Instructional DVDs

Course DVDs

The Precision Measurement for Machinists program is divided into 10 lessons. There is an instructional video, a student guide worksheet, and a CD-ROM test for each lesson.


To receive a free sample of this course, please fill out the Free Samples Request form and one will be sent out to you. You may also view the samples taken from the online version of this course.

You may also view samples taken from the instruction of this course by clicking on one of the following lessons. To reduce bandwidth requirements, the following samples are reduced in size and quality.

  • Lesson 1 - Basic Print Reading
  • Lesson 2 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Lesson 5 - Analog and Digital Micrometers
  • Lesson 10 - Coordinate Measuring Machines

Lesson Format:

On average, a lesson is 25 minutes in length and is divided into 3 to 5 parts based on the topics covered. Each part represents a topic or task that must be mastered by the student. The questions in the Work Sheet found in the Student Guide are indexed to the specific part in the lesson. This allows the student to quickly locate the area of the instruction where they will find the answer to any question.

Scenes included in this course include those of measuring instruments and workpieces, blue prints, as well as graphics and animations of difficult to understand concepts. Close-ups views of measuring scales and prints make reading and understanding easy for everyone.

Reliable Resource

Unlike instructors or other trainers, this source of instruction doesn't leave for a new job, go on vacation, or have a personal bias towards some people. It provides a consistent and reliable informational resource for all members of your workforce on all shifts, at any hour of the day. And your students can rewind and replay the instruction at any time without the embarrassment of asking for help in a classroom full of their peers.

Realistic Content:

The instruction does not include any "talking heads". Instead, your students see real prints, workpieces and measuring instruments used in shops like yours. The narrator explains what the student is seeing in simple easy-to-understand language written at a 7th to 8th grade level of comprehension.

Real-World Examples:

The instructional videos are of broadcast quality and use professional narration. Most scenes were recorded in manufacturing shops and show actual production environments and work pieces. Computer animations and graphics are used to explain some concepts.

To order a sample for this course, go to the Free Samples Request section. The DVD or VHS tape you receive will include segments taken from a number of lessons throughout the course. The sample CD-ROM that accompanies the instructional sample includes the questions that correspond to the lesson segments provided.