Manufacturing Courses

Realize more revenue with training developed, customized and delivered for the manufacturing industry. Equip your company to handle client demands and find yourself with employees who have higher job satisfaction and increased loyalty.

All courses are customized to meet your business needs.

Supervisor Training for Manufacturing

The NOCO Manufacturing Supervisor training program provides hands-on experiences that introduce first-time supervisors to the competencies necessary to do their jobs. Supervisors will leave this course with tools, resources and action plans that can improve their skills and prepare them for the workforce as front line supervisors.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

A sound understanding of the graphic language for engineering drawings, known as GD&T, is critical for anyone who is creating or revising drawings and for anyone who is using those drawings to quote on, manufacture, or inspect products. This course utilizes the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard to which most recent drawings have been made. Changes made in the 2018 revision of the standard, released in 2019, will also be explained. 


  • Understand the benefits of GD&T over coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Understand the myths and misconceptions about GD&T
  • Learn how to speak the language of GD&T correctly
  • Ensure specifying, manufacturing, and inspecting products to the maximum allowable tolerances and lowest manufacturing cost

Fluid Power

This class focuses on understanding the operation of actual fluid power equipment used in participant's workplaces. It includes detailed discussion of the basic components, relating the equipment schematics to the actual equipment, and understanding how the various components work together.


  • Learn about fluid properties:
    • pressure
    • temperature
  • Understand how the following all play a role in fluid power equipment:
    • hydraulic systems
    • pneumatic systems
    • safety
    • schematics

Advanced Concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

This 8-12 hour course, based on ASME Y14.5, is for manufacturing personnel, inspectors, and engineering personnel who would like advanced training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Topics covered in this advanced class are more complex and are often applied by specific industries, on specific types of components, or for specific situations.  

Prerequisites: Recommended for those who have already completed the Fundamentals of GD&T course and have experience using it. 


Learn how to approach :

  • concepts that may be problematic and complicated in nature, such as nonrigid parts, patterns of features as datum features, and more complex composite position and profile tolerancing
  • items not explicitly documented, or items that are ambiguous within the standard
  • more complex composite position and profile tolerancing 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course covers hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems. Course may span the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic theory and application, system components and applications to pneumatic components, laws, operation and maintenance. Hands-on experience with construction of simple to intermediate circuits. Other topics covered may include contamination control, fluid conductors and seals and an introduction to cartridge and manifold construction in addition to troubleshooting.

As with all our courses Hydraulics and Pneumatics can be customized to expand from introductory level on up.


  • Theory
  • Basic Physics
  • Systems overview
  • Schematics including formulas and applications
  • Actuators
  • Reservoirs
  • Fluids
  • Pumps
  • Pressure controls
  • Valves including directional and miscellaneous valves; Cartridge valve identification
  • Manifold block application for cartridge valves
  • Introduction to Proportional and Servo valves
  • Specialized valve concepts and application
  • Compressors
  • Air dryers, preparation, and distribution
  • Air Line Conductors
  • Filters/regulators/lubricators
  • Vacuums
  • Contamination control filtration concepts and selection
  • Circuit design and troubleshooting

Mill and Lathe/Computer Numeric Control (CNC)

Course can be customized from fundamentals level, intermediate, or all the way to advanced use of mill and lathe machines—manual and CNC. Course designed to machine for safety, produce high-quality parts and decrease incidence of catastrophic failures. Covers different types of machining methods, required tools, and technical mechanical operation of machines.


  • Safety
  • Measurement
  • Milling machine set-up
  • Lathe set-up
  • Speeds and feeds
  • G&M codes (these codes control the functions of CNC machines)
  • Production processes
  • Process controls
  • Manufacturing documentation

Print Reading

This course presents various types of prints, drawings, and schematics used in manufacturing, construction and industry. Participants will learn why drawings are needed, uses of drawings, and standard drawing information.


  • Understand and interpret dimensional drawings
  • Understand and interpret schematics
  • Use the border system to locate key parts or components in a drawing
  • Understand and interpret an exploded view drawing
  • Discuss each of the four basic drawings used to convey information
    • Single-line drawing
    • Pictorial diagram
    • Schematic diagram
    • Ladder diagram

Rotating Equipment

Course covers predictive maintenance, specifically vibration analysis, in rotating equipment. This course will provide you with the knowledge to drive maintenance of rotating equipment contributing to better machine life and reduced operational and maintenance costs.


  • Gain knowledge about predictive maintenance with a focus on vibration analysis 
  • Increase skill to accurately predict time and extent of maintenance through various methods including vibration analysis
  • Understand advanced concepts and techniques to conduct predictive maintenance, including those for vibration analysis
  • Understand how to interpret analysis results accurately 
  • Gain awareness to prevent occupational hazards
  • Learn how to conduct maintenance and inspections

Shaft and Coupling Alignment (Laser Alignment)

This course is designed to provide skills in understanding a wide variety of mechanical power transmission devices and systems. Special emphasis is placed on different types of coupling devices including rigid and flexible coupling devices. Different alignment methods are discussed including manual, dial indicator and laser alignment. 


  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of mechanical power transmission systems 
  • Develop troubleshooting skills at device and system level
  • Understand proper system operations and preventive maintenance
  • Learn and apply techniques for manual, dial indicator and laser alignment

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OSHA & Continuing Education
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Corporate Training
Claudia Ossola
Director, Corporate Solutions
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Janel Highfill 
Associate Vice President, Workforce Development
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