Engineering

Occupation Opportunities
Mechanical Engineer
Automated Manufacturing Technician
Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Certification Opportunities
Workplace Readiness Skills

Credits for this Program Include:
Manufacturing Systems I (1 Credit)
Manufacturing Systems II (1 Credit)
Materials and Processes (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes
Strong mathematics ability

Hull Street Campus

This honors-level course provides an orientation to careers in various fields of manufacturing and engineering. Emphasis will be placed on manufacturing systems, safety, materials, production, business concepts, and the manufacturing process. Students participate in individual and team activities to create products that demonstrate critical elements of manufacturing. Students also focus on physical materials and processes as they fabricate usable products and conduct experiments. Learning experiences include career analysis as well as the use of tools and equipment related to analysis, testing, and processing of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, and composite materials. As a continuation of this course, it is recommended for students to take Mechatronics and Robotics after successfully completing Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing.

Because this program is offered in partnership with John Tyler Community College (JTCC), students must meet the College’s eligibility requirements to start and maintain placement in the program. Students attend JTCC according to the College’s semester calendars. Transportation is provided by the schools system to CCTC and JTCC; however, at times, students will need to provide their own transportation.

Occupation Opportunities
Mechanical Engineer
Automated Manufacturing Technician
Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Certification Opportunities
NOCTI: Mechatronics One Exam

Credits for this Program Include:
Mechatronics I (1 Credit)
Mechatronics II (1 Credit)
Industrial Robotics Technology (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes
Strong mathematics ability
Dual enrollment credits available pending eligibility through ECPI University.

Hull Street Campus

This honors-level program explores an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science. This course provides a depth and breadth of the basic skills required in today’s automated manufacturing environment. Students will examine career fields, build circuits, and use principles of physics to analyze basic electronic and robotic components. This course leads to industry certification options to further validate their mastery of related skills.

It is recommended for students to take Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing after successfully completing Mechatronics and Robotics.

Occupation Opportunities
Precision Machinist
Manufacturing Engineer
Tool and Die Machinist

Certification Opportunities
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Precision Machining Career Studies Certificate

Credits for this Program Include:
Year 1: PMT I (3 Credits)
Year 2: PMT II (3 Credits)

Required Prerequisite
Algebra 1
Geometry
Meets JTCC Dual Enrollment eligibility standards

Preferred Aptitudes
Analytical Skills
Manual Dexterity
Computer Application Skills
Physical Stamina
Mechanical Skills

Held at JTCC Chester Campus

Precision Machining Technology (PMT), for students in grades 11 and 12, is a college-level, tuition-free, two-year, concurrent dual enrollment program offered by Chesterfield Career & Technical Center (CCTC) and John Tyler Community College (JTCC) in Chester. Precision machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and manually-controlled machines used to turn, mill, drill, and grind metals and other materials into parts and tools. These parts, shaped and sized with precision, are used in the assembly of planes, trains, and automobiles, furniture, jewelry, cell phones, and just about any other imaginable manufactured product. The same machines are also used to make unique manufacturing machine tools an other specialized tools like medical and dental instruments. PMT prepares students for advanced manufacturing careers that are high-wage, high-tech and in high demand!