Degree programs in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades are administered by the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services. For additional information on these programs, please contact the Division: 804.706.5121 (Chester Campus, Godwin Hall, G108) or 804.594.1480 (Midlothian Campus, Hamel Hall, H206).
The Advanced Manufacturing Management career studies certificate is offered as professional development certificate for those already working in the advanced manufacturing field. This certificate offers coursework that exposes the student to business processes, teamwork, and quality assurance techniques.
The Machining Technology Program is a program that prepares students for immediate work in the field of machining. Graduates may enter the field in such positions as machine tool operators, CNC operators, and CNC programmers. After further study, graduates may continue their education and on the job training to acquire an apprenticeship and become journeyman level machinist. Students can earn nationally recognized credentials through NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills). Metalworking companies may use the credentials as a basis for recruiting, hiring, placement and promotion.
The Mechanical Engineering Tech, Mechatronics Technician Specialization is a two-year applied degree program that prepares students to work as technicians in the field of mechanical-electrical manufacturing. Graduates will be able to specify maintenance processes, solve problems in fabrication, and troubleshoot mechanical processes.
The Mechanical Maintenance program is a career studies certificate that provides mechanical maintenance basics, and prepares students for company-specific training.
The Building Construction Certificate Program is a one-year certificate program that prepares students as construction inspector, construction supervisor, or Residential CAD Designer, materials testing technician. Students may gain certifications in Autodesk Certified AutoCAD User Exam. A student may earn this certificate while also completing the Architectural Engineering Technology associate of applied science degree.
The Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling Program is a career studies certificate that prepares students for immediate work in architectural, mechanical and civil firms. Instruction is provided in three tracks architectural, civil and mechanical including the following software: AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Microstation, and Inventor. Students may obtain certification as an Autodesk Certified User of AutoCAD, Revit or Inventor.
The Geographic Information Systems degree is an applied degree program that prepares students for immediate entry employment to edit and prepare maps with data using ArcGIS software. Students may gain certifications through the Autodesk Certified AutoCAD User Exams.
The Surveying program is a career studies certificate which provides students with skills and knowledge of horizontal and vertical surveys for entry level employment in a surveying firm. The program also includes instruction in the use of computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD, Microstation and ArcGIS. Students may gain certifications through the Autodesk Certified AutoCAD User Exams.
Careers in the Skilled Trades offer workers many ways to use their minds and their hands to earn a good living. Most of the Career Studies Certificate programs listed below may take as little time as two semesters of coursework. Students who wish to improve their upward mobility at work, increase their skills, and broaden their academic knowledge base may wish to continue on to complete an AAS in Technical Studies or Electrical Engineering Technology.
MajorsCareer and Technical Programs
- Advanced Manufacturing Management, CSC
- Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AAS
- Basic Precision Machining Technology, CSC
- Building Construction Certificate
- Computer Numerical Control, CSC
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling, CSC
- Electrical Engineering Technology, AAS
- Electricity, CSC
- Energy Technology, CSC
- Heating and Air Conditioning, CSC
- Industrial Electricity, CSC
- Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS
- Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Specialization, AAS
- Mechanical Maintenance, CSC
- Precision Machining Technology Certificate
- Residential Electricity, CSC
- Surveying and Geographic Information Systems, CSC
- Technical Studies, AAS
- Welding Certificate
- Welding, CSC