NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AN  

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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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CSC110Introduction to Computing or
   ETR106 Basic Prog. Applied to
   Electrical/Electronic Calculations2-3
EGR115Engineering Graphics2
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH166Precalculus with Trigonometry5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   DRF152Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II 3
   DRF201Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 4
MEC112Processes of Industry 3
MEC118Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester14-1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   DRF202Computer Aided Drafting & Design II4
   EGR130Statics & Strength of Materials5
MEC265Fluid Mechanics3
PHY201General College Physics I4
___Social Science Elective3
CIV210Structural Systems or 
   Technical Elective 4-5
   DRF233Computer Aided Drafting III 3
MEC210Machine Design 3
PHY202General College Physics II 4
   SPDElective 3

Total Credits/Semester1917-18

Total credits for A.A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology with a Specialization in Mechanical Engineering Technology = 67-69.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 DRF 151 may be substituted for EGR 115.

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

3 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, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 MEC classes are offered only on the Annandale campus.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Students planning to transfer should consider taking a two-semester sequence of a social science.

6 Individuals planning to transfer to a Mechanical Engineering Technology baccalaureate program should take PHY 201 and 202. CIV 210 is offered only on the Alexandria Campus.

7 Technical electives may be selected from ARC, CIV, DRF, or ETR prefixes.

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