2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 17, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machinist, Level I Certificate

Machinist I, Level 1 Certificate

[C1_MAC1 certificate offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park]

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 21

The Machinist I Certificate Level I is often referred to as “manual machining”, as in the operator manually controls the machine as opposed to a computer. The manual Machinist student will be taught material properties, blueprint reading, and precision measuring tool use, precision layout and set up, machine shop mathematics, the safe operation of manual lathes, mills and drills to manufacture precision parts. Manual machinists are skilled, dexterous individuals who drill, cut and shape items with precision machine tools. Working in industrial shops or plants with blueprints and specifications, machinists produce anything from springs to aerospace parts. This is the required foundational set of skills to move into the Machine tool technology career and it stacks (builds) onto the other machining certificates to eventually yield the student if desired the AAS degree in Machining Technology.  


1Students exempt from the Student Success Course  requirement should take COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computers