2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Engineering (AA&S)


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CIP 24.0101
Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S - Transfer)
Program Code: 836-01
Program Length: Normal: 2 year - 4 Semesters, Decelerated: 3 Years - 6 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 65
AA&S Transfer Resources - Transfer & Articulation Agreements, Guaranteed Admission Agreements

Program Advisor
Brian Hale
276.964.7550
Davis Hall Room 228

Purpose: The curriculum in engineering is designed to educate students and to help them begin a career in a field that continues to challenge the imagination in a multitude of societal, environmental, and technological areas.

Opportunities are virtually unlimited for both women and men in engineering and they may consult, work in industry or, work for local, state, or federal governments. Engineering work varies over a broad spectrum. A mining engineer, for example, may work in a local industry in the design of new mining machinery, a civil engineer may manage research in new highway surfacing materials for the federal government. An electronics engineer may design circuitry for computer applications. Within the last two decades, engineers have teamed up with biologists, lawyers, medical doctors, architects, and businessmen to contribute in yet other nontraditional fields: from the recycling of waste products to management information systems; from artificial limbs to improved communication systems; and, to alternate forms of energy.

The curriculum in engineering leads to an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. It is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of a four-year engineering curriculum at a large university.

Completion of this curriculum enables a student to transfer with junior class standing in engineering at four-year universities, and to complete the baccalaureate degree program in one of the following engineering fields: Aerospace, Agriculture, Architecture, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Computer, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Mining, Naval, Nuclear, Ocean, Petroleum

Admission Requirements: Entry into the engineering curriculum requires satisfactory completion of the following high school units, or their equivalent: 4 units of mathematics (2 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry, and 1 unit of trigonometry) 1 unit of chemistry, and 1 unit of physics. It is recognized that some students may not have developed the requisite background in mathematics and the sciences. These students are strongly urged to enroll in the summer school preceding their entry into the freshman year. Some four-year universities require two/three units of a single foreign or classical language.

Decelerated Option: A special 3-year program has been designed for students who wish to pursue the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in Engineering at a less pressured pace. Details are available at the College’s Engineering Division.

Program Requirements: The first semesters of the curriculum in engineering provide a common background to all engineering students and include courses essential for correct and effective oral and written communication in both technical and non-technical ideas, such as English, mathematics, and graphics. Included are other fundamental subjects in the humanities, physics, chemistry, computer programming, and engineering mechanics.

First Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 17
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 17

Second Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 3
  • Course Credits: 15

Third Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 3
  • Course Credits: 17

Fourth Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 17
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Total Minimum Credits: 65


*Humanities Electives:


Students should consult with their advisor or transfer institution for proper section of electives: Typical electives include:

Upon advisor approval:


Approved Engineering Elective Guide:


Aerospace, Oceanic, Mechanical, and Mining Engineering

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