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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Discontinued Program FA 2011

Associate of Applied Science Degree AN

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare persons for employment in the computer, telecommunications, and other industries with a significant electronics component. Occupational objectives include entry-level opportunities in the computer, telecommunications, radio and television, electronics, metrology, and industrial control fields with positions involving activities such as research and development, laboratory support, electronics equipment fabrication or repair, and field test support.

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 faculty advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation:  Successful completion of high school algebra and geometry.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ETR 113 DC & AC Fundamentals I 4
ETR 167 Logic Circuits and Systems I 4
MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2SDV SDV    Elective 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
ENG 115 Technical Writing or ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ETR 107 Programming Appl. for ELE/ETR Calculations 4
ETR 114 DC & AC Fundamentals II 4
ETR 144 Devices & Applications II 4
3MTH 271 Applied Calculus I 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
5    Social Science Elective 3
4CST CST    Elective 3
ETR 250 Solid State Circuits or 4
ETR 285 Fundamentals of Microcomputer Repair or ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 4-3
1PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   15-14
4th Semester
6    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5    Social Science Elective 3
ETR 261 Microprocessor Application I or ETR 159 Microcomputer Peripherals 4
ITN 101 Intro to Network Concepts 3
PHY 201 College Physics I 4
Total   17
Total credits for the Computer and Electronics Technology A.A.S.=67-68

1 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.

2 Students can take SDV 100 College Success Skills or the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

3 MTH 173 may be substituted for MTH 271.

4 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

6 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.