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Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations Specialization
Offered through LO
CIP Code: 15.9999

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for employment in data centers or companies that support data center function as a technician, operator and/or technologist. Coursework will prepare students to earn BICSI Installer 1, Installer 2 (Copper) and Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) industry credentials.

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
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
IND 123 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma 1
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3
SAF 130 Industrial Safety – OSHA 10 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
CAD 175 Schematic and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ELE 146 Electric Motor Control 4
1ELE 148 Power Distribution Systems 3
ELE 233 Programmable Logic Controller System I 3
1ENE 195 Topic in: Introduction to Data Center Operations 3
Total   15
3rd Semester
ELE 189 Data Cabling Communication 3
1ENE 228 Building Automation & Energy Management System 3
ETR 281 Digital Systems 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ELE 211 Electric Machines I 3
2ELE 250 Fiber Optic Technology or 3-4
  AIR  121  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I  
1ENE 295 Topic In: Critical Site Operations 3
___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___ Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
Total   15-16
Total credits for the Data Center Operations Specialization=60-61

1 ENE 195, ENE 228, ENE 295, ELE 148 are only offered on the Loudoun Campus. All other technical courses are offered on the Manassas and Loudoun campuses.

2 AIR 121 is offered on the Loudoun and Woodbridge Campuses. ELE 250 is offered on the Loudoun and Manassas Campuses.

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

4 See social and behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.