Ok, I’ve been asked many times about ‘how does one learn to become a machinist’?
The answer is simple… start at the beginning. Once you’ve decided that being a machinist is what you want to become, you must seek out a local trade school that can teach the necessary skills to enable you to become a machinist.
Here, in the greater San Diego area, one program stands out. It’s at San Diego City College. The instructor of the Machine Technology program at City College is John Bollinger (619-388-3373). I would recommend that any prospective student personally meet with Mr. Bollinger and discuss their educational possibilities. Make a determination as to what type of degree you want to pursue and enroll in the Machine Technology program.
Below is a link to their website: