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Program Scope & Objectives

Our high tech manufacturing machinist classes are designed to provide students with basic knowledge of machining techniques and processes. At the end of the program, students will be certified to set up and operate machining equipment such as grinders, mills, lathes, drill presses, saws, CNC machines and basic programming. Students will also receive training on topics integral to a career in high tech machining, including safety, quality control, inspection procedures, shop theory, precision measuring instruments, mathematics, and blueprint reading. Instruction time will be divided between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing a unique blend of practical theory and hands-on experience to adequately prepare students to succeed in the modern global market.

Program Length

Classes are five days a week. This program is a 725-hour shop/classroom program with 180 clock hours of additional outside work. Total instructional time is 905-hours, 51.5 total credit hours.

Classes are Monday through Friday, offered either in the morning (7:30am – 12:30pm), the afternoon (1:00pm-6:00pm), OR in the evening (6:00pm-11:00pm).

Machining Classes & Module Breakdown

This program is broken up into five main modules, each six weeks long. In-depth descriptions of each module can be found on pages 32-35 of our course catalog.

  • Module I: Introduction to Machine Technology I
  • Module II: Conventional Mills I & Lathe I
  • Module III: Conventional Mills II, Lathe II, & Surface Grinders
  • Module IV: CNC Mills & CNC Lathes
  • Module V: CNC Mills, CNC Lathes II, EDM & Robotics

Upon enrollment, all students receive shop attire, tools and supplies, books, backpack, hats, interview/professional attire, and even a stainless steel briefcase to store your projects—all of which is included in tuition.


12131 Telegraph Rd
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670





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