LAVC offering FREE MasterCam and CNC training classes beginning in July

Los Angeles Valley College is offering 40 hour/non- credit training program is for incumbent workers who want to improve their skills. Funding for these COST – FREE training programs comes from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Participants will be required to register with the South LA WorkSource; but no need to worry – they come to LAVC to do the paperwork!

Introduction to MasterCam X8

July 8 – September 9, 2017
Saturdays, 8 am to 12 noon (Lecture and Lab – 40 hours total)
Engineering Building, Room 115
Instructor: Cesar Crisostomo


  • Introduction to CAD, CAM
  • Mill 2D Geometry & Tool Paths
  • 3D Surfaces, Solid Modeling
  • Tool Paths from Imported Solid Model
  • Surface Machining
  • Generate CNC Code
  • Computer Simulation & Verification

CNC Set Up & Programming Training

July 11th  through August 10th, 2017
Tuesday & Thursdays, 4pm to 8pm
(Lecture and Lab – 40 hours total)
Engineering Building, Room 108


  • Mounting fixtures, vices, chucks & collets
  • G Code editing, understanding set up sheets
  • Locate part zero, register tool offsets
  • Use of Manual Data Input (MDI), first run, prove out and debug new programs

Los Angeles Valley College
Workforce Training Department
5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401

For additional information or questions, contact Roberto Gutierrez
(818) 947-2941
[email protected]

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