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Technical Studies

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Purpose

The technical studies degree is designed to meet the rapidly changing workforce needs of business and industry. Focused on meeting short-term educational needs, the degree can be used as a general or individualized studies degree to enhance the education and training of current employees or to ensure basic technical and general work-based skills for new employees. The curriculum allows employers and employees to develop specific plans of study negotiated with, and approved by, appropriate college faculty and administrators.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. Work-based learning is a required component of the program. Students without current or recent related work experience are responsible for securing their own internships, assisted by JTCC faculty. Students with current or recent work experience are responsible for working with the faculty advisor to secure appropriate documentation.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
IND 116 Applied Technology 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 1.
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See Note 2.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 SDV 100 or equivalent
Health or Physical Education Elective 1  
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 3  
SAF 130 OSHA 10 1  
Total Credits 18  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 ENG 112
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3  
Microcomputer/Programming/Software Elective 3 See Note 4.
Technical Electives 6 See Note 3.
Total Credits 15  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
IND 101 Quality Assurance Technology I 3  
IND 197 Cooperative Education 3 IND 198 Seminar and Project
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 5.
Technical Electives 6 See Note 3.
Total Credits 15  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3  
IND 297 Cooperative Education 3 IND 298 Seminar and Project
Social Science Elective 3  
Technical Electives 9 See Note 3.
Total Credits 18  
Total Credits For Program 66  
Suggested Technical Courses for Fields of Interest:
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Credits
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 3
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls I 3
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 3
ELE 131 National Electrical Code I 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
Technical Elective 2
Total 21
Industrial Electricity Credits
ELE 118 Practical Electricity 2
ELE 137 National Electric Code – Industrial 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 156 Electrical Control Systems 3
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3
ELE 239 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
Total 21
Mechanical Maintenance Credits
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3
MEC Elective 2
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 3
MEC 254 Mechanical Maintenance II 3
Total 21
Precision Machining Technology Credits
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control 1 3
MAC 122 Numerical Controls II 3
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3
MAC 163 Machine Shop Practices III 3
MAC 164 Machine Ship Practices IV 3
MAC 123 Numerical Controls III 3
Total 21
Precision Machining Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Credits
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 3
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 3
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III 3
DRF 128  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3
MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 2
MAC 130 Introduction to Electric Discharge Maching 2
Total 21
Residential Electricity Credits
ELE 110 Home Electric Power 3
ELE 118 Practical Electricity 2
ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods 3
ELE 131 National Electrical Code I 3
ELE 138 National Electrical Code Review I 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 151 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
Total 21
Welding Credits
WEL 150 Welding Drawing Interpretation 2
WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 3
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3
WEL 250 Welding Quality Control & Inspection  3
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WEL 175 Semi-Automatic Processes 3
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Test I 3
Technical Elective                  1
Total 21

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  2. Any 100-level math course.
  3. The technical elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: AIR, ARC, CAD, DRF, EGR, ELE, IND, INS, MAC, MEC, SAF or WEL. Selection must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor
  4. The information systems technology elective requirement can be satisfied by appropriate computer-related courses with the following prefixes:  ARC, CAD, DRF, EGR, ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP or MAC.  Selection must be approved in advance by the advisor.
  5. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceputual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  6. Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
  7. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS, and HIS.
  8. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121(Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

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