From the sample set of lesson instructions, you can see that you'll be
working through the course on your own. As long as you're not having any
problems, you'll be completing all course activities with only our instructions
to guide you. Frankly speaking, self-paced courses do require students to be
self-motivated. If you are self motivated, this system will
work very nicely. And it's well automated, so you can work when you want to -
twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
When you need help
Though the class is self-paced, you'll be able to get help if and when you
need it. The activities in the course will really make you think - especially
the programming assignments. So if you have questions, be sure to contact Mike
Lynch by phone or email with your questions. If you don't do well on a test or
programming assignment (remember, these activities are graded), Mike will be
contacting you to offer assistance.
How we grade
Students will be graded on all submitted exercises and programming
activities. Grading is usually done within 24 hours. We use a pass/fail
approach to grading. A 70% score or above is required for a passing grade for each
and programming activity. A passing grade for the entire course will qualify
the student for a successful completion certificate. This will be emailed
to you when you successfully complete the class.
What if I fail an exercise or programming
Don't worry. Your grades will always be based upon how you are
currently doing. If you have failed an exercise or programming activity,
Mike will provide specific suggestions for how you can improve your knowledge
and/or provide additional explanations to help you understand. If he's given
you more learning activities to do, it will be up to you to complete them. Once
you're ready, you'll be able to re-take the test or re-do the programming
activity. Grades will always be based only on your most recent results. Unless
you give up, you won't fail these classes!
How long do I have to complete the class?
We provide you with sixty days to complete a class. The
clock starts ticking on the day when you begin working on the class.
From past experience, we have found that an average person can complete the
setup and operation classes in about 25-30 hours of working time (including time
to do the exercises). People in the programming classes average 30-35
hours or so. So sixty days should be ample time to complete a class if you
Can I take more than one class at a time?
Yes, but since there is a time limit on completing classes
(again, sixty days), it may be wiser to take only one class at a time.
This will also keep you from getting confused with the information in different
Upon successful completion...
When you complete the class, and as long as your grade average
is above 70%, you'll be eligible for a certificate of completion. This document
looks great in a resume, and will testify to your accomplishment for perspective
Other important information about our on-line classes:
Free phone & email support - Our assistance continues long after
our courses. Have a problem with a technique shown in class? Cant
remember how to do something? Just want to talk more about your specific
application/s? Help is just a phone call or email away!
Our newsletter - You get free access to our technical newsletter,
The Optional Stop, which is
filled with tips and hints for CNC users!
Questions? Weve tried to include enough information in this web
page to help you decide to enroll in a course. But if you have questions
related to any aspect of our courses, feel free to
email us or call us at 847-639-8847.