Machining Technology AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Machinist I Certificate Level I, Computer Numeric Control/Programmer I Certificate Level I, and Computer Numeric Control/Programmer II Certificate Level II programs may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-University Park
- Machining Technology Department
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.
Credits earned in the Machinist I Certificate Level I, Computer Numeric Control/Programmer I Certificate Level I, and Computer Numeric Control/Programmer II Certificate Level II programs may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|MCHN 1302||Print Reading for Machine Trades||3|
|MCHN 1338||Basic Machine Shop I||3|
|MCHN 1343||Machine Shop Mathematics||3|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers||3|
|MCHN 1319||Manufacturing Materials and Processes||3|
|Second Semester Courses||16 Credits|
|MCHN 2334||Operation of CNC Machining Centers||3|
|MCHN 2331||Operation of CNC Turning Centers||3|
|MCHN 1426||Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)||4|
|MCHN 1352||Intermediate Machining I||3|
|MCHN 2341||Advanced Machining I||3|
|Third Semester Courses||4 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|PHED 1164||Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness -or-Any 1 credit hour physical activity course||1|
|First Semester Courses||13 Credits|
|MCHN 2438||Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)||4|
|MCHN 2303||Fundamentals of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls||3|
|MCHN 2335||Advanced CNC Manufacturing||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective1||3|
|MATH 1332||College Math for Liberal Arts||3|
|MCHN 1391-or-MCHN 2381||Special Topics in Machine Technology2-or-Cooperative Education: Machine Tool Technology/Machinist2||3|
|Machining Technology AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $42,2141
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Production Machinist2
- CNC Machinist2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
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.