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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (Virtual)
#: CMAE-1542   ID: 222   Section: 0812  

This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

Gain a foundational interpretation of mechanical drawings using linear tolerancing and GD&T in the design, manufacture, and inspection of parts, which have geometric controls applied per national standards.

In this 8-week live online course, you will engage in learning how to read prints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing applications. Each of the geometric controls will be examined so you may determine the allowable variation in form and size between part features.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understanding of ANSI Y14.5 standards that affect geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applications.
  • Proficiency in using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols and controls
  • Decipher how piece-parts must be inspected if the features have GD&T controls and symbols
  • Interpret a sketch or print with pertinent feature control frame and its contents based on written geometric requirements
  • Decipher the correct precision tool(s) to inspect geometric requirements on a piece-part
  • Determine the Total tolerance of a feature using bonus and non-bonus tolerances

About the Instructor:
Robert J. Bach is a licensed professional mechanical engineer through the state of Minnesota, a master journeyman toolmaker, and he holds a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems. Robert has been engaged in precision manufacturing for over 30 years and currently serves as a clinical professor and program director for the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. He teaches geometric dimensioning & tolerancing and CNC machining basics through Live Online.

Bring to Class:
Click here to download the Student Manual.  This manual contains important information on how to access your live virtual classroom, textbooks and materials you will need for class, and other pertinent information that you should review prior to the first class. Virtual classroom connection information will be emailed to each student approximately 7 - 10 days prior to the course start date.

Course Requirements:
  • High-speed internet
  • Computer or Video Conferencing System with Webcam and Microphone (built-in or external)
  • Required Textbook: Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide: Based on ASME Y14.5-2009, 2nd Edition, Alex Krulikowski, copyright 2009 ISBN: 978-0-924520-23-5
*This course does not require the D2L Learning Platform.
2:00 PM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
08/12/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
08/19/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
08/26/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
09/02/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
09/09/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
09/16/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
09/23/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
09/30/2020   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online