Overview

Why CamInstructor vs others?

Who is CamInstructor?


In The Course

What is the curriculum like, how does it work?

Is there a Test at the end of a Course?

What credibility does the Certificate have?

What are the advantages of this type of course?

What can I expect?

Is CamInstructor right for you?

What kind of support do you offer students who are having trouble with the course material?

How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

Where does the program take place?

How often are sections of the CamInstructor held?

Is there an Instructor that teaches me the material?

Will I learn the same amount in this course as compared to the standard course?

What if I have a questions?


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Who is the ideal candidate for this type of course?

How much does it cost?

Consider asking your boss.

What is included in the program fee?

What types of payment are accepted?

Is the program open to participants from outside North America?

What is your cancellation policy?


Technical

What are the computer system requirements for Mastercam?

What if I have more than one person who wants to use the course?

What are the limitations of the Mastercam HLE Software?

Will the limitation of the Mastercam HLE Software prevent me from learning how to use Mastercam?


Overview

Why CamInstructor vs others?

A typical Mastercam 2D training class can cost up to $1,200.00. A typical Mastercam 2D training course at your local College can cost around $300.00 to $400.00 and take up to 10 weeks. Both of these courses require you to travel and sit in classrooms for 2 to 8 hours per class.

Our online courses are designed to teach you Mastercam in a very cost effective way. Instead of being forced to learn by watching an instructor or by reading pages and pages of content, you learn by doing. Our proven system provides you with the opportunity to learn at your own pace and at times that best suit you, whether it be from the comfort of your home, office or the local coffee shop.

Who is CamInstructor?

CamInstructor develops online courses that teach Mastercam and CNC Programming. Our focus is on helping people learn how to program CNC Machines using Mastercam Software.

Founded in 2008 by Duane Weidinger, CamInstructor utilizes it’s online course site to offer a variety of courses. We utilize videos, text and personal instruction to teach CNC Programming and Mastercam.

To this date over 10,000 people have used CamInstructor training products to learn Mastercam. Our customers come from a wide variety of backgrounds including, College and University Students, Teachers, Employees and Individuals learning from home.

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The Courses

What is the curriculum like, how does it work?

Once you get your username and password you will be able to log into our course site. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere you have access to an internet connection.

Mastercam Courses are made up of Lessons where you will be drawing and creating the toolpath for a part. (some of the more advanced courses do not require you to draw the part).

Each Lesson has a number of steps that include:

  • Step-by-Step instructions (you can print)
  • Videos showing how to complete each Task in the Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Short easy to accomplish Tasks where you use the Software to work on the Lesson project
  • 1 or 2 Simple Exercises at the end of the Lesson which help reinforce what you have learned in that Lesson

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Is there a Test at the end of a Course?

Yes there is an optional Test at the end of most of the Premium Bundle courses. The test is optional and you only do the test when you feel ready. You are required to draw and toolpath a part that is similar to the parts in the course. No travel is required to do the Test. Passing the test gets you a Certificate.

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What credibility does the Certificate have?
CamInstructor is an official Mastercam Partner and is therefore recognized by CNC Software to offer Mastercam Training products and services. The Certificate that is issued to customers who successfully complete each Online Course holds the Mastercam Partner status.

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What are the advantages of this type of course?

Studies have shown that allowing students to learn at their own pace and at a time that is convenient to them, leads to better retention rates and therefore more learning takes place. It also allows for more personal attention for the student.

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What can I expect?

Unlike traditional education, our online course is hands-on. More than 75% of your time is spent working on projects. This keeps things very interesting. We start you off creating simple parts (CAD Drawings) and moving you along to more difficult parts and adding toolpaths along the way. This means that you’ll learn concepts and immediately put them into action.

Most of our students have full-time jobs or busy freelance schedules. Therefore we give you a full year to get through the content. If you have to take a break for a month or two you can always come back and start up where you left off.

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Is CamInstructor right for you?

Past students have come from industries including:

  • Technology
  • Machining
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Consumer Products

Regardless of industry or job function, CamInstructor is for people who want to learn Mastercam in the comfort of their own home (or work) for a reasonable price with the support of qualified instructors.

