Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S. (code AS.EGR.EGR)
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 63 credits.
About the Engineering Department
Purpose: Offers an opportunity to earn the first two years of a four-year engineering degree. Engineers design, analyze, build and test technological hardware, such as electronic systems and computers, automobiles and aircraft, communication equipment, roads and bridges. An engineering degree requires at least four years of college with the first two years mostly standardized across the country. Those first years include foundation courses such as math, physics and chemistry, as well as some engineering basic courses. Major branches of engineering are electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical. If possible, decide which branch to pursue by the second term as it might affect elective choices. Requirements of your transfer college may affect elective choices.
An engineering college program is rigorous, using advanced mathematics and physics to design and analyze hardware and processes. If more interested in the practical hands-on aspects of technology, consider the two-year Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S. degree program in this catalog.
Range of Occupations
- Leads to occupation of Engineering
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