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Engineering (A.S.)

Associate of Science (A.S.)


The associate of science curriculum in engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs in engineering.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4  
EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering 2 See Note 1.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 5  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 6.
Total Credits 18  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EGR 124 Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Methods or CHM 112 College Chemistry II 3-4  
EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers 3  
EGR 140 Engineering Mechanics—Statics 3 See Note 2.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
MTH 174 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 5  
Total Credits 17-18  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials 3 See Note 3.
EGR 248 Thermodynamics for Engineers 3  
HLT/PED Health or Physical Education 1  
MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4  
PHY 241 General University Physics I 4  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 5.
Total Credits 18  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EGR 245 Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics 3 See Note 4.
MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations 4  
PHY 242 General University Physics II 4  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 6.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 5.
Total Credits 17  
Total Credits For Program 70-71  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. MTH 163 is co-requisite for EGR 120.
  2. MTH 173 is co-requisite for EGR 140.
  3. EGR 140 and MTH 174 are prerequisites for EGR 246.
  4. EGR 140, MTH 174, and PHY 241 are prerequisites for EGR 245.
  5. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY (except PSY 100), and SOC.
  6. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  7. Students are encouraged to consult their faculty advisors or transfer colleges for advice regarding the selection of electives and other requirements specific to the engineering programs at the institutions where they plan to transfer.
  8. Transfer Articulation Agreement with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Graduates of this program with 3.4 GPAs will meet the transfer requirements to U.Va. and may pursue their bachelor degrees in engineering by taking on-site and distance education courses from U.Va. offered at John Tyler Community College’s campuses or attending classes in Charlottesville.  JTCC graduates with GPAs of less than 3.5 may seek admission to the U.Va. portion of the program in the same manner as all other students wishing to enter U.Va. degree programs.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services at 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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