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    Oct 16, 2021  
DCC Catalog

Engineering, (AS)


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Program Info

Minimum credits: 67
Length: 2 years (4 semesters) if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.

 

Transfer opportunities:

The Virginia Community College System has guaranteed admission agreements with the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech for successful program graduates. Courses are also accepted by other Virginia institutions. Admission requirements vary by institution. Students are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer and plan course selections with their DCC advisor.

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8462 or 434.797.8402
Award: Associate of Science
Plan Code: 831 CIP Code:14.0101

Program Description:

The Associate of Science in Engineering is designed to prepare students for upper-level engineering courses at a four-year college or university. The curriculum offers a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, and natural science. Regardless of their area of specialization, engineers are required to apply principles of math and science, solve problems, create new systems, and envision new processes to meet the demands of a continually evolving global economy. Admission requirements vary by institution. Students are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer and plan course selections with their DCC advisor.

This transfer degree is designed to prepare students for upper-level engineering courses at a four-year college or university. It is part of the University of Virginia’s “Produced in Virginia” initiative, which aims to increase the number of engineers graduated in the Commonwealth.

This program is rigorous. Students must feel comfortable doing high level math and science, regardless of area of specialization. Students who are not prepared in math are encouraged to take preparatory courses first and proceed at a slower pace to increase their likelihood of success.

Program Outcomes: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply engineering problem-solving methodology.
  • Apply knowledge of math, sciences and engineering principles to engineering problems.
  • Conduct experiments, & analyze & interpret data.
  • Function in a team and to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Describe professional & ethical responsibility.

Course Sequence


Total Credit Hours: 19


Total Credit Hours: 16


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 17


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Note:


*Students who are not prepared for Calculus should begin with Precalculus with Trigonometry (MTH 167 ) and should also consider following a three- or four-year sequence to complete this program. MTH 295  is a co-requisite for MTH 263 .

**Students may substitute college-level engineering or supportive discipline courses for engineering disciplines, such as electrical engineering. Substitutions must be approved by the division dean and engineering faculty.

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