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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization
Associate of Applied Science AN

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as a mechanical engineering technician or for transfer to a four-year college to seek a bachelor’s degree. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year degree program must see a faculty advisor prior to selecting courses. Occupational objectives include mechanical draftsman, engineering technician, research and development technician, engineering equipment inspector, engineering plant operator or estimator.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CSC 100 Introduction to Computing or 2-3
  ETR  106  Basic Program Applied to Electrical/Electronic Calculations  
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16-17
2nd Semester
5___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
CAD 152 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 4
MEC 112 Processes of Industry 3
MEC 118 Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
4PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting & Design II 4
EGR 130 Statics & Strength of Materials 5
MEC 265 Fluid Mechanics 3
4PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
PHY 201 General College Physics I 4
Total   17
4th Semester
CAD 203 Computer Aided Drafting & Design III 3
6CIV 210 CIV  210  Structural Systems or Technical Elective 4-5
7CST CST    Elective 3
MEC 210 Machine Design 3
PHY 202 General College Physics II 4
Total   17-18
Total credits for the Mechanical Engineering Technlogy Specialization=67-69

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

2 MTH 163-164, 6 cr., may be substituted for MTH 166.

3 Students 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 The social science elective may be selected from the 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.

7The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.