Industrial Machinery

Industrial Machinery courses provides comprehensive curricula to operate metalworking machinery and related equipment.

Apprenticeship and topical programs for beginning and experienced metalworkers.

Individuals just starting out in the metalworking trades require both the fundamental skills training and the on-job expertise to quickly perform up to task as welders, machinists, tool-and-die makers, and mill workers. And experienced workers can always use improvement.

Industrial Machinery courses from Penn Foster provides students with comprehensive curricula and customized programs to give them the training they need to operate metalworking machinery and related equipment.

You and your employees can choose from apprentice or topical programs focusing on machine shop introduction, tool and die making, lathes, milling, grinding, NC/CNC, welding, and more.

Apprentice programs are perfect for trainees brand-new to each trade, enabling them to learn from a practical hands-on approach and within a mentor/student environment. In fact, many of the apprenticeship programs are designed to meet Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) standards.

Each of the apprenticeship and topical programs listed below is highly flexible, adapting to the specific learning style of each student, and recommended by Penn Foster as a surefire way for your employees to get the comprehensive training they need. Courses are available in print, video or via Computer Based Training (CBT and CD), or in a blended learning package of multiple formats. Click on a link below to learn more about each program.

Request Information

Apprenticeship Programs

Machinist Apprentice Training

Provides your employees with comprehensive skills training for qualification as a professional machinist.

Tool and Die Maker Apprentice Training

Takes students step by step through the fundamentals of tool grinding, metallurgy, and the manufacturing process.

Plastics Process Technician

Provides training in chemistry, plastic concepts, and principles of electricity.

Welder Apprentice Training

Provides specific courseware students need to achieve success as professional welders.

Pattern Maker Apprentice Training

Comprehensive training in the metal cutting process and the use of the necessary equipment used to cut metal.

Topical Programs

Metal Cutting Specialist

Provides instruction for entry-level trainees studying to become a Machinist Helper.

Milling Machine Operator

Enables trainees to improve their skills and expand their expertise in milling machine, lathe, grinding machine, and NC/CNC equipment operations.

Industrial Welding Training

Helps plant maintenance workers develop a working knowledge of and learn the theory behind gas and arc welding techniques and equipment.

Industrial Distributor Training

Helps distributors better service and assist their customers.

Request Information

Receive more information on the Machine Technologies Program

Contact us at 1-800-233-0259 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time or speak with your Training Consultant for more information on this program.


Contact Penn Foster at 1-800-233-0259

Ordering Process

Organizations may order by telephone, mail, fax, or telex. For federal government clients, GSA discount terms are applied. Please click here for more information!

UAW-Ford Case Study