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College Catalog 2014-2015

Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
Offered through AN

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as a mechanical engineering technician. Occupational objectives include mechanical draftsman, engineering technician, research and development technician, engineering equipment inspector, engineering plant operator, or estimator.

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
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing or ETR 106 Basic Programming Applied to Electrical/Electronic Calculations or 2-3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 2
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16-17
2nd Semester
CAD 140 Technical Drawing 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting & Design I 4
MEC 112 Processes of Industry 3
MEC 118 Automated Manufacturing Tech. 3
4PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
5___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   17
3rd Semester
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting & Design II 4
EGR 130 Statics & Strength of Materials 5
MEC 265 Fluid Mechanics 3
4PED/RPK Elective 1
PHY 201 General College Physics I 4
Total   17
4th Semester
CAD 233 Computer Aided Drafting 3
6CIV 210 Structural Systems or 5- 5
  Technical Elective  
7CST Elective 3
PHY 202 General College Physics II 4
Total   15
Total credits for the Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization=65-66

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

2 May substitute MTH 163-164, (6 cr.).

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

4 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 activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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

6 CIV courses are offered only on the Alexandria Campus. Technical electives may be selected from ARC, CIV, CAD, or ETR prefixes.

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