Career and Technical Studies
Program Level Icon
Degree
Degree: 
Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Technology 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 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 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 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 102 Machine Shop Practices 5 9 8
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 1 2 2
Elective2
2

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives:  ART 101 ,  HUM 100 ,  PHI 101, REL 200 , REL 210

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 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 Education Elective 1 0 1
MAC 206 Production Machining Techniques 4 6 6
Elective1
1

Social/Behavioral Science Electives:  ECO 120 , PSY 120 , ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 210 , GEO 220 , HIS 101 , HIS 102 ,HIS 121 , HIS 122 , PLS 211 , PLS 212 , PSY 200 , PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 215 

Social/Behavorial Science Elective 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 2 3 3
MAC 150 Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing 2 3 3
MAC 205 Advanced Machining Techniques 1 6 3
MAC 209 Standards, Measurements and Calculations 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 12 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 1 3 2
MAC 151 Machine Tool Maintenance I 1 3 2
MAC 295 Topics in Machining 2 3 3
MAC 241 Advanced Machinery Procedures I 2 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 15 13
Notes:

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

Facebook IconTwitter IconInstagram Icon