NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree 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.

Recommended Preparation: Two years of high school algebra and geometry.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CSC110Introduction to Computing or
   ETR 106 Basic Prog. Applied to
   Electrical/Electronic Calculations2-3
EGR115Engineering Graphics2
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH166Precalculus with Trigonometry5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   DRF152Engineering Draw. Fund. II 3
   DRF231Computer Aided Drafting I 3
MEC112Processes of Industry 3
MEC118Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester14-1516

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   DRF232Computer Aided Drafting II3
   EGR130Statics and Strength of Materials5
MEC265Fluid Mechanics3
PHY201General College Physics I4
___Social Science Elective3
   DRF233Computer Aided Drafting III 3
MEC210Machine Design 3
PHY202General College Physics II 4
   ___SPD Elective 3
CIV210Structural Systems 
   or Technical Elective 4-5

Total Credits/Semester1817-18

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology = 65-67.

1 DRF 151 may be substituted for EGR 115.

2 MTH 163-164 Precalculus I-II, 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 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.

4 MEC classes are offered only on the Annandale campus.

5 Social science courses 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.

7 Technical electives may be chosen from ARC, CIV, DRF, EGR, ETR, MEC, or PHY with permission of your advisor. CIV 210 is offered only on the Alexandria Campus.

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