Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machine Tool Operations Certificate

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Certificate: Mechanical Technology in Machine Tool Operations

Length: Three-semester (one-year) program or optional five-semester (two-year) night program

Purpose: The rapid growth of industry in southwest Virginia has created demand for skilled metal-working machine tool operators to set up and operate conventional and numerically controlled lathes, milling machines, grinders, drills, heat-treating equipment and related precision measuring tools. There is a need for trained personnel to meet these requirements. The curriculum is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the program, and/or to continue in the A.A.S. Degree in Machine Technology.

Occupational Objectives:
Metal Working Machine Tool Operator
Machinist Apprentice
Tool and Die Maker Apprentice
Machine Set-Up Person

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Machine Tool Operations 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: The Machine Tool Operations program is designed to provide about one-third of its requirements in general education with the remainder in Machine Shop and technical support courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum, the graduate will receive a Certificate in Mechanical Technology Machine Tool Operations.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 17

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12

Summer Term

Suggested Credits for Semester: 10

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 39

1Social/Behavioral Science Electives:  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  

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