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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science
Offered through AL, AN

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or drafting technology fields.

Transfer Information:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ARC 123 Architectural Graphics I 3
1CIV 171 Surveying I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ETR 106 Basic Programming Applied to Electrical/
Electronic Calculations or
  CSC  110  Intro. to Computing  
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16-17
2nd Semester
ARC 133 Construction Methodology and Procedures I 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 4
5MEC 112 Processes of Industry 3
6MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
1CIV 210 Structural Systems 5
7CST Elective 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 2
EGR 130 Statics and Strength of Materials 5
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
ARC 124 Architectural Graphics II 3
CAD 140 Technical Drawing 3
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting and Design II 4
5MEC 118 Automated Manufacturing Technology 3
9PHY 201 General College Physics I 4
Total   17
Total credits for the Engineering Technology A.A.S.=67-68

1 CIV classes are offered only on the Alexandria Campus.

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 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Students planning to transfer should consider taking HIS 101–102 or HIS 111–112.

4 May substitute SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 MEC courses are offered only on the Annandale Campus.

6 May substitute MTH 163–164.

7 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, or CST 229.

8 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

9 Individuals planning to transfer to a mechanical engineering technology baccalaureate program should take PHY 201–202.