Career and Technical Studies

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
DRF 162 Blueprint Reading II 1 3 2
MAC 101 Machine Shop Operations 5 9 8
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3
IND 114 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing II 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 15 18

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
MAC 102 Machine Shop Practices 5 9 8
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 1 2 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MAC 151 Machine Tool Maintenance I 1 3 2
MAC 209 Standards, Measurements and Calculations 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 14 18
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 2 3 3
MAC 150 Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing 2 3 3
MAC 206 Production Machining Techniques 4 6 6
MAC 298 Seminar and Project 3 0 3
Elective1
1

Students may choose from Humanities/Fine Arts Electives. 

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 14 12 18

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III 2 3 3
MAC 241 Advanced Machinery Procedures I 2 3 3
MAC 295 Topics in Machining 2 3 3
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 2-3
Elective2
2

Students may choose from Social/Behavioral Science Electives.

Social/Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 9 14-15
Notes:

 

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