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Precision Machining Technology

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John Tyler Community College’s machining program was created in conjunction with industry partners, and with its emphasis on hands-on training, the programs prepares students for in-demand jobs.
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This program provides workforce readiness skills for a career in advanced manufacturing and/or manual machining. It is the recommended curriculum for machinist apprentices as identified by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. The curriculum is based on the standards of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NMIS) with the opportunity to earn Level I industry credentials for manual and CNC.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement 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
DRF 128 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2  
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 3  
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 PSY 100
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3  
Precision Machining Technology Elective 3 MAC 195, MAC 295
Total Credits 12  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 ENG 111
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 3  
MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 2  
MAC 163 Machine Shop Practices III 3  
Total Credits 11   
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
MAC 164 Machine Shop Practices IV 3  
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III 3  
MAC 130 EDM and CAM 2  
Total Credits 8  
Total Credits For Program 40  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding course sequences.

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).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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