Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations Specialization, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in data centers or companies that support data center function as a technician, operator and/or technologist. Coursework will prepare students to earn BICSI Installer 1, Installer 2 (Copper) and Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) industry credentials.

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
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 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
1ELE 148 Power Distribution Systems 3
ELE 233 Programmable Logic Controller Systems I 3
ENE 195 Topics in: Introduction to Data Center Operations 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ELE 189 Data Cabling Communication 3
1ENE 228 Building Automation & Energy Management Systems 3
ETR 281 Digital Systems 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
MEC 270 Computation for Engineering Technology 3
Total 15
4th Semester
ELE 211 Electrical Machines I 3
Choose One
2ELE 250 Fiber Optic Technology 3
2AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
ENE 295 Topic in: Critical Site Operations 3
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 60-61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ELE
150
3
ENG
115
3
IND
123
1
IND
137
3
MTH
111
3
SAF
130
1
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
Total 15
2nd Semester
Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams
CAD
175
2
ELE
146
4
1ELE
148
3
ELE
233
3
Topics in: Introduction to Data Center Operations
ENE
195
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ELE
189
3
1ENE
228
3
ETR
281
3
CST
126
3
MEC
270
3
Total 15
4th Semester
ELE
211
3
Choose One
2ELE
250
3
2AIR
121
Topic in: Critical Site Operations
ENE
295
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 60-61

1 ENE 195, ENE 228, ENE 295, ELE 148 are only offered on the Manassas and Loudoun campuses.

2 AIR 121 is offered on the Loudoun and Woodbridge campuses. ELE 250 is offered on the Loudoun and Manassas campuses.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meetthe requirements of the transfer institution. 

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meetthe requirements of the transfer institution. 

Join Our Community

Starting at NOVA is a smart decision. Both traditional and non-traditional learners can select from a wide variety of offerings. Get in touch today.

*Indicates Required Field