Machining class open to high school students

NORWALK - An Introduction to Machine Tool Technology Class at Cerritos College has been opened to current high school junior and senior students.The free 16-week course was made possible by state funding that aims to improve career technical education (CTE) at the community college and secondary level. Students will learn the basics of running a lathe, mille and drill press, reading blueprints, and getting an overall knowledge of machine tool technology. College officials said the class provides students with "practical, working knowledge required for careers in manufacturing" and also offers a chance to explore various careers in machine tool technology through hands-on learning and classroom lecture. Classes are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting Jan. 18 and through May 17. Students who complete the class earn two college credits transferable to CSU schools, and an industry-recognized certificate. Students will also be able to take the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) certification exam for drill presses for free. To enroll in the class, e-mail Nick Real at More details are available online at or by calling (562) 860-2451, ext. 2925.

********** Published: Jan. 9, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 39