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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.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
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 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 12 17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
DRF 162 Blueprint Reading II 1 3 2
MAC 107 Machine Shop Practicies 5 9 8
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 1 2 2
MTH 104 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 14 15
Summer Term
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HLT/PED Health/Physical Ed. Elective 1 0 1
MAC 206 Production Machining Techniques 4 6 6
Elective1
1

Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 6 10
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
IND 114 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing II 2 0 2
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 1 2 3
MAC 150 Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing 1 3 3
MAC 205 Advanced Machining Techniques 1 6 3
MAC 209 Standards, Measurements and Calculations 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 11 14
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
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 I 2 3 3
Elective2
2

Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 11 13 13
Notes:

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