TCI Manufacturing Machinist & Engineering Tech Programs

Course Description

Gone are the days of the grease-covered, conventional manufacturing machinist. Today's machinist must be highly trained with very specific education and skills, working in high-tech manufacturing plants that are both clean and innovative. CNC machines, just-in-time production methods, lean manufacturing techniques, along with great housekeeping and state-of-the-art facilities give a more accurate picture of American manufacturing today. The need for properly trained machinists to fill hundreds of positions in North San Diego County has reached critical mass. To meet this need, we are proud to offer this program to individuals seeking a fast-paced, high-level training. Our program will prepare students for employment in machine shops and manufacturing facilities. Students who attend will experience an accelerated program that quickly prepares them to meet trade skill sets such as shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, precision measuring, machining procedures, tooling, and a basic understanding of both manual and CNC machining. Salaries for machinist technician apprentices range from $13-$16/hour to start; however, many companies are hiring at $15-$18/hour with proper training and certifications provided by programs such as ours.


  • Agreement to follow all MiraCosta and CDC COVID protocols.
  • Attend a FREE Information Session, click here to signup, FREE Information Sessions.
  • Complete Application, click here, Work Skills.
  • Complete an Assessment
  • Complete an Interview


"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
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3:00PM to 9:30PM
Jan 24, 2022 to Jun 16, 2022
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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 will be held on 2/21 and 5/30.

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