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PROGRAM INFO

Start any time. Students may select morning, afternoon and/or evening sessions. Fees, days and times listed below. Hands on, no previous experience required. Students must be able to speak, read and write English at a 9th grade level. For more information please call 805.579.6200, ext. 1766.

Registration

To register, please contact:

Oygar Lindskog

oygar.lindskog@simivalleyusd.org


To register in-person, please visit:

Business Office - Room 301

Financial aid

Through the Gene Haas Foundation, we can assist with tuition costs exclusively for Machine Technology program students. Financial difficulty should not be a hindrance to pursuing a career in manufacturing.

To apply, please contact Oygar Lindskog, Lead Machine Technology Program Instructor:

oygar.lindskog@simivalleyusd.org

Machine Technology

This open-entry, open-exit program offers students the opportunity to move at their own pace. With a competency-based approach to learning, students can accelerate their path to earning certificates based on the number of hours they spend in class every week.

Basic Machine Shop

Learn the machining skills that lay the foundation for a successful career in manufacturing, while learning how to use the Lathe and Milling machine to make your own tools. This class focuses on shop safety, print reading, how to calculate spindle speeds, using measuring tools, and many other basic operations used by machinists.

SPRING 2021

Dates: Open Entry

Days: Monday - Thursday, Saturday

Times: M - Th: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 606

Fee: $480, covers 3-month period of time (certification may take additional time beyond 3 months). Books and supply fees not included.

Prerequisite: None

CNC Operations & Programming

In the CNC class, students learn to perform their own setups on the CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Students will learn how to edit and write G-code programs while individually completing a number of projects in the class. The class covers programming from simple G-code to more advanced functions like sub-programs, sub-routines, and canned cycles.

SPRING 2021

Dates: Open Entry

Days: Monday - Thursday, Saturday

Times: M - Th: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 606

Fee: $480, covers 3-month period of time (certification may take additional time beyond 3 months). Books and supply fees not included. Students receive CNC Operations and Programming certificate upon successful completion of course.

Prerequisite: Basic Machine Shop course and instructor's approval

Introduction to CAD/CAM Programming

CAD/CAM stands for Computer Aided Design, and Computer Aided Machining. Students learn how to draw geometry and create solid models in the CAD/CAM software. By entering data for tools and machine configurations, the software will assist you in generating G-code for both the CNC Mill and Lathe. This is a hands-on class where students will be running their own parts from the G-code they generate.

SPRING 2021

Dates: Open Entry

Days: Monday - Thursday, Saturday

Times: M - Th: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 606

Fee: $480, covers 3-month period of time (certification may take additional time beyond 3 months). Books and supply fees not included. Students receive MasterCAM or GibbsCAM certificate upon successful completion of course.

Prerequisite: CNC Operations and Programming course, and instructor's approval

nims accredited training program

Certificates Offered

Basic Machine Shop

Advanced Machine Shop

CNC Operations & Programming

Advanced CNC Programming Concepts

Introduction to MasterCAM

Introduction to GibbsCAM

GibbsCAM 3D

MasterCAM 3D

Integrated Education training (iet)

Learn a new career while improving your English.  Integrated Education and Training (IET) is a new program, combining our English as a Secondary Language (ESL) classes with our Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.  Complete a trade certification with ESL support. Students who meet the prerequisite score of 210+ on the CASAS test are eligible.


Machine Tech ESL Support Class

Start Date: January 19, 2021

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: TBD

Fees: $480


WIOA Assistance Available


Please see English as a Second Language page for more information about language support for students whose first language is not English.