Apr 08, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog

Associate in Engineering (A10500)


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The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

General Education Courses (Total of 45-46 SHC):


GENERAL EDUCATION

The general education common course pathway includes study in areas of English composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences, and mathematics.

UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT (UGETC) (Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit to all UNC institutions)
Exceptions (i.e. courses which are not classified as UGETC) are noted with an * to the left of the course.

English Composition (6 SHC):


Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (6 SHC):


Students must select (1) course from each category for a total of 6 SHC:

Humanities:


Fine Arts and Communications:


Students must take one (1) of the following courses:

Preferred Fine Arts and Communication Courses:

COM 231  and PHI 240  are preferred.  It is highly suggested to talk to an engineerng advisor before making elective course selections.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC):


Students must take the following required course:

Students must select one (1) additional course from the following courses:


Mathematics (12 SHC):


Calculus I is the lowest level math course that will be accepted by the engineering programs for transfer as a math credit. Students who are not calculus-ready will need to take additional math courses.

Students must take the following three (3) courses:

Natural Sciences (12 SHC):


Students must take the following three (3) courses:

Other General Education (3-4 SHC):


Students must select one of the following courses:

Total General Education Hours Required: 45-46


Other Required Hours (Total of 14-15 SHC):


Academic Transition:


Student must take the following required course:

Pre-Major Elective:


Students must take the following required course:

Other General Education and Pre-Major Elective Hours (11-12 SHC)


Other General Education and Pre-major Elective Hours (11-12 SHC) Students must choose 11-12 SHC from the following courses classified as pre-major, elective, or general education courses within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. (Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and  physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.)

Students should choose courses appropriate to the specific university and engineering major requirements.  Please see an engineering advisor.

Total Semester Hours Credit in the Associate in Engineering Program: 60/61**


**One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC associate in engineering program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

Note:


Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall - 1st Year


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 9 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14


Spring - 1st Year:


Total Hours: Class 8/9 | Lab 10 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14/15


Total Hours: Class 14 | Lab 7 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 17


Spring - 2nd Year:


Total Hours: Class 14 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Grand Total Hours: Class 46/47 | Lab 28 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 60/61


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