Degree Programs

Engineering Science AS

70.5-74.5

This program prepares students for transfer, as juniors, into baccalaureate engineering programs, including civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, petroleum, industrial, and nuclear engineering. High School Mathematics Courses A and B or the equivalent, and one year of a laboratory science are required. Chemistry and Physics are recommended. All courses listed by course name and number plus the two restricted electives, two hours of Physical Education and College Seminar are required for graduation.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1. To prepare graduates to successfully transfer to a four-year institution in a related field of study.
  • Graduates of the program will transfer will full junior level status to a four-year institution in a related field of study.
  • Goal 2, To prepare graduates to effectively use technology to collect, analyze and display data as well as problem solve
    • Students will utilize computer hardware to collect/analyze data and problem solve.
    Goal 3. To prepare students to develop scientific documentation skills necessary for engineering programs
    • Students will maintain lab records hand-written and/or electronically.
    • Students apply a qualitative and scientific approach to problem solving.
    • Students demonstrate techniques for the creation, retrieval and graphic analysis of scientific databases.
    Goal 4. The student will work as part of a group to complete laboratory assignments and projects
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to interact with the members of the group in a give and take manner.
    • Students will demonstrate an ability to respect diverse opinions within the group and effectively compromise to develop workable solutions.
    Goal 5. Enable students to develop analytical problem solving skills
    • Students will develop theoretical hypotheses, collect experimental data and reach logical conclusions as to why some discrepancies exist for a variety of problems from the sciences.
    Goal 6. To prepare students to communicate effectively in the field of Engineering Science.
    • In their lab based computing and science classes students will be part of a group and write laboratory reports.
    • In their programming course students will write appropriately documented programs.
    • Students will make oral presentations as required in Engineering Science courses.
    Goal 7. To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
    • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
    • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
    First Semester
    1.0
    ED100 College Seminar
    This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
    4.5
    CH141 General Chemistry 1
    This course introduces to the field of chemistry for science and engineering students. Topics include dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and bonding, the states of matter, solutions, and acid and base concepts. The laboratory exercises exemplify chemical principles and develop individual problem-solving abilities. The laboratory experience includes preparation of the laboratory report and notebook. Prerequisites: High School Chemistry; and an appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra and Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    EN101 English 1:Composition
    This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    ES161 Intro Engr & Science
    This introductory course provides a look at engineering as well as an introduction to the computational and data analysis skills necessary for a scientific and/or engineering career. Topics include computer organization, structured engineering and scientific programming, scientific word processing, spreadsheet and graphical analysis, and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra & Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    PY101 Intro General Psychology
    This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MA151 Calculus 1
    This is the first in a sequence of three courses in analytic geometry and calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and indefinite and definite integration. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA150 Precalculus. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Second Semester
    4.5
    CH142 General Chemistry 2
    This course is a continuation of CH141 General Chemistry 1. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical and solution equilibrium, descriptive organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of elements. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    ES175 Engineering Sci Design
    This course covers project proposal writing, project costing, drawing preparation and project specification, group dynamics, and making a product. The course practicum may include assignment to a practicing engineer. Required for Engineering Science students after completing the equivalent of one full-time semester. Prerequisite: ES161 Introduction to Engineering & Science. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MA152 Calculus 2
    This is the second in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include the integration of trigonometric functions, the differentiation and integration of the logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions, further techniques in integration, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, and infinite series. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA151 Calculus 1. See when this course is offered ...
    4.5
    PH261 Engineering Physics 1
    This is the first of three calculus-based Physics courses for mathematics, physics, and engineering students. It covers topics in translational motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum and impulse, rotational kinematics, rigid body motion, gravitation, vibrational motion, fluid mechanics, wave motion, and acoustics. Prerequisites:MA151 Calculus 1. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Third Semester
    3.0
    EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
    This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MA253 Calculus 3
    This is the third in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include polar and space coordinates multiple integration, partial differentiation, and the algebra and calculus of vectors. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA152 Calculus 2. See when this course is offered ...
    4.5
    PH262 Engineering Physics 2
    This standard calculus-based Physics course in heat, electricity, and magnetism is for mathematics, physics, and engineering students. It covers topics in temperature and expansion, calorimetry, heat transfer, the laws of thermodynamics, Coulombs Law, the electric field, potential, capacitance, Ohms Law, DC circuits, the magnetic field, charged particle ballistics, induced EMF, inductance, and electromagnetic oscillations. Prerequisites: MA152 Calculus 2; PH261 Engineering Physics 1. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    ES271 Engineering Statics
    This calculus-based course uses the vector approach to deal with the three-dimensional resolution of forces and moments on rigid bodies in equilibrium, centroids, moments of inertia, and virtual work. Prerequisites: MA152 Calculus 2, and PH261 Engineering Physics 1. See when this course is offered ...
    Restricted Elective 3-5cr
    (a) Electives will be chosen from ES291 Electrical Circuits 1, ES292 Electrical Circuits 2, CH247 Organic Chemistry 1, CH248 Organic Chemistry 2, CT151 Surveying 1, ES281 Thermodynamics, ES261 Mechanics of Materials, BI101 General Biology 1, BI102 General Biology 2, MA280 Linear Algebra, depending upon the branch of engineering pursued by the student and the college program into which he or she plans to transfer.
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Fourth Semester
    3.0
    MA260 Differential Equations
    This course introduces the concepts and theory of ordinary differential equations. Topics include existence and uniqueness of solutions, and separable, homogenous, exact, and linear differential equations. Methods involving integrating factors, undetermined coefficients, and variation of parameters, power series, numerical approximation, and systems of differential equations using differential operators are covered. Applications are drawn from geometry, chemistry, biology, and physics. Prerequisite: MA152 Calculus 2. (Spring Semester only) See when this course is offered ...
    4.5
    PH263 Engineering Physics 3
    This standard calculus-based physics course in optics and modern Physics is for physics and engineering students. It covers topics in electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, physical optics, relativity quantum physics, atomic physics, wave mechanics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: MA253 Calculus 3; PH262 Engineering Physics 2. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    BM101 Survey Economics
    This course introduces economic theory and its relevance to daily life in a market economy. Topics include scarcity, supply and demand, choice, economic growth, taxation, and the role of government in the economy. Attention is given to current economic issues and their impact upon everyday life. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    ES272 Engineering Dynamics
    This calculus-based course uses the vector approach to deal with kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Prerequisites: MA253 Calculus 3 and ES271 Engineering Statics. See when this course is offered ...
    Restricted Elective 3-5cr
    (a) Electives will be chosen from ES291 Electrical Circuits 1, ES292 Electrical Circuits 2, CH247 Organic Chemistry 1, CH248 Organic Chemistry 2, CT151 Surveying 1, ES281 Thermodynamics, ES261 Mechanics of Materials, BI101 General Biology 1, BI102 General Biology 2, MA280 Linear Algebra, depending upon the branch of engineering pursued by the student and the college program into which he or she plans to transfer.
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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