Applied Technology**

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)

Purpose

The applied technology career studies certificate program is designed to meet the rapidly changing workforce needs of the manufacturing industry by providing the basic general and technical education needed for new employees who wish to prepare for employment in the skilled trades or for current employees who wish to enhance their education and training.

The program also provides the opportunity for individuals to acquire the skills needed to earn Virginia’s Gold Level Career Readiness Certification. It is the ideal next step for students who have earned Virginia’s Silver Level Career Readiness Certification through the JTCC’s Quick Connect program and wish to further develop their skills and advance to the next level.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3  
IND 116 Applied Technology 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3  
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3  
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3  
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3  
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3  
Total Credits 12  
Total Credits For Program 21  

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2013-2014 College Catalog

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