NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Science Degree AL, 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.

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 those courses in the program that are intended to be transferred for credit to a baccalaureate degree-granting college/university.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

CHM111College Chemistry I or
   CHM 126 College Chemistry for Engineers
   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 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1618

Second Year1st Sem2nd Sem3rd Sem.

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

Total Credits/Semester1415-1615-18

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

1 For students planning to transfer to GMU, GWU or UMD, CHM 126 is recommended.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 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 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 EGR 206 (2 credits) required at VPI and desirable elsewhere.

6 EGR 251 can be substituted for EGR 246.

7 Humanities electives may be chosen from ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPD, or foreign languages.

* 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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