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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science AL, AN

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Drafting technology fields.

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ARC 123 Architectural Graphics I 3
1CIV 171 Surveying I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ETR 106 Basic Programming Applied to Electrical/
Electronic Calculations or
  CSC  110  Intro. to Computing  
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16-17
2nd Semester
ARC 133 Construction Methodology & Procedures I 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 4
5MEC 112 Processes of Industry 3
6MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
1CIV 210 Structural Systems 5
7CST Elective 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 2
EGR 130 Statics and Strength of Materials 5
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
ARC 124 Architectural Graphics II 3
CAD 140 Technical Drawing 3
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting & Design II 4
5MEC 118 Automated Manufacturing Technology 3
9PHY 201 General College Physics I 4
Total   17
Total credits for the Engineering Technology A.A.S.=67-68

1 CIV classes are offered only on the Alexandria campus.

2 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 205, 216 or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 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.

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

5 MEC courses are offered only on the Annandale campus.

6 MTH 163-164, Precalculus I-II, may be substituted for MTH 166.

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

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

9 Individuals planning to transfer to a Mechanical Engineering Technology baccalaureate program should take PHY 201-202.