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The future of Machining at Cerritos College
Mt. San Antonio College Professor Industrial Design Engineering Emeritus, Max Lizarraga visited Cerritos College on Thursday, May 21, 2015 to tour the Machine Tool Technology department to discuss the future of Machining at Cerritos College.
Max was given a tour of the Machine Tool Technology department and discussed the department’s employment vision for the future with Dr. Nick Real.
“The vision that Cerritos College Machine Tool Technology department is pursuing is a direct connection toward fulfilling Industry needs. At this time, there is a demand from Industry for a skilled workforce. The students that earn their certificates will have an opportunity to advance quickly because of the aging workforce population,”
The Machine Tool Technology department at Cerritos College offers an Associate of Arts Degree and four certificates of achievement:
Students in the program learn how to understand blueprint information specific to machining, calculate the appropriate speeds and feeds, create their toolpaths using either MasterCam or Virtual Gibbs software, and setup their parts on the machines. Once the parts are machined, students are required to produce inspection reports using Verisurf computer assisted inspection software. Students also learn the basics of robot programming for CNC machines.
Cerritos College values its diverse student population and is committed to providing these students with high quality, comprehensive instructional programs and support services that improve student success and offer clear pathways to achieve personal, educational, and career goals. In doing so, the college develops in students the knowledge, skills, and values that prepare them to be productive participants in the global community.
Driven by the pursuit of unparalleled student success, Cerritos College will provide access to innovative learning opportunities that promote the power of learning.
Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles County. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.