Engineering Program Curriculum
Engineering consists of the Engineering Associate of Science and the Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Programs. The Engineering Program offers an Associate of Science degree in Engineering. The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Program offers a Certificate of Completion in Computer Aided Drafting and Design.
THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The Engineering Program provides the technical, mathematics, science, and general education courses required in the first two years of most university four-year degree engineering programs. The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering is a program of study requiring a suggested minimum of five trimesters to satisfy the requirements of the program. The technical course requirements of 31 credit hours are theory and lab courses designed to prepare students for careers as Engineers. A minimum of 18 credit hours of required technical electives are chosen by the student in consultation with an Academic Advisor, depending on the students area of engineering interest. The offered electives are applicable to several engineering disciplines including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. The curriculum is fully transferable for those wishing to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at a university. For students requiring additional preparation, the Advanced Technical Education Preparation Certificate of Completion provides an initial enrichment year enabling students to reach the Calculus I and initial Engineering course level.
The Engineering Program Goals Statement:
The Engineering program strives to equip students with necessary skills in math, physics, chemistry, computer aided design, and lower division engineering courses. These skills prepare students to apply the learned theoretical foundations and skills of their discipline to solve practical engineering problems by using existing technology knowledgeably, confidently, and effectively.
The Engineering Outcome Objectives are:
THE COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Program are intended to provide students with a marketable skill in three trimesters maximum. There is an on-going industry demand for individuals certified in computer aided drafting or design. Students can follow this program of study during their Engineering enrichment year or as they are transitioning from the Developmental Education Program to the Engineering enrichment year or into a technical program such as Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Geospatial Information Technology, Network Management, etc. Industry trends indicate that Computer Aided Drafting and Design 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.
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Program Goals Statement:
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certification Program endeavors to equip students with necessary skills in math, English, engineering graphics, computer aided design, and mechanical 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.
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Outcome Objectives are:
General Engineering Module - This transfer module is intended to serve as a guide for students interested in transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution to obtain a degree in the discipline of engineering.
Pre-Engineering Certificate of Completion Program (in PDF Format)
Program of Study, Pre-Engineering Certificate (in PDF Format)
Engineering Course Descriptions (in PDF Format)