2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies, AAS

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in technical fields including CAD, electricity, HVAC, machining, mechanical maintenance, and welding. This degree is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete.  Although the purpose of an AAS degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAS major.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection.  More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

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. Work-based learning is a required component of the program. Students without current or recent related work experience are responsible for securing their own internships, assisted by JTCC faculty. Students with current or recent work experience are responsible for working with the faculty advisor to secure appropriate documentation.

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

  1. Exhibit the knowledge and skills to safely perform laboratory duties and recognize safety issues, in accordance with OSHA standards. 
  2. Apply principles and techniques of quality engineering for management, design, production, and assurance of quality. 
  3. Collaborate effectively in teams to improve quality and productivity. 
  4. Explain the application of liquids, gases, solids, metrics, mechanics, forces, simple machines, heat, light, sound, and nuclear energy in industrial engineering processes. 
  5. Install mechanical components according to the manufacturer’s specifications, with regard to spacing alignment, tension, torque, and size. (Students pursuing the Mechanical Maintenance track.) 
  6. Show effective teamwork, communication, and introductory fabrication skills. (Students pursuing the Welding track.) 

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-62


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

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

Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler Community College ITE 115 Test Challenge Exam.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

The SAF 130  class will be waived with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required.

Students pursuing a track in CAD & Modeling, Electricity, Mechanical Maintenance or Machining must take MTH 111. Students pursuing a track in HVAC or Welding may take either MTH course.

The technical track courses must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor.

To determine eligibility for a track-related Career Studies Certificate (CSC), students should consult their faculty advisor.

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

Students pursuing the welding track should meet with their faculty advisor regarding the best Restricted Technical Elective to take.

Technical Track Courses:

Mechanical Maintenance Track: 23 Credits

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