2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, AA&S

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The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate of Arts & Science degree (AA&S). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. This degree plan is closely aligned to local universities and colleges and meets the Guaranteed Admission Agreement between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System found at the following link: http://www.admiss.vt.edu/form-pdf/engineeringarticulationagreement.pdf. Please see your advisor for specific guidelines.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Civic Engagement: Demonstrate the knowledge and civic values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
  2. Critical Thinking: Locate, evaluate, interpret, and combine information to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions.
  3. Professional Readiness: Demonstrate skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuit of further education.
  4. Quantitative Literacy: Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings.
  5. Scientific Literacy: Recognize and know how to use the scientific method, and to evaluate empirical information.
  6. Written Communication: Express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms.
  7. Engineering Problem Solving: Apply fundamental engineering concepts to solve open-ended problems through a design process.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the requirements for admission established by the college. Depending on specific circumstances, students may need to complete developmental coursework as they begin this course of study. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. MECC strongly recommends consulting with an academic advisor at the college in planning their program and selecting courses.

For Further Information, Contact:

Frank Wright

Brian Hale

Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean

Program of Study

First Year Spring

Second Year Fall

Second Year Spring

Literature Elective

Select one course below

Total Program Credits: 67

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

1Students should consult the social science requirements of the institution to which they are transferring. Social sciences include: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Geography, and Sociology.
2Students should consult the humanities requirements of the institution to which they are transferring. Humanities include: Art (ART 100 , ART 101 & ART 102 ), Music (MUS 121 , MUS 122 , & MUS 225 ), Philosophy (PHI 220 ), Humanities (HUM prefix), and Religion (REL prefix).
3Students should consult their advisor for recommended engineering electives per their desired discipline and transfer institution. Electrical engineering electives are 4-credit courses.
4All students pursuing an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree may be required to demonstrate computer literacy by completing ITE 152 , by satisfying the terms of an articulation agreement, or by establishing competency on an approved assessment test.

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