• Patrick Henry Community College offers several career specific programs that include Motorsports Technology, Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.

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

    Motorsports Academy

    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:

    MTS 125: Motorsports Technology I:
    Introduces the student to the various systems of the racecar. Focuses on the inter-related functions and the theoretical concepts of the high performance race engine. Emphasizes hands-on skills with identification and installation of component parts of a race engine.

    MAC 161: Machine Shop Practices I:
    Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines.

    MTS 130: Motorsports Structural Technology:
    Introduces the student to the basic design and fabrication of a racecar. Develops skills for the use of the tools, equipment, and materials in the production of a racecar. Emphasizes safety, accuracy, and aesthetics of the racecar and the work environment.

    MTS 131: Motorsports Structural Technology II:
    Introduces the student to the design and fabrication of a roll cage. Develops skills in the use or tools, equipment, and materials selection to bend, form, and fabricate the primary structural safety component. Emphasizes NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies’ specifications.

    Cyber Security Academy

    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

    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.

    Criminal Justice Academy

    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.

    IDEA Academy

    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, PLC’s, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Design, and Machining.  This is a hands on intensive program where students may be asked to design build and troubleshoot products.

    YEAR 1:

    SDV 100 – College Survival Skills
    Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students.

    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  130–Industrial Safety- OSHA10:
    Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workforce. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).

    IND 160- Introduction to Robotics
    Studies evolution and history of robotics with an emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Presents advantages and limitations of present robot systems.

    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. 

    ELE 156- Electrical Control Systems
    Includes troubleshooting and servicing electrical controls, electric motors, motor starters, relays, overloads, instruments and control circuits.

    YEAR 2:

    EGR 110- Engineering Graphics
    Presents theories and principles of orthographic projection. Studies Multiview, pictorial drawings and sketches, geometric construction, sectioning, lettering, tolerancing, dimensioning and auxiliary projections. Studies the analysis and graphic presentation of space relationships of fundamental geometric elements; elements, points, lines, planes and solids. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting.

    ELE 233 Programmable Logic Controller Systems
    Teachers operating and programming of programmable logic controllers. Covers analog and digital interfacing and communication schemes as they apply to system.

    MEC 119- Introduction to Basic CNC and CAM
    Teaches the basic concepts of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming of Numerical Control Machinery with emphasis on Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)/ Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Program writing procedures will be based on using the following: basic G-code programming language for CNC machinery. CAD/CAM programming systems to produce correct code for CNC Machinery, basic computer usage, CAD/CAM integration, and Code-to-machine transfer via Distributive Numeric Control (DNC).

    IND 250- Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, Machining Center Integration Quality Control, Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software.