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Mechanical Design/Virtual Reality Technology Career Track, AAS Degree

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Offered at MCC (Code: MVVIR)

The field of Virtual Reality Technology centers around developing computer interfaces that integrate virtual environments, wireless networking, pervasive computing, and third generation user interface devices to amplify the creativity and productivity of people. The Associate of Applied Science Degree program prepares students in the area of 3D CAD and Computer Science for entry into virtual reality occupations with drafting and programming skills.

Plan of Study

General Education

Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 51

Electives (must select 3 credit hours)

Electives Social/Behavioral Science - Credit Hours: 3

(courses approved for AA)

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Required Hours: 63

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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