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Advanced Technical Education
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Dorothy.Wester@bie.edu



Pre-Engineering Associate of Science Degree

Mission Statement

The Pre-Engineering program endeavors to equip students with necessary skills in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Computer-aided Design, and lower division engineering courses, which will insure their success in the pursuit of advanced engineering degrees.

Goals

  • Graduates should successfully transfer to and graduate from an accredited baccalaureate engineering program.

  • Graduates should apply engineering knowledge and skills to solve practical problems to benefit their communities.

  • Graduates should be employed as engineers using 21st century tools to solve real problems.

Associate of Science Degree

The Pre-Engineering Program provides the Technical, Mathematics, Science, and General Education courses required in the first two (2) years of most university four-year engineering programs. The Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Engineering is a program of study requiring a suggested minimum of five (5) trimesters to satisfy the requirements of the program. The technical course requirements of 22 credit hours are computer-aided drafting and lower-level general engineering theory and lab courses designed to introduce students to various engineering disciplines and to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution. Most courses are fully transferable for those students wishing to pursue four-year baccalaureate engineering degrees at a university.

Pre-Engineering Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Outcomes:
  • Graduates of the A.S. in Pre-engineering program will be able to demonstrate calculus-based math and science ability.

  • Graduates of the A.S. in Pre-engineering will be able to work in teams to complete a design project.

  • Graduates will be prepared for further education in Engineering.

  • Graduates of the A.S. in Pre-engineering program will be able to contribute to an engineering project in a tribal, federal, or private context.

Pre-Engineering Associate of Science Degree - Program of Study (PDF format)

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Certificate

Mission Statement

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Certificate program is intended to provide students with a variety of skills while enabling them to transition from the Developmental Education Program into the Pre-Engineering Associate of Science degree program or into another technical program.

Goals

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Program endeavors to equip students with necessary skills in: Math; English; Technical & Engineering Drawings; Computer Aided Design (CAD); and Mechanical, Architectural and Electrical Drawing Applications. These skills prepare students to apply the foundations and skills of this discipline to develop detailed CAD drawings by using existing technology and software knowledgeably, confidently, and effectively. Certificate of Completion The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Certificate program is intended to provide students with marketable skills in approximately three (3) trimesters. There is an on-going industry demand for individuals certified in computer aided drafting or design. Industry trends indicate that CADD Certification can lead to well-paying immediate full-time or part-time employment, allowing one to concurrently pursue a two-year or four-year degree. Students can follow the CADD program of study as they are transitioning from the Developmental Education Program into the Pre-Engineering Associate of Science Degree program or into a technical program such as Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Geospatial Information Technology, or Network Management.

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental technology related to CAD and apply Modern Design Techniques & Computer Numerical Technology.

  • Demonstrate the use of conventional Dimensioning, Notation & Sectioning techniques and Standardized Data and Information on Technical Fields.

  • Collect, organize and manage sheet sets.

  • Develop technical and engineering drawings in multi-view and 3D using standard drafting techniques and CAD software.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various disciplines and related software and Applications of CAD to enhance CAD productivity.

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certificate - Program of Study (PDF format)

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