Academic Catalog


Civil Engineering Associate in Science

This degree program is designed to cover the first two years of a four-year program leading to the bachelor’s degree in engineering at most four-year colleges and universities. While the bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum needed to practice as an engineer, the associate degree will permit an individual to find work in most engineering firms as an engineering aide.

Career Opportunities

Aerospace Engineer1
Agricultural Engineer1
Architectural Engineer1
Biomedical Engineer1
CAD/CAM Engineer1
Chemical Engineer1
Civil Engineer1
Civil Engineering Technician
Computer Engineer1
Electrical Engineer1
Electrical Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineer1
Geological Engineer1
Industrial Engineer1
Industrial Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Engineer1
Marine Engineer1
Materials Engineer1
Mechanical Engineer1
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Mining Engineer1
Nuclear Engineer1
Petroleum Engineer1
Structural Engineer1
Systems Engineer1
Robotics Engineer1


Bachelor’s degree or higher required.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Draw conclusions about simple and complex systems by collecting, assessing, and analyzing information.
  • Communicate technical ideas in group and professional settings in both written and oral form.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

CHEM-141General Chemistry I5
ENGR-100Introduction to Engineering and Design4
ENGR-119Basic Engineering CAD3
or CADD-120 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
ENGR-120Engineering Computer Applications3
ENGR-218/SURV-218Plane Surveying4
ENGR-225Mechanics for Civil Engineers3
ENGR-260Engineering Materials3
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
MATH-180Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH-280Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-285Differential Equations3
PHYC-201Mechanics and Waves5
PHYC-202Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat5
Total Units55

Plus General Education Requirements