eLearning that Empowers You!

We are excited to announce our newest web-based learning opportunity, PTRA Academy!

Taking time out of busy schedules can be challenging. PTRA Academy provides all the great benefits of relevant, easy-to-use online courses that are accessible any time and any place; just log in and start learning! The courses are self-paced, self-guided, and interactive with visually engaging graphics. Concepts can be immediately applied in examples and assessments, and every course completed will be added to a transcript, with printable completion certificates.

The list of subjects is extensive, and more will be added every quarter. These cost-effective courses are formatted in either of two ways: Fundamental or Lightning Learning™ (LL). The Fundamental courses offer in-depth information on an array of related components within one manufacturing concept, while the Lightning Learning™ courses tackle one focused concept in a short, fast, and comprehensive manner. Both are available upon sign up for 6 weeks at $100 each for any Fundamental course listed and $50 each for any Lightning Learning™ course offered – available to PTRA members ONLY!

This is a great opportunity to improve skills, bottom line, and career prospects. Check it out!

Belt Industry

  • Belt Classifications: Round and Flat Belts (LL)
  • Belt Classifications: V Belts (LL)
  • Belt: Synchronous Belts (LL)
  • Bearing Industry
  • Bearing Fundamentals

Gear Industry

  • Gear Fundamentals
  • Bevel and Hypoid Gears Classification & Terminology
  • Bevel and Hypoid Gears Manufacturing
  • Spur and Helical Gears Classification & Terminology
  • Spur and Helical Gears Manufacturing
  • Worm and Worm Wheels Classification & Terminology
  • Worm and Worm Wheels Manufacturing
  • Gear Spur and Helical Terminology (LL)

Foundational Courses

  • Engineering Drawings Foundation
  • Engineering Drawings for Casting
  • Engineering Drawings for Machining
  • Engineering Drawings for Spur and Helical Gears
  • Purchase Order Fundamentals

Quality Control Courses

  • Check Sheets (LL)
  • Fishbone Diagrams (LL)
  • Histograms (LL)
  • Pareto Charts (LL)
  • Stratification (LL)

Foundry Industry

  • Aluminum Casting Fundamentals
  • Bonded Sand: Horizontally Parted Molds (LL)
  • Bonded Sand: Mold Patterns (LL)
  • Bonded Sand: Vertically Parted Molds (LL)
  • Ductile Iron Part 1 & 2
  • Gray Iron Fundamentals
  • Heat Treat Fundamentals

Machining Industry

  • Machining Foundation
  • Grinding Fundamentals: Cylindrical
  • Fixturing Fundamentals for Machining
  • Turning Fundamentals: Entry Level

Metal Forming Industry

  • Steel Fundamentals
  • Heat Treating Fundamentals of Ferrous Metals
  • Stamping Fundamentals

Automotive Industry

  • Engine Fundamentals: Internal Combustion
  • Transmission Fundamentals: Automatic

We will also be adding 4 courses a month to the library, so stay tuned for news on new course releases.