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Computer Numeric Control Operator/Programmer I Certificate - Level I

Manufacturing equipment cutting a metal gear

Overview

Summary

Machining technology programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers in the manufacturing industries. Topics include blueprint reading, computer-aided manufacturing (CADCAM), extensive hands-on set up, machine shop math, operating manual lathes and mills, as well as operating and programming CNC machine tools.

Machine tool technology is classified as an evolving occupation and the demand in careers for machinists is projected to remain steady and provide future employment growth and economic competitiveness within Texas.

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Contact

Please contact Michael L. Young at Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu or call 832.920.5062
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James Lanes at James.R.Lane@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7837
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Robb Radakovich at mailto:Robert.L.Radakovich@LoneStar.edu or call 936.521.4515 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
Second Semester Courses 10 Credits
MCHN 1426 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 4
MCHN 2334 Operation of CNC Machining Centers 3
MCHN 2331 Operation of CNC Turning Centers1 3
Computer Numeric Control Operator/Programmer I Certificate Program Total 19 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $39,9421

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Machinist2
  • Production Machinist2
  • CNC Machinist2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.