Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

University Parallel, A.S. - Electrical Engineering (TTP)

Degree:  Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Electrical Engineering

For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

This pathway is for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. An electrical engineer designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment and machinery for use in manufacturing, power generation, or transmission. The use of computer-assisted engineering and design software is commonplace in the industry.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (67-68)


Students transferring to U of Memphis or UTM should take Macroeconomics as one of the Social/Behavioral Science general education requirements.  

Students who intend to transfer to UTK or TTU are required to take 4 hours of programming. As such, a three-credit hour computer programming course will not fulfill the programming requirements.

Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Electrical Engineering.


Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associate’s degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements.

The Electrical Engineering TTP also fulfills the preparatory coursework for: (1) the BS in Mechatronics at MTSU; (2) Computer Engineering BS at UTK; (3) Computer Engineering BS at TTU; (4) Electrical Engineering BS at TTU with a concentration in Mechatronics, (5) Electrical Engineering BS at TTU with a concentration in Vehicle Engineering; (6) Engineering Physics BSE at APSU.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)