NVCC 2000-2001 Catalog
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Drafting Specialization AN  

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide individuals with skills, knowledge, and techniques to obtain employment as a drafter in any of the many architectural or engineering firms and other organizations requiring drafting and design professionals. This degree offers a broad range of drafting experiences. With technical electives each individual is offered the opportunity to emphasize a particular drafting area of interest.

Internships are available through Cooperative Education and students are encouraged to participate to complement academic preparation.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ARC121Architectural Drafting I3
   CSC110Introduction to Computing or
   ETR106 Basic Prog. Applied to
   Electrical/Electronic Calculations2-3
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH166Precalculus with Trigonometry5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ARC122Architecture Drafting II 3
   DRF201Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 4
   DRF245Electronic Drafting 2
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPDElective 3
___Technical Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester15-1619

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ARC133Materials/Methods of Constr. I3
   DRF202Computer Aided Drafting & Design II4
EGR115Engineering Graphics2
   EGR130Statics & Strength of Materials5
CIV115Civil Engineering Drafting 3
CIV201Suburban Development 3
CIV210Structural Systems or Tech. Elec. 4-5
MEC118Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
___Technical Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1716-17

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology with a Specialization in Drafting = 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 MTH 163-164, 6 cr, may be substituted for MTH 166.

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, 207, 208, 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 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.

4 Technical electives may be selected from ARC, CIV, DRF, or ETR prefixes. MEC 210 (which is offered only on Annandale Campus) may also be selected.

5 DRF 151 may be substituted for EGR 115.

6 CIV 115 and CIV 201 are offered only on the Alexandria campus.

7 MEC 118 is offered only on the Annandale campus.

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