2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, AS

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PURPOSE: The associate of science curriculum in engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs in engineering. Course options exist to prepare students for a wide variety of Engineering majors.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Solve quantitative engineering-related problems.
  2. Effectively communicate through written and oral contexts, as it pertains to the discipline of engineering.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the division of labor, negotiation and leadership while maintaining a group project schedule.
  4. Apply computer-programming languages to solving engineering-related problems.
  5. Show evidence of fundamental knowledge pertaining to electrical circuits.
  6. Apply introductory knowledge of mechanics to engineering-related problems.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students and returning students are strongly urged to see their EGR Faculty Advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses

Total Credits For Program: 65-71


1Math Course Electives: EGR majors are required to complete MTH 263 Calculus I, MTH 264 Calculus II, MTH 267 Ordinary Differential Equations, and at least one of MTH 265 Calculus III and MTH 266 Linear Algebra, as best fits their intended major and transfer university. Students should start taking MTH classes their first semester, with the highest level class for which they are prepared. Please see Math Electives List below for prerequisite information. Please see your EGR faculty advisor.

2EGR Course Electives: Students earn an AS in Engineering by taking EGR 120 , EGR 126 , plus 15 credits from the Engineering Electives List. Please see EGR Electives List below. Specific sets of courses are designed for specific majors at transfer universities; taking different sets of courses may require additional coursework at the university. Please see your faculty advisor.

3Course Details: EGR 248  may be taken out of numerical order with EGR 245  and EGR 246 . EGR 270  may be taken out of numerical order with EGR 251/EGR 255  and EGR 261 /EGR 263 . EGR 251 and EGR 255  must be taken together. EGR 261  and EGR 263  must be taken together. EGR 270  may not be offered every semester. EGR course offerings are very limited in the summer session. Additional courses can be counted as an EGR Elective for majors such as Biomedical EGR, Chemical EGR, and Computer Science – these courses require a waiver. MTH 265, MTH 266, and MTH 267 may be taken in any order. VCCS accepts AP scores of 3 or higher, and CLEP; universities may not accept a score of 3 for transfer credit. Please see your EGR faculty advisor.

4Foreign Language: Students who did not complete foreign language in high school and need it for their university program may substitute  SPA 101  or FRE 101  for CST 100  only. Please see your faculty advisor.

Math Electives List

See Note 1

  • MTH 161   - Precalculus I 3 credits
  • MTH 162   - Precalculus II 3 credits
  • MTH 167   - Precalculus with Trigonometry 5 credits (equivalent to MTH 161 + MTH 162)
  • MTH 263   - Calculus I 4 credits
  • MTH 264   - Calculus II 4 credits
  • MTH 267   - Differential Equations 3 credits
  • MTH 265  - Calculus III 4 credits or
  • MTH 266   - Linear Algebra 3 credits

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