Workforce Education Courses

Fundamentals of Gearing, Hobbing, and Parallel Gear Inspection are three courses that are offered as self-study. They are comprehensive introductions to the industry and provide a solid foundation to your gear education experience. We provide a Study Guide to accompany the course slides. A practice exam and final exam are provided as a means of assessing your learning. 

  • Parallel Gear Inspection

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The level one gear inspection module includes basic concepts for gear measurement, the tools and instruments used, the evaluation of gear characteristics, definitions of terms, and an introduction to gear quality classification. 1.2 CEUs

    The level one gear inspection module includes basic concepts for gear measurement, the tools and instruments used, the evaluation of gear characteristics, definitions of terms, and an introduction to gear quality classification.

    Topics covered include:

    • Categories of measurement on a gear
    • Double flank composite inspection
    • Single flank composite inspection
    • The sequence of measurements
    • When should gear elements be measured
    • Mean helix slope deviation
    • And classification of gear quality

    1.2 CEUs

    You will be granted 30 days to complete this course.

  • Fundamentals of Gearing

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course is a comprehensive overview of the industry. It begins with a little history of gearing and proceeds through the topics of Parallel axis gear basics, Involute tooth form, Description of the gear, Diametrical pitch/Module, Pitch, and Pressure angle. The course finishes by defining a series of 37 crucial terms used in gearing. 1.0 CEUs Students will also receive a copy of the ANSI/AGMA 1012-G05 Gear Nomenclature, Definitions of Terms with Symbols. ($78 value)

    This course is a comprehensive overview of the industry. It begins with a little history of gearing and proceeds through the topics of:

    • Parallel axis gear basics
    • Involute tooth form
    • Description of the gear
    • Diametrical pitch/Module
    • Pitch
    • Pressure angle
    • And then finishes by defining a series of 37 crucial terms used in gearing.

    Students will also receive a copy of the ANSI/AGMA 1012-G05 Gear Nomenclature, Definitions of Terms with Symbols. ($78 value)

    1.0 CEUs

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

  • Hobbing

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course is designed to present the basics of hobbing to hobbing machine operators, gear technicians, and engineers. 1.5 CEUs

    This course is designed to present the basics of hobbing to hobbing machine operators, gear technicians, and engineers.

    It covers the following material:

    • Hobbing process
    • Hob cutting tool terminology
    • Generating gears
    • Hobbing machine terminology
    • Measuring, mounting, and truing the hob
    • Mounting and truing the work piece
    • Basic part inspection
    • Tooth size, runout
    • And recognizing problems

    1.5 CEUs

    You will have 30 days to complete this course.