NVCC 1997-1998 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
   ETR 106 Basic Prog. Applied to
   Electrical/Electronic Calculations
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH166Precalculus with Trigonometry5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ARC122Architecture Drafting II  3
   DRF231Computer Aided Drafting I  3
   DRF245Electronic Drafting  2
___Social Science Elective  3
   SPDElective  3
___Technical Elective  3

Total Credits/Semester15-1618

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ARC133Materials/Methods of Constr. I3
   DRF232Computer Aided Drafting II3
EGR115Engineering Graphics2
   EGR130Statics & Strengths of
   Materials for Egr. Tech.5
___Social Science Elective3
CIV115Civil Engineering Drafting 3
CIV201Suburban Development 3
CIV210Structural Systems 
   or Technical Elective 4-5
MEC118Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
___Technical Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1616-17

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

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 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 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.

4 Technical electives may be selected from ARC, CIV, DRF, EGR, ETR, or PHY prefixes. MEC 210 (which is offered only on Annandale Campus) may also be selected. Approval of your advisor is required.

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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