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. The program also offers instruction in safety, quality control, inspection procedures, shop theory, precision measuring instruments, 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 in the machining and tooling industry as an operator of a lathe, mill, grinder, or drill press.

CNC Machinist Training Program Overview

The machinist training program consists of 5 program modules (each module is 6 weeks long):

  • 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

Additional Program Information

When does the program start? Every 6 weeks

What time are classes? Classes are offered in the mornings (7:30am-12:30pm), afternoons (1:00pm-6:00pm), or evenings (6:00pm-11:00pm).

Where is the campus located? 12131 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Receive Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

We offer on-campus job fairs to give students the ability to network with employers and interview for positions. Entry-level positions vary on hourly wages and most positions offer optional overtime and benefits. NTMA graduates have gone on to have successful careers in aerospace, aircraft, automotive, military and defense, tooling, machinery, medical and dental, manufacturing, metalworking, electronics, and so much more.


12131 Telegraph Rd
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670




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