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The Machinist I Certificate (C1_MAC1) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-North Harris, LSC-University Park and LSC-Conroe Center. For more information, please contact the Machining Technology Department.

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Program Description

The Machine Technology operator/programmer certification and degree programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers in the manufacturing industries.  Topics within the programs include blueprint reading, computer-aided manufacturing (CADCAM), machine shop math, extensive hands-on set up, and 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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3

Total First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MCHN1 2341 Advanced Machining I 3
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3

Total Second Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Machining Technology Level I Certificate:



  1. Capstone course