Machinist Certificate

The Machinist Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Conroe Center and LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at

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Program Description

This fast-track program is designed for you to get your machining pre-apprentice certification in six weeks. You'll also receive the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification, as well as an orientation to forklift operation. For more information or to register, call 281.290.2601. Prepares students for the first NIMS Exam.

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

  • Contact Hours: 199
  • Cost of Program: $1,892
  • Median Wage: $37,834 per year1
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Program Plan

Course Number Title Contact Hours
MCHNC 1104306 Machine Shop Mathematics 64
DFTGC 1102500 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 48
MCHNC 1103801 Machine Shop, Basic 80
BUSGC 1101202 Professionalism in the Workplace 7

TOTAL Contact Hours for Machinist Certificate:


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