Since 1968, the Training Centers of Southern California has prepared nearly 10,000 men and women for a career in the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industry. Offering a wide spectrum of training, all three locations offer modern classrooms, state-of-the-art machinery for extensive hands-on practice, and instructors possessing vital knowledge and experience in the industry. Students are afforded the highest caliber of instruction, including computer lab and actual machining of parts for the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed.
The Training Centers serves two vital functions:
- To provide a quality learning environment for qualified individuals interested in learning or furthering their skills in the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industry.
- To supply the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industry with skilled, trained, competent workers.
An independent, nonprofit Trust of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association operates the Training Centers. The LA/NTMA represents the custom precision-manufacturing industry in Southern California. Its member companies design and manufacture special tools and machines, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and precision-machined parts, and are involved in virtually anything that is fabricated or consumed.
Six distinct training programs are offered by the Training Centers of Southern California. Depending on the program, instruction time, generally, is divided equally between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing a unique blend of practical theory and shop-floor machining experience. All instructions are given in English. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. After successfully completing the Machinist Training Program students qualify for the NTMA's Training Center's job placement. The school cannot guarantee employment.
The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by NTMA Training Centers of Southern California. The list may differ from the actual programs offered, for a complete list of what is being offered students should visit the school's website.
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Machinist (725 Hours)
The machinist program takes about eight months for most students to complete.
- Tuition costs are estimated to be $12,000*
- Cost of required books or supplies: $3,020*
- Last year, more than 500 students completed this program
- Takes about 8 months to complete
Find out more machinist programs by taking a look at our machinist degree profile page, which includes listings and career descriptions as well.
program takes approximately eight months to complete.
- Tuition costs are estimated to be $13,000*
- Required supplies and books: $3,140*
- Students usually complete the program in 8 months
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at NTMA is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (562) 404-4295 x14. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$5,228|
|Receiving Student Loans||90%||$7,760|