Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies - Making It In California
Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry

South Central Coast Region

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Joe Klocko, CACT Director
T (661) 362-3111
F (661) 294-1807
Email: Joe.Klocko@Canyons.edu

CACT @ College of the Canyons

Industry Focus

The CACT @ College of the Canyons serves manufacturers and technology companies with customized training and technical support and is dedicated to helping improve performance goals. With workforce training programs, demonstration of new manufacturing equipment and technologies, and access to federal, state and local resources, CACT @ College of the Canyons supports companies in achieving greater operational efficiencies, enhancing productivity, and increasing organizational performance.

Core Competencies

  • CNC Machining, Mill and Lathe
  • Inspection Techniques & Precision Measurement
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Production Skills (foundation and advanced)
  • Manufacturing Mathematics with Shop Trigonometry
  • Management Skills (foundation and advanced)
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping

Current Customers

  • Aquafine Corporation
  • Bayless Engineering
  • Forrest Machining
  • Canyon Engineering
  • Honda Performance

Special Projects

The CACT @ College of the Canyons is a connecting point between business and technology, and has created the following innovative programs.

Digital Manufacturing
The CACT @ College of the Canyons is networked with a number of California colleges to provide a network of digital manufacturing services. These include CAD/CAM, 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering which enable small manufacturing and engineering firms to test the waters and to incorporate these technologies into the school's curriculum. Models and prototyping services are available for a nominal fee.

Advanced CAD/CAM Instruction
The CACT @ College of the Canyons is instrumental in acquiring, and keeping current, the hardware and software to enable the college to teach CATIA, Unigraphics, Solidworks and MasterCAM.

FastTrack Manufacturing Boot-camp
This award winning program targets at-risk youth and through an intensive 10 week curriculum prepares participants for entry level positions in aerospace and commercial manufacturing. Over 90 percent of students are placed in industry positions at graduation.

Outreach to Secondary Schools
In order to simulate interest among middle and high school students in technology careers the CACT @ College of the Canyons is working with the William S. Hart District to assist and offer a number of Robotics programs. First Lego League targets middle school students and VEX robotics targets High School Students.  For more advanced students we offer dual enrollment robotics programs that offer both high school and college credit.

Affiliation with NCATC
The CACT @ College of the Canyons is a member of the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers and has access to solutions and expertise from 150 member institutions across the United States and Canada.

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We've made huge changes in the way we think and do things out on the shop floor as a result of this training provided by the CACT @ College of the Canyons, and we can measure the tangible improvements.

Rod Smith – Vice President
Bayless Engineering