May 18, 2024  

Machine Technology Fundamentals II CSC

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G3 Eligible Program: The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. For more information, visit  

Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college coursework considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.

Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.

This career studies certificate leads to technician-level employment in the machining or manufacturing industry. This curriculum provides advanced training in numerical control, machine blueprint reading, and the technology of machining.  Upon completion of the career studies certificate, students are employable as machinists (manual), entry-level CNC machine operators, machinist mechanics, conventional machinists, manufacturing planners, production operators, metal fabricators, and machinist apprentices.


First Semester (Fall)

Total: 8 credits

Total: 9 Credits

Total Credits: 17