Engineering

Are you inspired by, and curious about, engineering marvels such as the great pyramids of Egypt, artificial hearts, super computers, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Suez Canal, solar panels, or airplanes? Unlike scientists who attempt to understand why the natural world functions the way it does, engineers are the individuals who design and create new objects or systems from their understanding of science and the needs of human beings. DCC's Engineering A.S. is designed to provide its students with a solid first two years of study in mathematics and basic sciences essential for transfer to a four year engineering program. Students who complete this program with high grades will be eligible to transfer to schools such as Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, or other engineering schools both within and outside the Commonwealth.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

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

Curriculum Map:

Engineering graduates will demonstrate: Required Course 1 Required Course 2 Required Course 3 Required Course 4 Required Course 5 Required Course 6
Outcome 1 The ability to apply engineering problem-solving methodology. EGR 120 EGR 140 EGR 245 EGR 246 EGR 126  
Outcome 2 The ability to apply knowledge of math, sciences and engineering principles to engineering problems. EGR 120 EGR 140 EGR 245 EGR 246 PHY 241 PHY 242 MTH 273 MTH 274 MTH 277 MTH 279
Outcome 3 The ability to conduct experiments and, analyze and interpret data. EGR 120 PHY 241 PHY 242 CHM 111 CHM 112  
Outcome 4 The ability to function in a team and to communicate effectively and professionally. EGR 120 PHY 241 PHY 242 CHM 111 CHM 112  
Outcome 5 The ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility. SDV 101 EGR 140 EGR 245 EGR 246 EGR 120  

UVA's Engineers Produced in Virginia Initiative - (Video)

Articulation Agreement Between Virginia Polytechnic Institute College of Engineering and the VCCS

Guaranteed Admissions Agreement University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science and the VCCS

For more information consult the College Catalog or contact Dr. Neil Sallah (434) 797-8435; email nsallah@dcc.vccs.edu

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What courses do I have to take?

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 263* Calculus I 4 0 4
EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering 1 3 2
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 3 3 4
EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers 3 0 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Engineering 1 0 1
  Total 15 6 17
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
PHY 241 General University Physics I 3 3 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 264 Calculus II 4 0 4
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 3 3 4
PED/HLT Approved Wellness Elective 1 0 1
  Total 14 6 16
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
MTH 265 Calculus III 4 0 4
PHY 242 General University Physics II 3 3 4
EGR 140 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective I 3 0 3
  Humanities Elective I 3 0 3
  Total 16 3 17
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
MTH 267 Differential Equations 3 0 3
EGR 245** Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3 0 3
EGR 246** Mechanics of Materials 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective II 3 0 3
  Humanities Elective II 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in Engineering:65

*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. **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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