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Engineering (Florida Institute of Technology)

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, FL as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in the College of Engineering. It is based upon an articulation agreement in Engineering with FIT. Engineering majors offered at Florida Tech are Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Ocean. Students who plan to transfer are responsible for completing the admission requirements of FIT.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed. Students must complete all prerequisites for the listed course requirements and Valencia’s foreign language proficiency requirement. Courses meeting the preceding requirements will be in addition to the 60 credits listed. Also, courses listed in the Notes below may be taken at Valencia in addition to the 60 credits listed.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to eligible Valencia transfer students. The combination of state, federal, and university financial aid programs can make Florida Tech affordable to eligible students who wish to transfer to Florida Tech. In some cases, the combination of grants and scholarships approximates the student’s total tuition. Visit the Florida Tech admissions Web site fit.edu for additional information. In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the STEM path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Use computer software related to engineering profession.
  • Implement engineering principles and processes.
  • Solve engineering problems using physics and mathematics.
  • Accept professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
  • Engage effectively in interpersonal, oral, visual, and written communication.
  • Demonstrate readiness for transfer
Foundation Courses
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
EGS 1006CINTRODUCTION TO THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION +1
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
EGN 1007CENGINEERING CONCEPTS & METHODS +1
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~5
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
Intermediate Courses
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
MAC 2312CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II +*~5
PHY 2048CGEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I +*~4
HUM 2234Hum Enlightnmnt and Romantcsm +*~3
or HUM 2232 Hum Renaissance and Baroque
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro ~3
Advanced Courses
MAC 2313CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III +*~4
PHY 2049CGEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II +*~4
MAP 2302DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS +*~3
EGN 2312ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-STATICS +*3
PHY 2105Modern Physics3
Engineering Electives (FIT) +3
Total Credit Hours60
Engineering Electives (FIT)
Students will select a minimum of 3 credits; additional courses also can be taken at Valencia.
EGN 2440Prob and Stat for Engineers +*3
EGS 2373PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (Aerospace, Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Ocean majors) +*3
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This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

This is a General Education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Notes:
All Engineering majors should take CHM 1045C GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS+* at Valencia. Depending upon the Engineering major at Florida Tech, it may be advisable to complete additional courses at Valencia. See Engineering Electives (FIT) above or consult the Florida Tech advisor.
Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.