Ryan Rios began his career as a machinist in 2012, just days after completing the machining program at Lone Star College-Conroe Center.
Get started in a new career this month at Lone Star College-Conroe Center, now enrolling students for the machining certificate program, which begins Monday, October 14.
Students will complete two courses (Machine Shop Mathematics and Blueprint Reading and Sketching), Monday-Thursday, from 1-5 p.m., until December 16. Classes will then continue for the eight-month program in the spring.
“Local businesses are always looking for machinists,” said Robb Radakovich, machining program instructor at LSC-Conroe Center. “This program is a great way to get started in this field. In fact, many of our students find employment after earning their certificate.”
Machinists program and operate computer numeric control (CNC) mills and lathes, which are used extensively in the manufacturing industries. In addition to blueprint reading and machine shop mathematics, students are taught the basics of all aspects of machining, including CNC machine fundamentals, safety, and quality.
No prerequisites or prior experience is required; however, regular class attendance is required in order to be successful in the program.
Machining students are eligible for financial aid, and early registration is encouraged.
LSC-Conroe Center is located off of FM 3083, about 2.5 miles east of I-45, at 777 Conroe Park North Drive, in Conroe.
For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/continuing-ed; or call (936) 521-4500.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.