Machining Master Certificate

The Machining Master Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at

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Program Description

The Machining Master Certificate prepares graduates for careers in the operation and programming of computer numeric control (CNC) drills, grinder, mills and lathes used extensively in the manufacturing and repair industries. This program provides students with needed math skills, as well as an excellent blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and precision measurement tools used in the actual industry. The master certificate program also includes advanced course offering include manufacturing, utilizing CNC equipment, computerized machine protocols as well as manual machining . 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.

  • Contact Hours: 375
  • Cost of Program: $3,487
  • Median Wage: $37,834 per year1
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Program Plan

Course Number Title Contact Hours
MCHNC 2104304 Machine Shop Mathematics 64
DFTGC 2102506 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 48
MCHNC 2103806 Basic Machine Shop I 80
BUSGC 2101202 Professionalism in the Workplace 7
MCHNC 2200301 CNC Machine Controls, Fundamentals 48
MCHNC 2203101 Operation of CNC Turning Centers 64
MCHNC 2203400 Operation of CNC Machining Center 64

TOTAL Contact Hours for Machining Master Certificate:


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