• PHCC CTE Courses 

    Patrick Henry Community College offers several career specific programs that include Motorsports Technology, Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. Students interested in these courses must submit a written request to the principal who will work collaboratively with PHCC instructors to develop a student schedule incorporating high school/PHCC course offerings.

    Enrollment in Dual Enrollment Classes is contingent upon a student achieving all of the following by May 1:  qualifying scores on a PHCC placement tests and acceptance in the course by the college.  Course availability is based on the number of credentialed instructors and student enrollment.



    YEAR 1:

    AUT 111 Automotive Engines I: Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Part I of II.

    MTS 135 Sheet Metal Fabrication: Introduces sheet metal terminology, fabrication, and installation for covering structural framework of race cars. Provides project oriented, problem-based experiences with equipment and machinery used in the Motorsports Industry.

    AUT 112 Automotive Engines II: Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Part II of II.

    MTS 120 Introduction to Motorsports Technology: Introduces the student to a survey of the Motorsports Industry. Explores the student to a broad overview of the industry, terminology and technology associated with developing a competition racecar.

    YEAR 2:

    AUT 113 Cylinder Block Service I: Studies basic cylinder block reconditioning, including boring, resleeving, line-boring and deck resurfacing. Includes repair techniques for damaged block and cylinder head castings to include cold welding, brazing, welding and epoxy.

    MEC 112 Process of Industry: Analyzes the processes of manufacturing products from materials for industry/engineering. Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, chipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.

    AUT 114 Cylinder Head Service II: Studies cylinder head reconditioning, including valve seat grinding, refacing valves, servicing valve guides, valve seat inserts, cutting for valve seals and spring, thread repair and resurfacing mating surfaces.

    MTS 295 Topics In: Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.



    ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts: Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.

    ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems: Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces.

    ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting: Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components.

    ITN I54 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) - Cisco: Provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router configuration.



    YEAR 1:

    ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice: Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components--law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections.

    ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation: Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene search, collecting, handling and preserving of evidence.

    ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System: Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the right of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends.

    ADJ 237 Advanced Criminal Investigations: Introduces specialized tools and scientific aids used in criminal investigation. Applies investigative techniques to specific situations and preparation of trial evidence.

    YEAR 2:

    ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional: Examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the criminal justice system, including those in policing, courts and corrections. Focuses on some of the specific ethical choices that must be made by the criminal justice professional.

    ADJ 130 Introduction to Criminal Law: Surveys the general principles of American criminal law, the elements of major crimes, and the basic steps of prosecution procedure.

    ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I: Teaches the principles of organization and administration of law enforcement agencies. Studies the management of line operations, staff and auxiliary services, investigative and juvenile units. Introduces the concept of data processing; examines policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to crime prevention. Surveys concepts of protection of life and property, detection of offenses, and apprehension of offenders.

    ADJ 131 Legal Evidence: Surveys the identification, degrees, and admissibility of evidence for criminal prosecution; examines pre-trial and trial procedures as they pertain to the rules of evidence.



    The IDEA Academy will provide students a project based learning approach to solving Engineering problems. This program will offer students the opportunity to gain college credits and certifications in a multitude of pathways. Students who complete the two year sequence will have completed at PHCC 30% of the General Engineering Technologies program, 60% Advanced Manufacturing, 57% Industrial Electronics CSC, 100% MSSC- CPT Industry credential.  This pathway incorporates several different areas of study including Mechatronics, Robotics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Design, and Machining.  This is a hands on intensive program where students may be asked to design and build products, then evaluate and test the products for quality. The IDEA Academy is a part of a National Science Foundation grant and students may have the opportunity to participate in some of the grant activities.

    SDV 108 – College Survival Skills: Provides and orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, careers and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal; relations, competence, and improved self-concept.  Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses.

    MEC 140 – Intro to Mechatronics: Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems.  Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits. 

    SAF 126 – Principles of Industrial Safety: Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accidental causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment, and general safety principles and promotion.

    ELE 246 – Industrial Robotics Programming: Introduces industrial robotics and their programming for repetitive manufacturing systems.  Includes the design of software that ensures safe operation and programming of both on- and off-line robot operations.  This course is cross-listed with IND 246.  Credit will not be awarded for both. 

    MEC 165 – Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydrostatics : Teaches fluid power system design, operation, testing, maintenance and repair.  Includes reservoirs, pump connecting valves, cylinders, pressure regulating valves, flow control valves, hydraulic motors, and introduction to basic hydrostatic hydraulic systems.

    MEC 155 – Mechanisms: Studies the purpose and actions of cams, gear trains, levers, and other mechanical devices used to transmit control.  Focuses on motion, linkages, velocities, and acceleration of points within a link mechanism; layout method for designing cams and gear grain.  Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports. 

    IND 125 – Installation and Preventive Maintenance: Studies practices in the installation of machinery, including mounting, grouting, leveling, and alignment.  Examines methods of preventive maintenance including inspection, scheduled maintenance, controls, record keeping, repair parts stocking, and safety considerations.

    MEC 112 – Processes of Industry: Analyzes the processes of manufacturing products from materials for industry/engineering.  Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, chipless machining, and welding.  Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.

    IND 101 – Quality Assurance Technology I: Studies principles and techniques of quality engineering for the management, design, engineering economic, production, and assurance of quality.  Emphasizes fundamentals of total quality assurance for product and process control.  May include design review, fundamentals of statistics procurement control, sampling and control chart systems, quality reporting, process capability analysis, tool and gauge control, document control, or troubleshooting quality control.