Machine Technology I

Career Studies Certificates
Machine Technology I Career Studies Certificate
This career studies certificate is a one semester certificate.

This program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the machining industry.   Students will develop skills in blueprint reading, mathematics, drafting, and soft skills to better prepare them for employment.

Occupational Objectives

This certificate is a stackable credential that can lead to top-paying jobs in machining.  Students completing this certificate can start entry level positions in some of the following:  Machine Operator (CNC or conventional), Machinist, CNC setup technician, and CNC programmer, to name a few.


Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
DRF 111 1 3 2
DRF 162 1 3 2
IND 114 2 0 2
MAC 101 5 9 8
MTH 111 3 0 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 15 18