file) with each set of on-line content to allow you
to record grades. It's a template that you can
use over and over again. The student's final
grade will be shown once you've completed all
reading and viewing assignments
Implement an open-in /
While our materials are
intended to supplement your teaching, they do stand
on their own very well. Several thousand people have
used my self-study materials to learn CNC completely
on their own. This means you can use this content as
part of a self-study class, facilitated by you.
View and track
yourself up to help in the lab
Still want to know more?
You can view complete instructions
for teaching with our on-line CNC content by clicking
the links below.
Pricing is based on utilizing
all of the content (reading material, presentations,
tests, and programming activities) for each class.
Also, with the pricing shown below, content will
be made available to students for the length of your
semester (commonly 16 weeks, but we’re flexible in this
An access code coupon will be
provided for each license purchased. This coupon
(used by the student)
provides instructions to complete the
registration process. The student will simply submit an
on-line form and we will place them in your class. We
will also send them a confirmation email that contains a
link to the log-in page and suggestions for getting
Machining center programming,
setup, and operation -
code: OLC-MCPO - $99.00 per student per class
Turning center programming,
setup, and operation -
code: OLC-TCPO - $99.00 per student per class
Machining center setup and
code: OLC-MCSO - $69.00 per student per class
Machining center programming -
code: OLC-MCP - $69.00 per student per class
Turning center setup and
code: OLC-TCSO - $69.00 per student per class
Turning center programming -
code: OLC-TCP - $69.00 per student per class
Advanced techniques with basic
code: OLC-AT - $89.00 per student per class
Parametric programming for CNC
machining and turning centers -
code: OLC-PP - $89.00 per student
Getting more from your CNC
code: OLC-GM - $89.00 per student per class
We currently have three ways for
your school or company to pay for our on-line content.
1) Direct purchase
– If your school or company purchases directly from us, we
provide net 30 day terms or you can pay with a
Simply specify the number of students
(licenses) that you wish to include in each class.
We’ll send you (via email) a confirmation
which includes a roster form to keep track of your licenses (who
is using each
access code). The confirmation will also
include your set of access code coupons.
Print and distribute the coupons to your students so
they can complete the registration process.
(Be sure your purchase order includes your email
address so we know where to send the confirmation.)
2) Going through your bookstore
(schools only) – If you use this method, simply
have your bookstore specify the product code and
number of access code coupons to be purchased.
We will ship your bookstore one access code coupon for
each license - which will be purchased by your students.
The coupon will include instructions for students to
complete the registration process.
3) On-going multiple-seat
This might be similar to what you are doing with
Once purchased, you will be allowed up to the
number of licenses you have purchased for each
If none of these methods work for you, or if you
have another way you’d like to pay, just give us a call
to discuss possible alternatives (847-639-8847).
Eliminate shipping time and
are heavy, and expensive to ship - especially for
Canadian orders. A substantial portion of
traditional book costs is related to shipping charges.
With our on-line content, we ship your school's
bookstore access code coupons, which weigh next to
nothing. And - you can eliminate shipping all
together by having your school purchase directly from
us. This way, we email the access code coupons
directly to you!
Ready to get started?
Contact us by phone (847-639-8847)
or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more. We'll
provide you with temporary access to an actual class -
both as a student and as a facilitator - so you can get
a first-hand understanding of how the system works.