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.
In order to learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study please visit here. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.
Credit for Prior Learning
Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.
The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.
Program Degrees and Certificates
The Engineering program at NOVA is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Upon completion of a B.S. in Engineering, there are thousands of career prospects in the D.C. Metro area. The average starting salary for an entry level engineer in the D.C. Metro area is approximately $70,000 and the average mean salary is $118,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top three engineering sectors for the area are manufacturing, scientific and technical services, and government. The projected job growth in engineering through 2028 is 4-6%.
Want to get started with this program? Speak with an adviser to start shaping your educational journey at NOVA.