Apr 20, 2024  

Engineering AA&S

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These programs are intended for transfer purposes. It is important that any student interested in transferring to a four-year college or university consult with his/her academic advisor.

Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences

Length: Four-Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose: The College and University Transfer program is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university, or who are not yet prepared to select a definite career objective. The AA&S Engineering degree provides the first two years of a guided pathway for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and entering the engineering profession.

Transfer Virginia: This degree is aligned with the Transfer Virginia common curriculum for engineering. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor and review program options using the Transfer Virginia Portal, https://www.transfervirginia.org.

Admission Requirements: The student must meet the entrance requirements established by the college. Students are urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to determine the proper mathematics course to be taken at the community college. In addition, they should contact the appropriate four-year institution to determine the transferability of elective courses.

Program Requirements: Specific courses required for the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree are intended to provide a balanced foundation in liberal education.

Note: Although a course fulfills a requirement for an NRCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to determine the four-year institution’s requirements prior to course selection. General transfer information is available at www.nr.edu/transfer/.

Only six semester hours of social/behavioral sciences are required for engineering majors who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree engineering program that requires 6 or fewer hours in the category, provided that the college/university publishes such requirements in its transfer guide.

The articulation agreement with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University supports admission to the College of Engineering for all students who graduate from this program with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.2 GPA at the time of AA&S degree completion. All course grades on the VCCS transcript, including repeating classes, will be re-calculated to determine the overall GPA. Admission to a specific department is subject to space availability and specific departmental entrance requirements. Eligible students will be admitted to alternate engineering majors if the first choice of major is not available.

Four-Semester (Two Year) Program

Total: 17 credits

Total: 16 credits

Third Semester (Fall)

Total: 16-18 credits

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Total: 14 - 18 credits

Total Minimum Credits: 63 - 69

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