Engineering

Engineering Architect

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The Associate of Science degree in Engineering at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in engineering. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering at most four-year institutions will require specific engineering and technical electives at the freshman and sophomore level.  Students should consult with a Transfer Advisor as soon as possible to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the engineering program at their intended transfer college or university.

 

Students considering a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, UVA, VCU, or ODU should follow the Engineering AS degree curriculum.  Students intending to transfer to JMU, CNU, GMU, Longwood, Radford, or UMW shoud follow the Computer Science AS degree curriculum.  

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 

69

Required Courses: 

SDV 101 First Year Success
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
CHM 111 College Chemistry I  - 4 Credit Hours
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing  - 3 Credit Hours
EGR 120 Introduction To Engineering  - 2 Credit Hours
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics  - 3 Credit Hours
CSC 201 Computer Science I  - 4 Credit Hours
ECO 201 Macroeconomics  - 3 Credit Hours
MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry  - 5 Credit Hours
MTH 263 Calculus I  - 4 Credit Hours
MTH 264 Calculus II  - 4 Credit Hours
MTH 265 Calculus III  - 4 Credit Hours
PHY 241 University Physics I  - 4 Credit Hours
PHY 242 University Physics II  - 4 Credit Hours
Engineering Electives
Social Science Electives
Humanities Electives

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement 

Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a "WI" section designation.

Electives

  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Humanities Elective and Social Science Elective can be found in the PDF icon Engineering Degree Requirements
  • To meet the Humanities Elective requirement for this program, no more than one introductory foreign language course (101 or 102 level) may be used.
  • Engineering Elective:  Students must choose from the list of 200-level EGR courses.  Students are advised to consult with the intended transfer institution before choosing the Engineering Elective.
  • Techinical Elective:  Approved Technical Electives are:  CHM 112 College Chemistry II, CSC 201 Computer Science I, or MTH 267 Differential Equations.  Students are advised to check with the intended transfer institution before choosing the Technical Elective.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at most four-year institutions will require specific engineering and technical electives at the freshman and sophomore level.  Students should consult with the engineering program liaison or engineering advisor at the earliest possible date to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the engineering program of the intended transfer college or university.  Student choice should be based on the requirements of four-year college or university to which student plans on transferring.

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Architect
Cartographer
Engineer
Engineering Manager
Materials Scientist
Operations Research Analyst
Surveyor