Certificate of Proficiency (COP)


About The Program

The Machine Trades certificate program is another route to employment as a machinist, millwright, tool and die maker, or other occupation related to manufacturing. 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 112 Machine Shop II 10
MASP 113 Machine Shop III 10
MFG 105 Industrial Safety 3
MFG 115 Manufacturing Processes 5
WELD 143 SMAW - Stick Welding with E6010 6


MASP 111

Machining for Related Occupations AND/OR

Machine Shop I (2-10 cr variable) for a combined total of 10 credits


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Total credits required to earn this certificate: 65.

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 for inspection of machined parts.
  • Demonstrate competency in set up and operation of manual machine tools to manufacture parts per specification.
  • Demonstrate competency in documenting and communicating work performed using trade specific language.

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. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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