2022-2023 Course Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog

Precision Machining Technology, (DIPL)

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Program Info

This curriculum provides training in machine shop operations, materials, & manufacturing processes.

Minimum credits: 80
Length: 2 years (5 semesters)

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Diploma
Plan Code: 958 CIP Code: 48.0599


Program Description

The Diploma in Precision Machining Technology provides training in machine shop operation, materials, and manufacturing processes. This program prepares students for careers as skilled machinists with coursework in the care and use of tools and machines, working to proper tolerances, technical drafting, computer numerical control programming, CAD-CAM training, metallurgy, tool making, jig and fixture design, precision measurements, and leadership development.

Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate competency in the following:

  • Ability to operate machine shop equipment: Lathes, mills, grinders, and drills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints per industry standards.
  • Ability to process and plan a piece part through the lab until completion.
  • CNC machine tool operation and programming.
  • CAM design and manufacturing.

Industry Certifications: NIMS

Program Integration: Graduates may continue into the third-year capstone program in CNC Flow Cell at the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining in order to qualify for higher-level and management positions in the field.

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