2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 16, 2021  
2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, AS

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year college and major in an engineering-related program. Examples include mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical, and chemical engineering.

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

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 Engineering faculty advisor for more information.

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

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, ethical, and economic factors.
  3. Effectively communicate engineering information, reflecting the engineering process and adhering to guidelines for clarity, organization, and completeness.
  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, considering the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data using software, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

Required Courses

Total Credits For Program: 65-72


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Math Course Electives: Students should start taking MTH classes their first semester, with the highest level class for which they are prepared. 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. Please see Math Electives List below for prerequisite information. Please see your Engineering faculty advisor.

EGR 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.

Course 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.

Foreign 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

  • MTH 161   - Precalculus I 3 credits
  • MTH 162   - Precalculus II 3 credits
  • 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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