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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Science Degree
Offered through AN

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 the 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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4
EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
2nd Semester
EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
1PHY 231 General University Physics I 5
Total   17
3rd Semester
5CST Elective 3
EGR 240 Solid Mechanics (Statics) 3
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
1MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
7EGR Elective 2-3
EGR 245 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
8EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials 3
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
1PHY 232 General University Physics II 5
Total   16-17
Total credits for the Engineering A.S.=67-68

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as fulfilled, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

2 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to requirements of the transfer institution.

5 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, or CST 229.

6 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

7 EGR 206 (2 credits) required at Virginia Tech and desirable elsewhere.

8 May substitute EGR 251.

The following courses are not required for the A.S. degree. However, completion of them in addition to the degree requirements listed may be desirable for transfer as a junior in engineering. Consult the requirements of the transfer institution.

CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4
9EGR ___ Elective 2-3
MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 291 Differential Equations 3
10MTH 292 Topics in Differential Equations 3

9 Given the increase interest in the multidiscipline engineering field of Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineers may want to consider taking some of the Electric Engineering courses (EGR 251, EGR 252, EGR 255, EGR 265) and Electrical Engineering may want to consider taking of the Mechanical Engineer courses (EGR 240, EGR 245 EGR 246. Both Mechanical Engineer and Electrical Engineering may also want to consider EGR 206, especially if they are interested In System Engineering.

10 MTH 292 not recommended for students who plan to transfer to GMU.