Precision Machining Technology
John Tyler Community College’s machining program was created in conjunction with industry partners, and with its emphasis on hands-on training, the programs prepares students for in-demand jobs.
This program provides workforce readiness skills for a career in advanced manufacturing and/or manual machining. It is the recommended curriculum for machinist apprentices as identified by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. The curriculum is based on the standards of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NMIS) with the opportunity to earn Level I industry credentials for manual and CNC.
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.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|DRF 128 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing||2|
|MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I||3|
|MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I||3|
|PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry||3||PSY 100|
|MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II||3|
|Precision Machining Technology Elective||3||MAC 195, MAC 295|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ENG 115 Technical Writing||3||ENG 111|
|MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II||3|
|MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming||2|
|MAC 163 Machine Shop Practices III||3|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|MAC 164 Machine Shop Practices IV||3|
|MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III||3|
|MAC 130 EDM and CAM||2|
|Total Credits For Program||40|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding course sequences.
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).