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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Science Degree AN

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in engineering fields such as mechanical engineering,systems 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 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 Geom. II 5
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
1PHY 231 General University Physics I 5
Total   17
3rd Semester
5CST Elective 3
6EGR 240 Solid Mechanics (Statics) 3
7___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
1MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
8EGR Elective 2-3
EGR 245 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
9EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials 3
7___ 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 met, 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 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

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

6 EGR 265 may be substituted for EGR 240.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the 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 transfer institution.

8 EGR 206 (2 credits) required at Va. Tech and desirable elsewhere.

9 EGR 251 can be substituted for EGR 246.

The following courses are not required for the A.S. degree; however, completion of them may be desirable for transfer as a junior in Engineering. Consult the requirements of your transfer institution.

CHM 112 College Chemistry II   4
8EGR Elective               2-3
MTH 285 Linear Algebra     3
MTH 291 Differential Equations     3
10MTH 292 Topics in Differential Equations   3

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