Mechanical Technology - Machine Tool (A.A.S.)

Study mechanical technology at JCC

The Mechanical Technology degree with a machine tool concentration at Jamestown Community College prepares you for employment in mechanical or manufacturing technology. Graduates can pursue roles such as
machine tool or CNC operator, CNC programmer, industrial laboratory technician, inspector, production technician, and CAD operator.

While at JCC, you’ll develop a broad range of skills in math, physics, and mechanical technology. You can choose either the machine tool concentration or the design concentration to complete the degree. The machine tool concentration features courses in machine tools, manufacturing drawing, and metallurgy. You’ll focus on learning how to operate machine tools to produce metal parts and tools for manufacturing needs.

2019 median pay for machinists and tool and die makers: $45,750/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Mechanical technology skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Design for strength and deflection resistance the basic mechanical components of a system.
  • Analyze a thermodynamic or fluid system using the zeroth, first, and second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Participate in and contribute to a formal design/manufacturing cycle.  
  • Create industrially acceptable CAD documentation of a product design.
  • Generate a correct machining process for the manual production of a basic mechanical component.
  • Recognize the basic manufacturing processes, and be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each process.
  • Write CNC programs to machine a basic part on a mill or lathe as is appropriate.
  • Use computer software to present concepts, obtain, and analyze information.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 1590: College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher)

4
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

4

MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operations

3

MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling

3

PHY 1250: Technical Physics I

4
  • To complete the program in four semesters, students must start in the fall semester at the appropriate level of mathematics.
  • Students with the appropriate mathematical background may opt for MAT 1600 or MAT 1710.
  • Students with the appropriate background may opt for PHY 1610 or PHY 1710.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

INT 1555: Inquire

2

MCT 1280: Computer Numerical Control with Machine Tools

3

MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II

3

MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing and GD&T

4

MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling

3

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MCT 2280: Advanced CNC Programming

3

MCT 2300: Machine Tool Technology III

3

WLD 2370: Metallurgy

3

ENG 1510: College Composition I

3
JCC:Diverse Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology or

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory or

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: College Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

MCT 2420: Manufacturing Processes

3
JCC:Values and Ethics

MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology

2

MCT 2410: Computer Aided Manufacturing

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory or

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology or

HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 or

HIS 1520: World History since 1500

3
JCC:Global Perspectives
  • Apply for graduation.