The demand for technically trained people is increasing rapidly in Virginia
as well as throughout the world. The engineer is a most important member
of the technical team, which includes the scientist, technician, and skilled
craftsman. Opportunities are unlimited for men and women in the field of
engineering. Science is so diversified now that one may enter almost any
specialization and find employment. The preparation for the engineering
profession is based on a rigorous program especially in mathematics and
of Science degree in Engineering is designed for persons who plan
to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate
degree program in one of the following engineering fields: aerospace, agriculture,
architecture, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical,
materials, mechanical, mining, nuclear, or ocean.
Admission Requirements: General
college curricular admission
Program Notes: Applicants
shall have (a) completed placement testing and (b) met with their advisor to establish a planned course of study prior to being allowed to
register for courses.
Satisfactory completion of the
following high school units or their equivalent, at a minimum, is strongly
recommended: four units of English, one unit of laboratory science (preferably
physical science), one unit of social studies, and four units of mathematics
(two units of algebra, one unit of plane geometry, one unit of advanced
mathematics or trigonometry, and solid geometry).
This program requires a steady progression through at least four
high-level mathematics courses, generally taken at a rate of one per
semester. MTH 173 and MTH 174 are pre- or co-requisites for several
engineering courses. Applicants who place into developmental
mathematics could face up to four additional mathematics courses, which
do not count toward degree progress, before even qualifying for MTH
173. Accordingly, applicants are urged to study their math thoroughly
before taking the mathematics placement test to avoid having to
one or more mathematics courses.
This program includes the courses
usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering curriculum.
The minimum number of credits required for graduation from the J. Sargeant
Reynolds Community College Engineering AS degree program is 68. Students should consult with their
engineering advisor at the earliest possible date to acquaint themselves
with the requirements of the engineering program at the college or university
to which transfer is planned.
Computer Competency Requirement:
Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement
by passing the computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers
on each campus, or by completing either
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, or
Computer Concepts and Applications, or equivalent.
CSC 155 is preferred for students in this program. Students not passing
the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.