Machine Tool Technology
In an effort to respond to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 crisis, the Technology Division Office, will be switching from a face-to-face to online customer service.
During this temporary office closure, we will continue to be available online during business hours.
For general questions regarding any department within the Technology Division email
For full-time Instructor “online” office hours please follow the link below. Our Instructors
are available during online office hours to answer any department or education questions.
Full-time Instructor online office hours
The Machine Tool Technology department at Cerritos College offers six certificates of achievement: Coordinate Metrology, CNC Programmer, CNC Operator, Industrial Technology Automated Manufacturing, Machinist, as well as Tool and Die Maker. Along with our six certificates of achievement we also offer a Associate of Arts Degree in Machine Tool Technology. Those certificates are highly sought after as they are the key to a successful career in many industries.
The department has 17 full size CNC machines, including: 4 axis, 5 axis, Automatic Part Loader (APL), Bar Feeder, and a multi-axis turning center which allows for ample student-machine interaction. Students will learn how to interpret blueprint information specific to machining, calculate the appropriate speeds and feeds, create toolpaths using MasterCam software, as well as set up and cut parts on the CNC machines. Once the parts are machined, students are required to produce inspection reports using Verisurf computer assisted inspection software. Students will also learn the basics of robot programming for CNC machines.
Find out more about our program by clicking on the links on the left side of this screen!
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