Machine Trades

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Machine Trades

About The Program

Prepare for a job as a machinist, millwright, and tool and die maker, or another occupation related to manufacturing through LCC’s Machine Trades program. Graduates may work as advanced apprentice machinists, machine operators, or programmers. 

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Program Requirements

BLPT 150 Machinists Blueprint Reading 5
HLTH 105 First-Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens 1
MASP 111 Machine Shop I 10
MASP 112 Machine Shop II 10
MASP 113 Machine Shop III 10
MASP 204 CNC Machining Center Fundamentals 3
MASP 205 CNC Turning Center Fundamentals 3
MASP 221 CNC Milling 10
MASP 222 CNC Turning 10
MASP 223 Advanced CNC Processes 10
MFG 105 Industrial Safety 3
MFG 115 Manufacturing Processes 5
MFG 230 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 4
COLL 289 Employment Portfolio Seminar 1
MASP 288 Cooperative Work Experience 2

3 credits of WELD 105 may be substituted for COLL 289/MASP 288 with program advisor permission.

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Total credits required to earn this degree: 107 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in the program requirements.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to an industrial technology work environment (GS).
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS).
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in industrial technology (GS).
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS).
  • Apply industry standard safety and hazardous material handling guidelines.
  • Display work appropriate behavior including positive attitude, timeliness and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of computer programs to create professional, academic, or business documents following current industry standards.
  • Demonstrate competencies required for entry level machinist.
  • Interpret industrial blueprints to accurately inspect machined parts.
  • Demonstrate competency in documenting and communicating work performed using trade specific language.
  • Demonstrate competency in set up and operation of manual machine tools to manufacture parts per specification.
  • Program computer numerical control (CNC) mill and CNC lathe to manufacture parts per specification.
  • Apply CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture parts per specification.

Revised December 2021 (Effective Summer 2022)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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