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Machine Tool Technology

The machine tool technology program prepares students for employment in machine shops, tool rooms, and instrument and experimental laboratories, and provide upgrade opportunities for employed industrial personnel. Students will gain proficiency in the setup and operation of drilling machines, lathes, mills, grinders, electrical discharge machines, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes, CNC milling machines, and computer-aided manufacturing systems.

Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with skill standards established by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students completing the program may enter industry as an advanced apprentice machinist or machine operator and anticipate advancement to machinist , tool and die-maker, experimental machinist, or numerical control programmer.


Machine Tool Technician - CNC Machine Operator - Gainful Employment Disclosure

Machine Tool Technician - Machinist - Gainful Employment Disclosure

Machine Tool Technician - Numerical Control Programmer - Gainful Employment Disclosure

Contact Information:

Division 2 Office, (310) 900-1600, ext. 2787/2780

Shanta Pittman, CTE Coordinator
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2779



A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement

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