MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Additional Machinist Courses

at MiraCosta College

about the additional machinist courses

Machining 101 – If you think you might be interested in taking our Machinist Technology program, but want to test it out before taking the 487-hour program, this class is the perfect way to get your feet wet. In a bootcamp format, students will get exposed to tools, manual mills & lathes, and CNC machines. Through guided practice, students will be able to complete a simple project.
Intermediate Machining – Have you taken a machinist course with us or at another institution, but are looking to get more practice on a specific machine in order to get employment or a better position? This is the perfect class to gain more time on manual mills, lathes, or CNC machines. Gain those additional hours and complete projects of your choice.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Machining 101: $50
Intermediate Machining: $99

Course Length
Machining 101: 40 hours
Intermediate Machining: 55 hours

Hours of Instruction
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Machining 101 students must be at least 14 years old. Intermediate Machining students must be at least 18 years old and will be required to show proof of previous training.

what you will learn

Machining 101

  • Tooling
  • Introduction to blueprints
  • Manual mills & lathes
  • Introduction to CNC mills & lathes
  • Exposure to G&M codes
  • Exposure to precision measuring

Intermediate Machining

  • For those who are new to our machines, an introduction to our machines
  • For those who have been previous students, a review of our machines
  • Additional instruction in areas of the student’s choice

after course completion


If you successfully complete these programs, we will issue a MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

The Machining 101 training is designed to introduce students to machining. We strongly encourage those interested in continuing their education to attend classes with us or at another school. Intermediate Machining is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skill set for your next machinist job.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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