CNC Machining

Hands-on CNC Operator Training

CNC machining is an essential skill for the aerospace, automotive racing, and medical device industries. These industries use critical parts that require exact specifications, which only Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines can produce. This program will train and prepare you for high-demand, entry-level jobs as a CNC operator. Additionally, participants in the program will have scheduled job placement meetings with local CNC manufacturers.

What you will learn during CNC operator training:

  • Basic technical drawing
  • CNC operations
  • Machine codes
  • State-of-art manufacturing concepts and technology


What is your earning potential as a CNC operator?

According to, the average CNC Machinist/Operator salary in Los Angeles is $45,632, with the typically salary ranging between $40,089 and $52,626. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years spent in the profession.

CNC Operator and CNC Machinist careers

According to CNC Masters, “CNC machine tools are virtually everywhere across the modern manufacturing industry today. Given the flexibility between the two job titles, the practical difference between a CNC operator career and a CNC machinist career often comes down to work experience and presentation. Some machinists learn CNC programming on the job; some operators pick up the essentials of modern machining from their own years of experience in machine shops and manufacturing floors. An experienced CNC operator with decades of work across industries from aerospace to scientific labs can rightly call himself or herself a CNC machinist.

Interested? Sign up now for a mandatory in-person info session.

Info session date and time:

  • Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
  • 6 PM – 7 PM PST


Download the program flyer: CNC Operator Training Program Flyer

For more information about CNC training, please contact:

Lynda DePerno
Coordinator | Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
Email: [email protected]

About the Fast Track Institute at College of the Canyons

The Fast Track Programs at College of the Canyons provide fast-paced, intensive, job preparation for job seekers looking to obtain employment. All our programs are demand driven – when employers say they need employees that is when we run these programs. Upon completion, you will have achieved a new set of skills and knowledge that makes you job ready. In addition, our program provides graduates the opportunity to interview with local employers to get hired quickly.