CNC Machining

This introductory class to CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining is designed for experienced machinists and machine operators, who need or want to update their skills in CNC operations, setups, and programming.

Students learn to program, set up, and operate lathes and mills. They are taught programming commands (machine commands and addresses), sequence of operations in CNC machining and programming, and data transfer from computer to machine. Students also learn the fundamental use of a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system. Instruction time is divided equally between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing an unusual blend of practical theory and hands-on experience.

Upon graduation, students are able to perform setups of moderate complexity in CNC machining and turning centers. Graduates may find beginning to intermediate-level work in the machining trade as a CNC machinist.

Seating is limited. Call now to reserve your seat.
For Marcie Correa, 562-404-4295 x131 or
For Aurora Gonzalez, 562-404-4295 x113 or

Forge a career as an expert CNC operator or Machinist!

Advanced Curriculum
Our advanced curriculum includes three separate training programs, as outlined below. Both our Advanced CNC Training Course and our Advanced MasterCAM Training Course require that students partake in an introductory-level course prior to the advanced training to ensure they have the base knowledge required to excel at an advanced level.

Flexible Scheduling
Classes are 8 hours on Saturdays for 18 weeks, or 4.5 hours two nights per week for 16 weeks. Each individual course totals 144 hours, with the exception of the MasterCAM Training Courses (which total 144 hours, each). For more information regarding our course offerings, view pages 35-44 of our 2023 catalog.

Upon Completion
The training you receive in our advanced programs will qualify you for advanced-level work in the machining trade. Upon graduation, you will have acquired the complex CNC and CAD/CAM knowledge necessary to rise to the top of the talent pool and set yourself on the path to a lifelong career in machining.

Course Length

Classes are available evenings and weekends. Please contact Marcie Correa to find out more,


Prospective students must have basic knowledge of shop mathematics and blueprint reading and be able to read and write in English.


All instructors are credentialed or are working toward a credential in Adult Vocational Education. The instructors bring to the classroom and shop many years of practical experience in the machining, tooling and manufacturing industry. Their extensive capabilities and varied backgrounds assure students of receiving the highest caliber instruction possible from the most qualified instructors.

NOTE: Course Taught In English Only