2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Precision Machining Technology Certificate

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PURPOSE: 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. (NIMS) with the opportunity to earn Level I industry credentials for manual and CNC.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Calculate and interpret linear and micrometer measurements relevant to machining operations.
  2. Earn nationally-recognized Level One Materials, Measurement, and Safety (MMS) credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
  3. Earn nationally-recognized Level One Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
  4. Write procedures using terminology and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to produce numerical control code for machines.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 40


1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2Related Career Studies Certificates (CSC) – Basic Precision Machining Technology and Computer Numerical Control

3Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

4Courses noted as Fall only, Spring only or Summer only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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