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Explore Engineering at PVCC Dec. 1

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College will host Engineering Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1. The free event provides basic information about PVCC's two-year Associate of Science in engineering degree program and how it can lead to four-year engineering degrees in biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering and other disciplines.

A panel of PVCC engineering students and graduates will discuss their experience with the College's engineering program, transfer opportunities and their current bachelor's degree programs. Attendees will also tour classrooms and labs; take part in a design challenge; meet PVCC's engineering faculty, staff and current students; and learn about PVCC's Student Engineering Club and other College services. A light breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. in the Technology Wing of the College's Main Building, room M827.

Representatives from the College's admissions office will provide information for parents about PVCC's guaranteed admission programs through which PVCC engineering graduates who meet certain requirements can transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University or the University of Virginia for completion of their four-year engineering degree. All PVCC engineering courses are transferable to these schools. Information regarding financial aid opportunities will also be available.

For more information, contact Kinya Beckwith, engineering program liaison at PVCC, at lbeckwith@pvcc.edu or visit .

PVCC is located at 501 College Drive off state Route 20. Take Exit 121 from Interstate 64, and follow the signs to the College.