TCI Manufacturing Machinist & Engineering Tech Programs

Course Description

Want to work in the aerospace industry, make medical device parts and accessories or design a new golf club?
Gone are the days of the grease-covered, conventional machinist. Today’s machinist must be highly trained with specific skills, working in high-tech manufacturing plants that are clean and innovative. Our nation has a huge shortage of skilled workers. As 77% of skilled Baby Boomers leave the workforce, San Diego County will need to fill thousands of positions over the next 15 years. Job placement assistance and PAID internships currently available to all students of the course. 

To meet this need, we offer a fast-paced, high-level training program. Students will be able to complete this program in 21-weeks (487 hours), with training in shop math, metal properties, reading blueprints, precision measuring, tooling, G&M codes, and manual and CNC machining. In addition, students will receive:

• OSHA-10 certification
• LEAN training
• Industry tours
• Guest speakers
• Multiple projects
• Career Readiness Bootcamp
• Internship opportunities


  • Agreement to follow all MiraCosta and CDC COVID protocols.
  • Attend a FREE Information Session, click here to signup, FREE Information Sessions.
  • Complete application by clicking here --> Work Skills Application.
  • Complete an Assessment 
  • Complete an Interview
  • After prerequisites are completed, students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program.


"This was one of the best investments I've ever made! I learned a great deal, and the practical application solidified that knowledge. The instructors were highly knowledgeable, encouraging, and really cared about the students!"

"I can not express how grateful I am for everything that was offered and presented to me with an even bigger mention of providing the one on one time I had from both Jack and Jeff and also another special thank you for them doing everything in there power to help and make sure I did what it took to make it to graduation day. Truly the both of them have helped me dramatically improve my current work standing and new direction towards a actual given career/path. Thank you for everything and I would 100% recommend this class to anyone interested in becoming a machinist."

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series



Work Skills Application
Application must be completed and reviewed by MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute staff prior to acceptance into the program.  If you need assistance with the application, please CALL (760)757-2121 ext. 6528.
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Machinist Technology Program
M, T, W, Th
3:00PM to 9:30PM
Feb 13, 2023 to Jul 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
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Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $2,500.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

The cost of this program has been cut more than half by support from State funds!  Ask about additional scholarship or available student aid to assist with remainder of tuition costs.  GI Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available funding.

No class on 2/20, 5/29, 6/19, & 7/4.

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