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The Machine Shop Assistant Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Conroe Center. For more information, please contact the Machining Technology Department.

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Program Description

Machine shop assistants provide assistance to more experienced machinists, like CNC operators, in the setup of the machining process. Students will learn the selection and layout of the correct tools and stock, as well as how to provide hands-on manual machining expertise when required.

  • Contact Hours: 176
  • Cost of Program: $1,501
  • Median Wage: $35,200 per year1

Program Plan

Subject Number Title Classes
MCHNC 2104304 Machine Shop Mathematics Search
DFTGC 2102506 Blueprint Reading and Sketching Search
MCHNC 2103807 Basic Machine Shop I Search

TOTAL Contact Hours for Machine Shop Assistant Certificate:


  1. Median Wage information obtained from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor for 2009 (most recent data available).