sbvc machinist technology

Start Your Career as a Computer Numerical Control Machinist!

San Bernardino Valley College offers a job training program designed to educate adults with disabilities through in-class learning and hands-on work experience. Adults with autism and the uniquely abled are encouraged to apply!


Redefining your capabilities for a career in advanced technologies.

Your skills are in demand!  Learn how to start your career as a CNC Machinist.


What's a CNC Machinist?

A CNC machinist works with compuer numerical controlled (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials.  CNC equipment is machinery that cuts, grinds, or drills into the material.  Almost every product and its parts you see around you are manufactured with a CNC machine.


Operating CNC machines requires:

  • Attention to detail
  • Comfort with repetitive processes
  • Ability to follow clear, objective instruction
  • Excellent computer skills


Why This job?

Two reasons:

  1. There is a shortage in the manufacturing industry today for qualified CNC machinists and this need is projected to grow.  That means there are jobs out there that employers need to fill but can't find trained, experienced workers.
  2. The strengths and skills required to be a successful CNC machinist are well-suited to those of people with disabilities, especially those with high-functioning autism.


San Bernardino Valley College provides hands-on training in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist.

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Who is this Program For?

About the Program

Important Dates

Contact Information

Founding Partners

Who is this program for?

The program is designed to build upon the talents and skills of adults with disabilities interested in computers and technology who want to enter the manufacturing industry.  Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are encouraged to apply!


Eligibility Requirements

All applicants will need to go through a rigorous screening process for minimum technical standards.


About this program

This course combines in-class learning with hands-on work experience.  This combination helps you take the knowledge and skills from the classroom to the job site with confidence.  


Some Information About the Program:


  • Led by SBVC faculty in the Machinist Technology Department
  • Hands-on training in small teams
  • Tutoring and support provided
  • Resume writing and job interview preparation
  • Training to be successful in manufacturing jobs
  • On-the-job training for graduates
  • Paid internships
  • Job placement


What You Will Learn:

Students will learn to program, set up, and operate CNC machines combined with quality control instruments, shop mathematics, and blueprint reading.


Jobs You Will Be Qualified For After Graduation:

Graduates will qualify for a number of entry-level positions including

  • Machine trainee
  • Machinist apprentice
  • CNC operator
  • CNC programmer


Important Dates

More Information to come!


Contact Information

For more information on the program, please send a message using the form below.

Program Contact:

Miguel Ortiz

Office: (909) 384-8504

Mobile: (909) 900-5048

Office Hours: T-111A, Tuesday 2:00PM - 3:00PM



San Bernardino Valley College

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue

San Bernardino, CA 92410

Applied Technology Building

Corner of Eureka & Esperanza


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