NEW! Precision Machining Program at PHCC
Patrick Henry Community College has partnered with Danville Community College to offer a Diploma (80 credits) in Precision Machining. This diploma can be evolve into an associate’s degree or be used to transfer into a manufacturing engineering program. This career field is quickly growing in our region and students that complete the program can find well over 100 job openings within a 75 mile radius. The average starting pay is approximately $20.00 per hour and can go up from there depending on the job and location.
Students will come to PHCC for the first three semester's and be enrolled in two Career Studies Certificates. During their time at PHCC, they will have the opportunity to earn 4 industry credentials and possibly more. After their summer semester, students can then transfer to Danville Community College to continue their training in CNC Mill Operations and earn a Diploma In Precision Machine Technology.
Students who attend the 3 semesters at PHCC with have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
- OSHA 10 Industrial Safety
- National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) Measurement, Materials, and Safety
- Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
- CNC Lathe Operations
- CNC Mill Operations
Lecture Lab Course
Hours Hours Credits
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ENG 115 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
MAC 101 Machine Shop I 5 9 8
MTH 111 Basic Technical Math 3 0 3
SAF 130 Shop Safety (OSHA 10) 1 0 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total 16 9 19
MAC 102 Machine Shop II 4 9 7
MAC 121 Numerical Control I 2 3 3
CAD 231 Computer Aided Drafting 2 3 3
MAC 116 Machinist Handbook 2 0 2
ITE 115 Survey of Computer Software 2 0 3
Total 12 15 18
MAC 221 Adv Machine Tool Operations I 4 9 7
MAC 127 Adv. CNC Programing 3 0 3
Total 7 9 10
After successful completion of the second semester students will receive the Machining Technician Career Studies Certificate. Students will also have the opportunity to earn their OSHA 10 Industrial Safety Certification, National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) certification in Measurement, Materials and Safety as well as Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout.
After successful completion of the third semester students will receive the CNC Lathe Operator Career Studies Certificate. Students will have the opportunity to earn during the summer semester the NIMS CNC Lathe Operations certificate and the CNC Mill operator certificate.
Interested students should contact:
Precision Machining Instructor