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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Electrical Engineering Specialization
Associate of Science Degree AN

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to permit the student to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in Electrical Engineering (EE). All B.S.E.E. degree-granting colleges/universities require specific preparation in the sophomore year for EE majors.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: High school courses: 4 units of English, 2 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry, 1 unit of trigonometry, and 1 unit of laboratory science (chemistry or physics).

Completion Requirements: Grades of C and above are required in courses intended to be transferred for credit to a baccalaureate degree-granting college/university.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4
EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 173 Calculus/Analytic Geometry I 5
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
3EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 174 Calculus/Analytic Geometry II 5
PHY 231 General University Physics I 5
Total   16
3rd Semester
7___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
5CST CST    Elective 3
6EGR 240 Solid Mechanics (Statics) 3
EGR 251 Basic Electric Circuits I 3
MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4
1PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   17
4th Semester
8    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 6
7___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
EGR 252 Basic Electric Circuits II 3
EGR 255 Electric Circuits Laboratory 1
PHY 232 General University Physics II 5
Total   18
Total credits for the Electrical Engineering Specialization=67

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 may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 CSC 201 should be substituted for EGR 126 for transfer to GMU.

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

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

6 EGR 265 may be substituted for EGR 240.

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

8 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.
The following courses are not required for the Electrical Engineering Specialization; however, completion of them may be desirable for transferas a junior in Engineering. Consult the requirements of your transfer institution.

  • 9EGR Elective 2-3
  • EGR 265 Digital Elec. & Logic Design 4
  • MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3
  • MTH 291 Differential Equations 3
  • 10MTH 292 Topics in Differential Equations 3

9 EGR 206 (2 credits) required at Va. Tech and desirable elsewhere. EGR 266 is required for EE curriculum at most universities.

10 MTH 292 not recommended for students who plan to transfer to GMU.