Machinist Training is what we do

Our hands-on machinist training program teaches students the basics of machining in just 7 months. Students learn the set up and operation of lathes, grinders, drill presses, mills and CNC machines. Receive instruction in safety, quality control, inspection procedures, shop theory, precision measuring instrucments, mathematics, blueprint reading and basic CNC operation and programming.

Instruction time is divided equally between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing a unique blend of practical theory and hands-on experience. Upon graduation, students may find entry-level employment as an operator of a lathe, mill, grinder, drill press, etc., in the machining and tooling industry. As with every graduate, at the end of the training proram, NTMA will provide LIFETIME job placement assistance.

The machinst training program consists of 5 program modules (each module is 6 weeks long).
Each student will learn the following in each module:

Module 1: Introduction to Machine Technology 1
Module 2: Conventional Mills 1 and Lathe 1
Module 3: Conventional Mills 2, Lathe 2 and Surface Grinders
Module 4: CNC Mills and CNC Lathes
Module 5: CNC Mills 2 CNC Lathes 2 and Robotics


Program Starts: Every 6 Weeks

Class Times Available:
Mornings (7:30am – 12:30pm)
Afternoons (1:00pm – 6:00pm)
Evenings (6:00pm – 11:00pm)

Campus Location:
12131 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Campus job fairs – Our network of employers interview and hire students just before they graduate!

Entry-level positions average $18 an hour with optional overtime and benefits.

All NTMA graduates receive LIFETIME Job Placement and Career Services Assistance!

Careers in Aerospace, Aircraft, Automotive, Military and Defense, Tooling, Machinery, Medical and Dental, Manufacturing, Metalworking, Electronics, Robotics and so much more.


12131 Telegraph Rd
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670




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