Machine Tool (CNC) Operator Certificate
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Full program offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-University Park
- Machining Technology Department
Machine tool operators set up, program and operate computerized numeric control (CNC) automated machining units. They are responsible for monitoring the machining process, as well as verifying machined parts meet all criteria as defined in the design specifications.
The CNC Milling and / or CNC Turning Level 1 certifications that can be obtained from NIMS focus on programming Machining and Turning centers, review of tool paths and operation of the Machining and Turning Centers. This combination of courses contributes to a safe and productive environment for the trainee to develop the skills necessary for an apprentice position in the machining industry.
For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.
The Machine Tool (CNC) Operator Certificate program plan requires the Machinist Certificate plus the following:
|MCHNC 2200301||CNC Machine Controls, Fundamentals||48|
|MCHNC 2203403||Operation of CNC Machining Centers||64|
|MCHNC 2203102||Operation of CNC Turning Centers||64|
|Machine Tool (CNC) Operator Certificate Total||176|
Median Wage: $29,5521
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Production Machinist2
- CNC Machinist2
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Program Cost: $5,295
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.
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Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.