Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as a mechanical engineering technician. Occupational objectives include mechanical draftsman, engineering technician, research and development technician, engineering equipment inspector, engineering plant operator, or estimator.
Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.
1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
2 May substitute MTH 163-164, (6 cr.).
3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
4 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.
5 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Students planning to transfer should consider taking HIS 101-102 or HIS 111-112.
6 CIV courses are offered only on the Alexandria Campus. Technical electives may be selected from ARC, CIV, CAD, or ETR prefixes.
7 Select the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.