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: 200
  • Cost of Program: $1,955
  • 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
BUSGC 1101200 Work Skills for the Workplace 8
MCHNC 1103801 Basic Machine Shop I 80

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).