Training Success Elements

  • You’ll master an entirely new set of 21st century automation skills;
  • Exercises will build your competency and confidence, and provide you a feeling of accomplishment;
  • You’ll have contextual assistance on a real time basis, throughout your training;
  • Personal coaching and instructional support will be there throughout your training;
  • Upon graduation, you’ll be positioned to step up into a high-growth career in manufacturing;
  • You’ll never miss training sessions because of family and work responsibilities.

Overview of Training

This training program provides you the must-have skills to join the 21st century manufacturing world.

Hard skills include workplace math, working with data, computer programming, and 3D spatial skills. Soft skills include professional communication, time management, critical and logical thinking, problem solving, perseverance, and adaptability, among others.

You’ll need approximately 160 hands-on hours to complete this program. The actual time taken to complete the training varies, depending on how many hours your schedule allows you to allocate to your training, but because the training is self paced, you’ll never miss training sessions because of family and work responsibilities.

Upon completing this training, you’ll have acquired the skills needed to start a high-growth manufacturing career. 

Mandatory Courses

  • Workplace Math 1 (WM1) This 40-hour course is for you if you need a refresher on basic workplace math; it is waived if you show Math fluency. It will take away any anxiety you might feel towards math. In small and simple steps, we will review how to work with whole and decimal numbers, fractions, percentages, unit conversions, and solve simple workplace-related math problems. After completing this course, you will be ready to take the ACT WorkKeys Applied Math exam which is highly valued by employers.
  • Data Literacy 1 (DL1) In this 40-hour course, you will learning spreadsheet fundamentals and all about data sources, data types, data relationships, data structures, basic operations with data such as sorting, filtering and grouping, and other fundamental techniques of Data Analytics.
  • Computational Literacy 1 (CL1) In this 40-hour course you will learn how computers think and how they operate. You will write simple programs for a virtual robot to solve various tasks. In this way, you will learn essential skills such as how to design algorithms and type code, identify repeating patterns, and use loops to repeat commands and sequences of commands.
  • Spatial Literacy 1 (SL1) This 40-hour course is designed for you if you are interested in 3D modeling and Computer Aided Design (CAD). You will develop strong visual-spatial reasoning skills while actively building 2D and 3D models. Prerequisites: CL1

Elective Courses

  • Data Literacy 2 (DL2) This 40-hour course is designed for you if you’ve enjoyed DL1 and are interested in learning more about Data Handling. You will learn additional ways to manipulate, clean, and combine data from multiple sources. You will also learn basic statistics and ways to visualize data in graphs. Prerequisites: DL1
  • Computational Literacy 2 (CL2) This 40-hour course is designed for you if you’ve enjoyed CL1 and are interested in learning more about computer programming. You will learn about Boolean logic, conditional statements, conditional loops, how to define custom commands and functions, and how to break complex problems into simpler ones. Prerequisites: CL1
  • Spatial Literacy 2 (SL2) This 40-hour course is designed for you if you want to learn more about 3D modeling and CAD. You will learn advanced aspects of 3D modeling and create a capstone 3D model of your own choice under the supervision of a CAD expert. Prerequisites: SL1

Beyond Your Computational On-Ramp Training

Upon successfully completing your Computational On-Ramp training, below are two other exciting career training programs, Data Analytics and Python Development, that we offer that use the same learn-by-doing approach and that you will be qualified to take, should you have an interest.

Become A Data Analyst

Join the workforce as a job-ready Data Analyst, at a time when the demand for qualified Data Analysts far outstrips the supply.

Virtually all enterprises have now reached “data overload” and need Data Analysts to help them make sense of the massive amounts of information so that management can make better and faster decisions. Interestingly,, a job placement company, lists over 8,000 Data Analyst jobs that allow you to work in place, independent of where you live.

According to, the median compensation of Data Analysts is over $80,000.

Become A Python Developer

Python Development is an equally rapidly growing field in which the demand for job-ready programmers far outstrips the supply., a job placement company, currently lists over 87,000 Python Programmer job openings in the U.S. alone. Interestingly, also lists over 24,000 remote Python Programmer jobs that allow you to work in place, independent of where you live.

The average entry-level Python Programmer salary in the U.S. is $78,176, the junior Python Programmer salary is $89,776, and the senior Python Programmer salary is $122,093 (source:


What Our Trainees Say About Us

This is how I like to learn

“This is how I like to learn, at my own pace. I like the bite-sized tutorials and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I complete the exercises that follow them.” M.J.

The program is great

“I cannot compliment enough any training that involves students actually working on the problems rather than just listening.” A. S.

Compliments to the NCLab team

“Please extend my compliments to the NCLab team if you can, and keep advocating for this type of learning, if at the very least as an option for people like me who learn well this way.” F. A.

I’m really enjoying this class

“The emphasis on working at your own pace removes the stress of a normal class, and I can work around my other classes. NCLab is much better than similar programs, such as DataCamp. Not only do I learn the material, I retain it. Each lesson uses all or most of the previous concepts, which provides additional practice and ensures that you don’t forget the previous material. This is one of the most enjoyable and informative programs I’ve taken.” N. L.


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