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 draw them in 2D, both by sketching and through the use of computer-aided drafting software; produce a complete set of drawings sufficient to manufacture a part, including dimensions and tolerances.
- Solve engineering problems through computer modeling, employing an engineering computer language such as Matlab.
- Design a rigid structure such as a bridge, determining forces in each part of the structure. Determine the weight and location of the structure’s center of gravity.
- Design a dynamic system such as a piston or linkage and compute forces, accelerations, and speeds of all components of the system.
- Select an appropriate material for manufacturing a part or product and determine the appropriate material processing techniques to produce the part. Justify the choice of material on the basis of macroscopic mechanical properties as well as microstructure.
- Determine the DC and steady-state AC voltages and currents everywhere in an electric circuit composed of passive components.
- Model vibrating systems using systems of 2nd order differential equations.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|CHEM-141||General Chemistry I||5|
|ENGR-100||Introduction to Engineering and Design||4|
|ENGR-120||Engineering Computer Applications||3|
|MATH-180||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH-280||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|PHYC-201||Mechanics and Waves||5|
|PHYC-202||Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat||5|