Our Fast Track Programs 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.

CNC Fast Track Programs

  • Uniquely Abled Academy
  • Low Observable Technician
  • CNC Machinist

Programs in Development

  • Facilities Management
  • Milling & Tooling
  • CNC Mechanic

CNC Machining Program
February 12, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Register for this in-person event.

For more information, please contact Lynda DePerno at

Our Fast Track Programs

Uniquely Abled Academy

Students with high-functioning autism receive training through the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and are placed with local aerospace companies as CNC machinists.

Low Observable Program

Are you interested in starting a career through experience and exposure, while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies?

If so, then Northrop Grumman and COC’s Low Observable program may be for you.


The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is an initiative of the California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program. Our mission is to advance the global competitiveness and innovation for advanced technology companies in California, through responsive workforce training and technical consulting services.

Watch the Uniquely Abled Academy in Action

Funding Opportunities

Programs may be offset using WIOA funding and registering with your local AJCC


Lynda DePerno
CACT Coordinator
College Of The Canyons
Phone: (661) 362-3112
Fax: (661) 294-1807 lynda.deperno@canyons.edu