Precision Machining Technology Certificate
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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 visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|ENG 115 Technical Writing||3||See Placement Test Scores||ENG 111|
|MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I||3||See Placement Test Scores||MTH 157. MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 270|
|MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I||3|
|MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II||3||MAC 161|
|MAC 163 Machine Shop Practices III||3||MAC161 & MAC 162|
|MAC 164 Machine Shop Practices IV||3||Mac 161, MAC 162 & MAC 163|
|MILESTONE: Basic Precision Machining Technology Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)|
|MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading I||3|
|MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I||3|
|MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II||3||MAC 121|
|MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III||3||MAC 121 & MAC 122|
|MAC 130 Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)||2||MAC 121|
|MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming||2||MAC 121|
|MAC 150 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing||3||MAC 121|
|MILESTONE: Computer Numerical Control Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)|
|Precision Machining Technology Elective||3||MAC 161 & MAC 162||See Note 2|
|MILESTONE: Earn NIMS Level 1 Certifications|
|PSY 126 Psychology of Business & Industry||3||PSY 200|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||44|
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- The Precision Machining Technology elective requirement may be satisfied by a three-credit course with any of the following prefixes: MAC 195 NIMS Level I Review and MAC 295 Industry Certification.
- Related Career Studies Certificates (CSC) – Basic Precision Machining Technology and Computer Numerical Control
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
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