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Last update: April 5, 2023


Advanced Manufacturing Machining Program and Tricks of the Trade Videos (Ontario Commons License 1.0) by Adam Taylor and Stephen Veldhuis

The Machining Program, composed of 6 courses, introduces learners to opportunities in advanced manufacturing. While becoming engaged problem solvers whose contributions enhance the competitiveness of their employers, learners will build the strong foundation of skills and knowledge needed to earn a McMaster certificate and secure employment, upgrade their training, and build their careers.


Machine Tool  (CC-BY-NC) by various

Includes a collection of specific topics and learning objects related to machining.

Machine Tool Mobile Apps & Flashcards(CC-BY-NC) by various at Fox Valley Technical College

Learning Apps and Flashcards includes using specific tools,  surface finish, basic types of dimensioning, print reading, interpreting engineering drawings, measurements and machine tool techniques.


Basic Blueprint Reading (CC-BY) by Ric Costin

This is an entry level blueprint reading book written for the first year welding student. The book will be used in the first term of a two year welding program to familiarize the student to sketching and reading blueprints.

Line D – Organizational Skills Competency D-3: Read Drawings and Specifications (CC-BY) by Camosun College

Some of the most important documents used in the workplace are the technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment. One of the essential skills for anyone involved in a trade is the ability to correctly interpret drawings. If you are in a construction or fabrication industry, you will need to be able to examine a drawing, take information from it, and visualize the finished product. If you are in a service or maintenance industry, you will need to interpret exploded drawings in order to properly repair or assemble equipment. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books.

Manufacturing Processes 4-5 (CC-BY) by LamNgeun Virasak

This textbook provides an introduction to the important area of manufacturing processes. This text will explain the hows, whys, and whens of various machining operations, set-ups, and procedures.  Throughout this text, you will learn how machine tools operate, and when to use one particular machine instead of another.  It is organized for students who plan to enter the manufacturing technology field and for those who wish to develop the skills, techniques, and knowledge essential for advancement in this occupational cluster.  The organization and contents of this text focus primarily on theory and practice.

Math for Trades  (CC-BY) by Chad Flinn and Mark Overgaard

The Math for Trades: Volume 1 textbook represents the building blocks for math training. The book includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. The material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to get students prepared for the more advanced topics that they will encounter during their trades math education.


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