Industry and Technology Division
The machine tool technology program prepares students for employment in machine shops, tool rooms, and instrument and experimental laboratories and provides upgrade opportunities for employed industrial personnel. Students gain proficiency in the set-up 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.
Complete the courses in one of the following options: Machinist or Numerical Control Programmer. At least 50 percent of the courses required for the major must be completed at El Camino College.
For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/indtech/mtt.