Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun, Manassas

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a technician, operator, and/or technologist in the fields of engineering technology, electrical technology, industrial technology, operational technology, sensor technology, automation technology, robotics and mechatronics.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
IND 123 Intro to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma 1
IND 137 Team Concepts in Problem Solving 3
1MEC 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
SAF 130 Industrial Safety - OSHA 10 1
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 15
2nd Semester
CAD 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ELE 146 Electric Motor Control 4
ELE 233 Programmable Logic Controller Systems I 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3
1MEC 230 Mechatronics Process Control 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
ETR 281 Digital Systems 3
INS 233 Process Control Integration 4
MEC 270 Computation for Engineering Technology 3
1, 2 Technical Elective 3
Total 16
4th Semester
ELE 211 Electrical Machines I 3
MEC 266 Application of Fluid Mechanics 3
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4 Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
1, 2 Technical Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ELE
150
3
ENG
115
3
Intro to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
IND
123
1
IND
137
3
Introduction to Mechatronics
1MEC
140
3
SAF
130
1
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 15
2nd Semester
Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams
CAD
175
2
Electric Motor Control
ELE
146
4
Programmable Logic Controller Systems I
ELE
233
3
MTH
111
3
Mechatronics Process Control
1MEC
230
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
CST
126
3
Digital Systems
ETR
281
3
INS
233
4
Computation for Engineering Technology
MEC
270
3
Technical Elective
1, 2
3
Total 16
4th Semester
Electrical Machines I
ELE
211
3
Application of Fluid Mechanics
MEC
266
3
3
3
Social/Behavior Science Elective
4
3
Technical Elective
1, 2
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61

1 MEC 140, MEC 230, MEC 266, INS 233 and ETR 281 are only offered on the Manassas Campus.

2 Approved Technical Electives: INS 230, ETR 286, BUS 204, ELE 189, or ELE 250.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 See social/behavior science courses listed under General Education Electives.