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GD&T, Blueprint Reading Courses Offered

[Friday, March 3, 2017]

McHenry County College (MCC) offers cost-effective opportunities for employee training with access to experienced trainers and consultants bringing quality programs to support the advancement of our area businesses. MCC’s Workforce, Community and Business Programs offers manufacturing and warehousing industry fundamental courses for businesses of all sizes. Two upcoming one-day classes include Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) on March 14 and Blueprint Reading on May 18.

GD&T offers participants the ability to gain a working knowledge of GD&T as it applies to ANSI Y14.5M. Topics include interpreting GD&T symbols, Forma and orientation tolerances and profile, run out and location tolerance. This course is ideal for product engineers, process engineers, CAD technicians, lead personnel and inspectors. Class takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Cost is $259. Use course code: NTE S64 002 when registering.

The Blueprint Reading course covers print layout, holes, threads, machining details, and assembly prints. The lecture will be supplemented with individual class exercises to provide actual practice for participants. Participants will learn how to interpret in-house drawing and are encouraged to bring prints from their organization to review. This course is designed for inspectors, maintenance and shop floor personnel in need of skill enhancement in this topic. Basic shop math skills are recommended for success. Class takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Cost is $259. Refer to course code: NTE S61 004 to register.

To register, call (815) 455-8588 or for more information, contact: The Shah Center, 815-455-8593 or send an email inquiry to To register online go to: and select “Register for Workforce and Community Development Classes.” To view the current schedule of courses, go to:


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