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.
Civil Engineering Technician
Electrical Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Visualize 3D objects and sketch them accurately in 2D.
- Solve engineering problems through computer modeling, employing a computer language such as C or Java.
- Design and write computer programs that employ linked list memory management, stacks, tree data structures, and searching and sorting algorithms.
- Determine the DC and steady-state AC voltages and currents everywhere in an electric circuit composed of passive components.
- Model linear systems of arbitrary size and complexity using linear algebra.
- Model transient and steady-state electrical systems using systems of 2nd order differential equations.
- Apply Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and Maxwell’s equations to solve simple problems in electrostatics and electromagnetism.
- Analyze and design combinational and sequential digital logic systems of arbitrary complexity, including (for example) Moore and Mealy sequential machines.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|CHEM-141||General Chemistry I||5|
|CS-181||Introduction to C++ Programming||4|
|or CS-182||Introduction to Java Programming|
|CS-281||Intermediate C++ Programming and Fundamental Data Structures||4|
|or CS-282||Intermediate Java Programming and Fundamental Data Structures|
|ENGR-100||Introduction to Engineering and Design||4|
|MATH-180||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|or MATH-281||Multivariable Calculus|
|MATH-280||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|PHYC-201||Mechanics and Waves||5|
|PHYC-202||Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat||5|