Program Coordinator: Melinda Leland, ADM 101, Ext. 2430
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Note: Program is not accepting new students at this time.
Purpose: In addition to satisfying the needs of those students who enroll for the four-semester program three other groups are served: First, those who have completed the three-semester Computer Numerical Control Machining Program that is presently being offered; second, graduates of other schools who have completed a comparable one-year program; third, machine tool operators in industry who want to upgrade their skills. The program is designed to provide both theory and shop experiences of an advanced nature in the machining field.
Tool and Die Maker
Machine Shop Supervisor
Computer Numerical Control Operator and Programmer
Admission Requirements: Students are required to meet the general requirements of the college as contained in this catalog. Graduates of the Machine Too Operation Certificate program at Virginia Highlands Community College may enter the fourth semester of the program directly. Students from other schools or colleges or with appropriate industrial experience should submit transcripts or other documentation for evaluation and advanced placement.
Program Requirements: The Machinist Curriculum consists of courses in both the machining and general education areas. Instruction will include both concepts of machining and practical applications on machine tools. Each student should consult with his/her counselor and faculty advisor in planning a program and selecting his/her electives. Upon completion of the four-semester program listed on the following page, the graduate will be awarded a Diploma.
First Semester (Fall)
Blueprint Reading I
Machine Tool Maintenance
Machine Shop Practices I
Machine Shop Practices II
Machine Trade Theory and
Orientation to College Success
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Second Semester (Spring)
Machine Shop Practices III
Machine Shop Practices IV
Numerical Control I
ENG 111 or
College Composition I or
1*General Education Elective
Third Semester (Fall)
Standards, Measurements and Calculations
Numerical Control II
Production Machining Techniques
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Numerical Control III
Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing
Co-op Education or Technical Elective
Advanced Machinery Procedures I
Total Minimum Credits required for the Diploma................................62
The above semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Courses may be substituted or adjustments made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.
Cooperative Education - Students are encouraged to take MAC 297 after satisfactory completion of the third semester with Faculty Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Co-op Advisor approvals.