Glendale Community College, an AMP SoCal partner, teaches a 13-week CNC Machinist training program for individuals with high-functioning autism, which also includes instruction in job readiness, soft skills, site visits and open laboratory. Program graduates will qualify for entry-level positions such as machinist apprentice, CNC operator and CNC programmer. This unprecedented program was made possible through a collaboration with machine technology educators, specialists in education for those with autism, community organizations, and state and local social service agencies.
The application process may be found at:
We would appreciate referrals of any students you think qualified and interested.
For those who qualify, the program cost may be all or partially covered.
Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in hiring a graduate
Press & Publications
- AACC 21st Century Center: Manufacturing Academy for Students With Autism, June 1, 2016
- LA Times Community News, Glendale News-Press: GCC’s new program for adults with autism matches potential with skills, May 7, 2016
- LA Times Community News, Glendale News-Press: State grant provides funding for GCC program offering machine training to adults with autism, June 15, 2016