Behind Machine Shop Classes... This is where
you go for shop-time. Most of the programs will make you
take one or two classes before you start working on your own
projects. BUT... IF YOU ARE REASONABLE AND PREPARED, most
of them will let you start bringing in your own designs once
you've proven yourself competent to complete the required
With one-or-two classes under your belt you can start working-and-learning on your own projects. Generally speaking, you will have access to professional equipment, expensive design CAD/CAM programs, and trained expertise. This has got to beat the hell out of buying an old mill/lathe that takes up space in your garage!
||Venice Community Adult School
A self-motivated hobby-shop class available to all levels and interests from the Artist to the Engineer.
|El Camino - Southbay
A high-quality structured program Combining Engineering/Design, Automation, and Machinist training. Morning & Evening classes.
|North Valley Occupational Center at 405/118 FWYs Intense job training for immediate application to CNC / MasterCam production shops.|
|Two Schools that deserve some thought are:
1. Cerritos College - Machine Shop and Plastics. Learn about injection molding, make a surfboard, fix your boat. In years past they offered a class in Mold Making and ISO Certification.
2. Simi Valley Adult School - A Machine Shop program that runs from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night, Monday through Friday. It is a self-paced program with flexible hours. Mid-Term Registration is Accepted. Ask for Instructor Oygar Lindskog.