Precision Machining Technology

Precision Machining Technology (PMT), for students in grades 11 and 12, is a college-level, tuition-free, two-year, concurrent 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!

Held at JTCC Chester Campus

Two Years

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


JTCC Dual Enrollment eligible

Preferred Aptitudes

Analytical Skills

Manual Dexterity

Computer Application Skills

Physical Stamina

Mechanical Skills

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 academic calendars. Transportation is provided by the schools system to CCTC and JTCC; however, at times, students will need to provide their own transportation.