Workforce Development

The SUNY Morrisville Manufacturing Training Program serves industry partner employees with technical training through a blended format of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) online modules and hands-on instruction. The program provides employees with professional development opportunities, using a hybrid method of hands-on learning, online instructional modeling, activities and assessments.

If your organization seeks to provide employees with professional development opportunities, but needs assistance providing the resources to do so, the SUNY Morrisville Manufacturing Training Institute is here to help. 

Using a hybrid method of hands-on learning and online instructional modeling, activities and assessments, the SUNY Morrisville Manufacturing Training Institute offers a customizable and affordable solution to your company’s technical training needs. Our flexible format allows you to tailor training sessions around a schedule that works best for you and your employees, and our portable equipment allows for the training to occur either on our campus or directly at your worksite!

The program offers an overview of: Compressed Math Review; Dimensional Measurement and Blueprint Interpretation; or Building Blocks of Mechatronics.

Employees will get a weekly online course curriculum through ToolingU-SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and hands-on instruction from our expert mechanical engineering technology faculty members.

Following training, you can take part in an employee/employer post-training focus group to provide feedback, and also earn a SUNY Morrisville certificate upon completion.


Compressed math review - Shop essentials

  • Six weeks (one-week orientation, 10 units)
  • 27 hours total (15 hours face-to-face; 10 hours online; two hours orientation)
  • Each instructional week is three hours of hands-on instruction and one hour of online instruction, including mathematics placement testing, student orientation, ToolingU-SME refresher and progress reports.

The Compressed Math Review - Shop Essentials session is perfect for individuals who need to acquire and maintain fundamental manufacturing skills. Training will include math, drawings and manufacturing processes for all levels of the shop. Specifically, course outcomes will provide you the ability to:

  • Perform calculations involving common English units, metric units and conversions between the two systems;
  • Use algebra to create an equation based on a simple story problem;
  • Define the various trigonometric ratios and use them to solve various problems; and
  • Grasp the types of lines and angles used in geometry, the angles that are formed by intersecting lines, and transversals.


Week ToolingU-SME course names and numbers
1. Student Orientation: Introduction to the instructor, course outline, ToolingUSME navigation and beginning of topic coverage; modules assigned
2. Math Fundamentals 101
3. Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
4. Units of Measurement 112
5. Algebra Fundamentals 141
6. Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
7. Geometry: Triangles 161; and Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
8. Shop Geometry Overview 170
9. Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
10. Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
11. Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221; and Shop Trig Overview 210

Dimensional Measurement and Blueprint Interpretation

  • 10 weeks (one-week orientation, nine units)
  • 24.5 hours total (13.5 hours face-to-face; nine hours online; two hours orientation)
  • Each instructional week is 1.5 hours of hands-on instruction and one hour of online instruction, including student orientation, ToolingU-SME refresher and progress reports 
  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in Mathematics Placement Testing and/or completion of Shop Essentials 100 - Compressed Mathematics Review

As a trainee in the Dimensional Measurement and Blueprint Interpretation session, you will learn the basics of measurement, tolerance and blueprints, as well as gain an understanding of the proper standards and inspection of various parts. Specifically, course outcomes will provide you the ability to:

  • Explain how to measure common hole features with plug gages, pin gages and calipers, and common threaded features with internal and external thread gages, as well as verify they are within tolerance;
  • Describe common methods used for part tolerance, as well as the impact tolerances have on part production and quality;
  • Describe the use and care of common inspection instruments and gages used in the production environment; and
  • Describe best practices for inspecting the complete layout of a cylindrical part and a prismatic part.


Week ToolingU-SME course names and numbers
1. Student Orientation
2. Basics of Measurement 101
3. Basics of Tolerance 121
4. Blueprint Reading 131
5. Interpreting Blueprints 230
6. Hole Standards and Inspection 141
7. Thread Standards and Inspection 151
8. Surface Texture and Inspection 201
9. Inspection of a Cylindrical Part 331
10. Inspection of a Prismatic Part 321*

 Building Blocks of Mechatronics

  • 13 weeks (one-week orientation, 12 units)
  • 34 hours total (20 hours face-to-face, hands-on instruction; 12 hours online; two hours orientation)

As a trainee in the Building Blocks of Mechatronics session, you will gain a firm understanding of many different circuit components and learn the best approaches to safety and maintenance. Specifically, course outcomes will provide you the ability to:

  • Understand how circuits work and become familiar with circuit components, circuit diagrams, alternating current circuits and the rules that govern circuits;
  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of various components based on operating speeds, load capacity and other factors which help ensure efficient operations;
  • Understand how the main components of a hydraulic system work together to convert hydraulic energy into mechanical power;
  • Recognize how fluids systems function and explain the variables that affect them;
  • Recognize how to prevent accidental injury and equipment damage when working with fluid power systems; and
  • Understand the benefits, limitations and goals of popular maintenance approaches, making you better equipped to support and improve your facility’s method.


Week ToolingU-SME course names and numbers
1. Student Orientation
2. Approaches to Maintenance 131
3. Introduction to Circuits 201
4. AC Fundamentals 241
5. DC Circuit Components 140
6. Relays, Contactors and Motor Starters 201
7. Introduction to Fluid Power Systems 100
8. Introduction to Hydraulic Components 221
9. The Forces of Fluid Power 110
10. Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics 211
11. Fluid System Print Reading
12. Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
13. Power Transmission Components 111

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