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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, A.S.

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Associate of Science | ENGR.AS | Transfer Program
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Program Description

Engineers need to think logically, communicate effectively, and be well-grounded in science and mathematics. The Engineering Program provides the engineering, mathematics, science, and general education courses that are taken by all engineering students in their freshman and sophomore years.

Graduates of the Engineering A.S. will be able to:

  • Read, write, and speak English at a scientific level
  • Reason abstractly and think critically
  • Engage in qualitative and quantitative reasoning to interpret, analyze, and solve problems
  • Use appropriate methods of quantitative reasoning to understand, interpret, and manipulate numerical data
  • Understand and apply the scientific methods
  • Locate, evaluate, and effectively synthesize technical information
  • Use computers and other technology at a professional level
  • Apply ethical principles in professional and personal decision-making

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Program Electives - select nine credits from the following:

Mathematics Elective:

Can only be calculus-based classes (like MAT-2430 , MAT-2450 , or MAT-2500 ) not already required in the program (consult with engineering advisor on which to take for your discipline).

Notes for Engineering Electives:

Two 3-credit courses are the same as a 4-credit and 2-credit course.  Substitutions: CHM-1010 , CHM-1020 , and CHM-1030  may be substituted for CHM-2000 . Load reduction: Semester V and Summer Sessions can include EGR-1140 , Chemistry, and most general educational courses to reduce the load above. Some courses can be taken during intersession (winter) as well. Note some of the engineering courses are only offered during the summer. Extra courses: Any student may take more than the required credits to their benefit.

Sequence of Study - Engineering A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you. This is a calculus-based program. Mathematics courses may be required prior to beginning your program of study.

1st Semester

Total: 14 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 17 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 17 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 17 Credits

Program Total: 65 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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