We are located in North Orange County just North / West of the 91 and 57 freeways. We are one of the largest and best equipped machinist trade schools in the State of California. Fullerton College is also the oldest community college in California and strongly supports vocational programs along with exceptional academic programs. The students attending Fullerton College are more likely to transfer to a four-year university than any other community college in the state.
The majority of our courses are offered Monday through Friday in the evening from 6:00 to 9:50pm. We also offer some entry-level morning courses Monday through Thursday and sometimes on Saturday from 8:00 to 11:50am.
We stress conventional machining skills on engine lathes, milling machines and grinders as core skills for our intermediate and advanced courses along with CNC machining and CNC programming courses. Typical courses will have up to twenty students and have a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory.
Students are eligible to receive any of our six certificates after successfully completing specified courses. We also offer an A.S. Degree in Manufacturing Technology with Machining as an area of specialization.
We offer mini-certificates (6 units each) in MasterCam and SurfCam that can be earned by taking beginning and advanced courses of each software program.
Our CNC Operator certificate, (14 units) consists of four courses and can be earned in two semesters.
Our central location, high-tech laboratory facility and equipment, and our well prepared faculty are just three reasons why Fullerton College has remained a strong force for serious vocational preparation in the machining trades.