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Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science
New River Community College

The growth of electrical manufacturing industries, electrical utility companies and industries which consume large quantities of electrical energy in Virginia and the Southeastern section of the United States has established a continuing demand for electrical technicians. The Electrical Engineering Technology program has been designed to produce trained and skilled persons ready for full-time employment as technicians who can function as installation and maintenance persons, and as liaisons between engineering and electrical maintenance and assembly personnel.


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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? The Electrical Technology program has been designed to emphasize practical applications of the theory of AC and DC electricity. Courses in specialized areas concentrate on the generation and distribution of electric power as well as the therory of rotating electromechanical equipment. Approximately 50 percent of the couse work is in the specialized area of Electrical Engineering Technology and approximately 25 percent in supporting or related courses. The remainder of the program is composed of general education courses.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and New River Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? The rapid rate of change in current technologies requires that course content in technical areas reflect this change. Therefore, courses completed and submitted for acceptance toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in thie program should have been completed no longer than seven years prior to graduation. Courses completed more than seven years prior to graduation must be evaluated by the department for content agreeable to current academic and technological standards.
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion In determining transfer credit, course work applicable to the program at NRCC will be accepted if the courses were taken at another college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency. Other course work taken at instutions which are appoved by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia may be considered on an individual basis. At least 25% of the credits for a program must be earned at NRCC.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning https://catalog.nr.edu/content.php?catoid=30&navoid=2006#credit-for-prior-learning
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  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: New River Community College
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? New River Community College (NRCC) is a comprehensive community college located in the New River Valley of Virginia which includes Giles, Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties and the city of Radford. NRCC is part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), a statewide system of community colleges. At NRCC students can prepare for the future with any of the various occupational programs or college transfer courses. With NRCC's wide selection of courses, you can explore your interests, prepare for a career, or increase your job skills. At the same time, at New River you'll find small classes and instructors who care about their students, along with a variety of services to help students, from counseling to career planning. NRCC faculty members are well known not just for their academic background, but also for their capacity to work closely and effectively with students.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.nr.edu/transfer/vccstransferagreements.php
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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17-3021.00Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and TechniciansOperate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3028.00Calibration Technologists and TechniciansExecute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3023.00Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and TechniciansApply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3012.00Electrical and Electronics DraftersPrepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
49-2095.00Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and RelayInspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
17-3024.00Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and TechniciansOperate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3024.01Robotics TechniciansBuild, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.Architecture and Engineering Occupations