NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Associate in Science Degree AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in engineering fields such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautical engineering, and naval architecture/marine engineering.

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, 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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

CHM111College Chemistry I or
   CHM126 College Chemistry for Engineers4
   EGR120Introduction to Engineering2
   ENG111College Composition I3
   MTH173Calculus with Analytic Geom. I5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
EGR126Computer Programming for Engineers 3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   MTH174Calculus with Analytic Geom. II 5
   PHY241University Physics I or 
   PHY231 General University Physics I 4-5
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1618-19

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester

   EGR140Engineering Mechanics - Statics3
   MTH277Vector Calculus4
__Social Science Elective3
EGRElective 2-3
   EGR245Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
EGR246Mechanics of Materials 3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
   PHY242University Physics II or 
   PHY232 General University Physics II 4-5
   CHM112College Chemistry II  4*
EGRElective  2-3*
   MTH285Linear Algebra  3*
   MTH291Differential Equations  3*
   MTH292Topics in Differential Equations  3*

Total Credits/Semester1415-1715-16

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Engineering = 63-66.

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 For students planning to transfer to GMU, GWU, or UMD, CHM 126 is recommended. CHM 111 is required for VA Tech.

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 Or substitute CSC 201 (4 cr.).

4 Must include one semester of history (American or Western Civilization) plus a second semester of history, economics, psychology, or sociology.

5 The SPD elective may be selected from the following: SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, and SPD 229.

6 EGR 206 (2 credits) required at VPI and desirable elsewhere.

7 EGR 251 can be substituted for EGR 246.

8 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

* These courses are not required for the A.S. degree; however, completion of them is desirable for transfer as a junior in Engineering. Consult the requirements of your transfer institution.

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