Workforce Development

PHCC offers short-term programs to serve employers, individuals seeking career training, and lifelong learners looking for engaging ways to enrich their lives, including:

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
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

First Semester

 

 

 

DRF 160

 

Mach. Blueprint Reading

3

0

3

ENG 115

 

Technical Report Writing I

3

0

3

MAC 101

 

Machine Shop I

5

9

8

MTH 111

 

Basic Tech. Math I

3

0

3

SAF 130

SDV 100                                          

 

Shop Safety

College Success Skills

1

1

0

0

1

1

Total

 

 

16

9

19

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Second Semester

 

 

 

MAC 102

 

Machine Shop II

4

9

7

MAC 121

 

Numerical Control I

2

3

3

CAD 231

MAC 116

 

Computer Aided Drafting I

Machinist Handbook

2

2

3

0

3

2

ITE 115

 

Survey of Computer
Software Applications

2

 

0

 

3

 

 

Total

 

 

12

15

18

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

Summer Term I

 

 

 

MAC 221

 

Adv. Machine Tool Operations I

4

9

7

MAC 127

 

Advanced CNC Programming

3

0

3

Total

 

 

7

9

10

 

Interested students should contact: 
Justin Durden
Precision Machining Instructor 
276-656-0283

 

 

 

276-656-0260;