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Diploma

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.

Occupational Objectives: 
    Machinist 
    Tool and Die Maker 
    Machine Shop Supervisor 
    Inspector 
    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.

Machinist

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

DRF 161

Blueprint Reading I

1

3

2

MAC 151

Machine Tool Maintenance

1

3

2

MAC 161

Machine Shop Practices I

2

3

3

MAC 162

Machine Shop Practices II

2

3

3

MAC 111

Machine Trade Theory and
Computation I

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

MTH 103

Applied Technical Mathematics I

3

0

3

Total

13

12

17

Second Semester (Spring)

MAC 146

Metals/Heat Treatment

1

3

2

MAC 163

Machine Shop Practices III

2

3

3

MAC 164

Machine Shop Practices IV

2

3

3

MAC 121

Numerical Control I

1

2

2

ENG 111 or

ENG 115

College Composition  I or

Technical Writing

3

0

3

EEE

1*General Education Elective

3

0

3

Total

12

11

16

Third Semester (Fall)

MAC 116

Machinist Handbook

3

0

2

MAC 209

Standards, Measurements and Calculations

3

0

3

MAC 122

Numerical Control II

2

3

3

MAC 206

Production Machining Techniques

4

6

6

Total

11

9

14

Fourth Semester (Spring)

MAC 123

Numerical Control III

2

3

3

MAC 250

Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing

2

3

3

MAC 297

Co-op Education or Technical Elective

0

15

3

MAC 241

Advanced Machinery Procedures I

2

3

3

EEE

1*General Education Elective

3

0

3

Total

9

24

15

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.

Footnotes*

  1. General education electives may be selected from courses in English, psychology, political science, economics, sociology, or humanities.

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.


Gainful Employment Report - Machinist - Diploma

Last updated: 2/17/2014 4:07:02 PM