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

Curriculum Map

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
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester
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
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester
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
           
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester
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
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester
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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