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Focus Areas at Virginia Western

Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics & Manufacturing

Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics & Manufacturing

The Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing focus area is dedicated to producing the next generation of a highly educated technology workforce. This focus area offers three academic pathways. Transfer students may choose from the traditional math or engineering curricula or from specializations in computer science or construction engineering. Two-year technicians may choose the advanced manufacturing program (Mechatronics Systems) or from specializations in Design or Electrical Engineering Technology. With additional courses, the technology pathway at Virginia Western can transfer to four-year engineering technologist degree at ODU or select out-of-state four-year schools. For those students who may already be in the workforce and would like to pursue additional certifications, engineering at Virginia Western offers fast track certifications in Mechatronics, industrial maintenance, machining, and manufacturing.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees  
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce. Some programs may be able to transfer to four-year institutions with which we have agreements.

Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology (MSET)
MSET: Design Engineering
MSET: Electrical Engineering

Associate of Science Degrees  
Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) programs are designed to transfer to a four-year institution.

Engineering
Engineering: Computer Science
Engineering: Engineering Construction
Mathematics

Career Studies Certificates  
A Career Studies Certificate is a program of study of less than one year in length in an occupational area.

Advanced Technology in Mechatronics (Fast Track)
Biotechnology
Engineering
Maintenance Technology (Fast Track)

Fast-Track Certifications  
Fast-track programs offer credit and non-credit courses for business and industry training, retraining and certifications, as well as courses for community and personal enrichment.

Basic Manufacturing Skills
Industrial Maintenance
Machining