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Career and Technical Studies
Degree: 
Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Technology with a major in Machine Technology
Length: 
Four and two-thirds semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

There is a great demand in Southwest Virginia and other locations for persons trained in advanced machine concepts and techniques. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machine Technology is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in the metal working industry immediately upon graduation. Graduates of this program also may elect to continue their education in a technology program at a four-year institution which offers related industrial programs.

Occupational Objectives: 
  • Machinist
  • Machine Tool Operator (CNC & Conventional)
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machine Set-Up Technician
  • Tool and Die Maker Apprentice
  • CNC Programmer
  • Inspector (Quality Control)
  • Machine Shop Supervisor

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Machine Technology program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements:

Approximately one-half of the curriculum will include courses in Machine Technology with the remaining courses in related areas, general education, and electives.  Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for further success in machine technology.  Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor and the Student Services Office in planning their program and selecting electives.  Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Technology with a major in Machine Technology. 

 The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
DRF 111 Technical Drafting I 1 3 2
ENG 137 Communication Processes I 3 0 3
MAC 101 Machine Shop Operations 5 9 8
MTH 103 Basic Technical Mathematics I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 12 17
Second Semester
DRF 162 Blueprint Reading II 1 3 2
MAC 106 Machine Shop Practices 5 9 8
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 1 2 2
MTH 104 Basic Technical Mathematics II 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 14 15
Summer Term
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed. Elective 1 0 1
MAC 206 Production Machining Techniques 4 6 6
Elective1 Soc./Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester     8 6 10
Third Semester
IND 114 Materials & Processes in Manufacturing II 2 0 2
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 1 2 3
MAC 150 Intro. to Computer Aided Manufacturing 1 3 3
MAC 205 Advanced Machining Techniques 1 6 3
MAC 209 Stnd./Meas./Calc. 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 11 14
Fourth Semester
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III 2 3 3
MAC 146 Metals/Heat Treatment 3 4 2
MAC 151 Machine Tool Maintenance I 1 3 2
MAC 241 Advanced Machinery Procedures 2 3 3
Elective2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 13 13
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 69
Notes: 

1Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.
2Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.

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