Cerritos College Offers Free Class for High School Students for Spring 2014

The Cerritos College Technology Division received a grant to offer a class for current juniors and seniors high school students. The class available for Spring 2014 is Machine Tool Technology (MTT) 100 Introduction to Machine Tool Technology.
NORWALK, Calif. - Dec. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Cerritos College’s Machine Tool Technology (MTT) program aims to provide students with the practical, working knowledge required for careers in manufacturing. The Cerritos College class provides students with an opportunity to explore the various careers in Machine Tool Technology through hands on learning and classroom lecture.

The MTT 100 class begins Saturday, January 18, 2014. It is a 16 week class taking place once a week on Saturdays from 8.30 to 12.30 and finishing on May 17th. The class will cover the basics of running a lathe, a mill, a drill press, reading blueprints and getting an overall knowledge of machine tool technology.

The class is free, Students can: enroll for free, earn two college credits transferable to CSU schools, and earn an industry recognized certification. Students will be able to take the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) certification exam for drill presses for free. If they pass this test, they will receive a free robot and programming kit.

“Through the application of skills learned at school, students are familiarized to college at a younger age. This builds their confidence proves to them that college is an attainable goal.  This class opens up opportunities for students to pursue and successfully complete post-secondary degrees and industry valued certifications, while increasing student engagement and achievement, said Nick Real, Dean of the Technology Division at Cerritos College.”


If you are interested, please email Nick Real at yreal@cerritos.edu.


The Machine Tool Technology department at Cerritos College offers four certificates of achievement: CNC Programmer, CNC Operator, Machinist and Tool and Die Maker as well as one Associate of Arts Degree in Machine Tool Technology.

To learn more about the Machine Tool Technology department, visit http://cms.cerritos.edu/mtt/ and https://www.facebook.com/CerritosCollegeFabLabs or call (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2925.

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