CATALOG: AA&S Transfer Degree: Pre-Engineering Specialization

Length: 4 Semesters

Purpose
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Pre-Engineering Specialization Program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in Engineering. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are:

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to and the major anticipated, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college’s admissions office, and consult their selected college’s transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Students whose placement by VPT or other measures indicates a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate level work. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Requirement
This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower division requirements for majors in engineering or related fields at many colleges and universities, and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Given extensive requirements for engineering programs, you will usually have more than 2 years of coursework after transferring. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.

Curriculum
First Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 1 3 0 3
MTH 161 Precalculus I or higher math 3 0 3
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
  Semester Total 13 3 14
Second Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
  Approved Transfer Elective2 3 0 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 162 Precalculus II or higher math 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Social Science3 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
  Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts4 3 0 3
  Semester Total 15 2 16
Third Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG Approved 200 Level American or English Literature or Advanced Composition Course 5 3 0 3
PHY 201 General College Physics I or University Physics 3 3 4
  Approved Transfer Elective 2 4 0 4
MTH 263 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or higher math 4 0 4
  Semester Total 15 3 15
Fourth Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
MTH 264 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or higher math 4 0 4
  Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts 4 3 0 3
PHY 202 General College Physics II or University Physics 3 3 4
  Approved Transfer Social Science 3 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Elective2 3 0 3
  Semester Total 16 3 17
Total Minimum Credits: 62     1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121, 122, 111, 112, 101, and 102. 2Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution. 3 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC. 4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based. 5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 255, or 210  

Last modified on 08-08-2018