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What kind of support do you offer students who are having trouble with course material?

The Premium Bundle Courses feature a service called “Ask Instructor’. When working on your course at home, you will have access to your instructor throughout the course via our “Ask the Instructor”. This feature provides you with the opportunity to ask a question from the online course site whenever you run into a problem or a question. You will get an answer to your question within 24 hours during the workweek and a bit longer during weekends and holidays.

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How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

It’s up to you. You can spend an hour each day or a few hours a week or even less time. For people who are learning Mastercam for the first time we recommend that you spend at least an hour every 2 days. That will get you through one of the courses in about a month.

For people who have experience using Mastercam you may spend a few hours for each new concept you want to learn.

Of course the more you put into the training the more you will get out of it.

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Where does the program take place?

The program is online.

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How often are sections of the CamInstructor held?

CamInstructor online training is open entry so there is no start date. You start when you are ready and you finish in a time frame that works for you. If you want suggestions on the best schedule for you, just ask and we can make recommendations.

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Is there an Instructor that teaches me the material?

If you choose the premium bundle option then you will have access to an instructor who is there whenever you need them to answer your questions and guide you through the material. However there are no assignments and you don’t have to meet any deadlines.

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Will I learn the same amount in this course as compared to the standard course?

Because you are able to learn at your own pace, our experience show that you will learn the same or more with our online course, as long as you do the work. There is more pressure on you to do the work and complete the Tasks. No-one is going to tell you what to do and when to do it. If this is how you learn best then CamInstructor is for you.

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What if I have a questions?

You are never alone with our optional “Ask the Instructor” feature. It provides you with the opportunity to ask a question from the online course site whenever you run into a problem or a question. You will get an answer to your question within 24 hours during the work week and it may take a bit longer during weekends and holidays.

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Who is the ideal CamInstructor candidate?

You are the ideal candidate for this course if you have a tight schedule and cannot attend classes at your local college or training facility. You should also be comfortable with using the internet and have the discipline to work on your own without supervision.

Our students are employees, students, individuals wanting to upgrade their skills. They come from all walks of life and are all age groups. Some work for companies like SpaceX and some are retired and want to learn a new skill.

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How much does it cost?

You have a choice of paying $275.00 or $575.00. The course content is the same for both prices what’s different is that the “Ask Instructor” and “Certificate” feature are included in the $575.00 product but not in the $275.00 product.

It’s not free to create the kind of content we are offering in our courses. Content that help people learn a sophisticated CAD/CAM Software like Mastercam. We spend hours, days, weeks and months updating our courses so that we can offer you the latest Version of Mastercam Courses.

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Consider asking your boss

If you have a job, that’s fabulous (freelancers and entrepreneurs are welcome too). This course is intense, and requires a commitment of time and money.

We’re eager to help people with an employer who can support the time and energy it will take, and we’re thrilled if they want to support your tuition as well.

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What is included in the program fee?

Everything you need. You don’t need to spend any more money on books or CDs. You may want to top up on printer toner if you want to print out any of the lesson instructions.

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What types of payment are accepted?

We accept all standard credit card options, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, as well as PayPal. We can also bill your company with a valid purchase order.

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Is the program open to participants from outside North America?

Definitely. There are two things you should note:

We require that you can read and write in English.

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What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel within 60 days of purchasing the course. There are some conditions though****

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Technical

What are the computer system requirements for Mastercam?

Click here to see the computer system requirements for Mastercam

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What if I have more than one person who wants to use the course?
Each person is required to purchase their own course. However we do offer quantity discounts for companies and organizations that want to train more than one person. Just email sales@caminstructor.com or call 1-877-873-6867 ext 705 for pricing.

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What are the limitations of the Mastercam HLE Software?

  • It will not Post NC Code.
  • The dimensioning is limited.
  • It will not run C-Hooks.

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Will the limitation of the Mastercam HLE Software prevent me from learning how to use Mastercam?

No, the Mastercam HLE Software has a couple of very good features which allow you to check the program you are working on. Therefore you will still learn how to use Mastercam if you use the HLE version of the software.

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