technical-full Engineering & Applied Technology
Shape the Future

Engineering is a mindset, as much as it is a skillset. You learn to understand complex processes, and thus how the world works. And then, you gain the ability to change it.

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Join the Crazy Ones

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Of course, you will master technical skills when you complete one of NOVA’s Engineering & Applied Technology programs. Technology shapes our lives, and you can be among those who take us all in a new direction. But, just as importantly, those skills – problem-solving, project management, innovation, forward thinking – can translate into nearly any field.

Make the Smart Choice

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • Although general requirements may be transferred from other institutions, specific math and science requirements must be fulfilled at NOVA.

Cutting Edge Careers

You don’t have to settle when you earn a degree in Engineering & Applied Technology. In Virginia, and around the world, your skills will be in demand.

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  • Civil Engineering Technicians

    Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

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  • Automotive Engineering Technicians

    Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.

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  • Electro-mechanical Technician

    Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

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  • Industrial Engineering Technicians

    Industrial engineering technicians assist industrial engineers in devising efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

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Discover Your Passion

Engineering majors have a lot of options. Why settle for a "normal" classroom experience? Find your path.

Engineering A.S.

For students who are inclined to problem-solving, Engineering offers opportunities to tackle some of our biggest challenges.

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Automotive Technology A.A.S.

With advances in radar technology, computer-controlled systems, and alternative fuel sources, the field gets more interesting every day.

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Want More About a Future in Engineering?

Every engineer knows the value of a solid plan. Get in touch with an advisor today, and let’s start planning your future.

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