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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. Prepares students for the first NIMS Exam.

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.


For more information, call 281.290.2601 or contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
MCHNC 1104306 Machine Shop Mathematics 64
DFTGC 1102500 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 48
MCHNC 1103801 Basic Machine Shop I 80
BUSGC 1101200 Work Skills for the Workplace 16
Machinist Certificate Total 208

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Career Options

Median Wage: $39,9421

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Production Machinist2
  • Machinist2
  • CNC Machinist2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $2,896

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

Financial Aid

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.