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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Engineering, A.S.


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The engineer is concerned with the application of scientific principles to practical problems. Employment opportunities for engineers include the complete spectrum of the workforce and theoretical research activities. In the typical four-year curriculum, the first two years concentrate on the basic sciences including mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The last two years emphasize advanced mathematics and science courses. PSC offers courses applicable to the first two years of the curriculum and will grant an Associate in Science degree to successful students.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (33-34)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts 6 credits)


Select two courses from the list for Area B  with one course from humanities and one course from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (5 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)


Select two courses in two different disciplines from list for Area E 

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (28-29)


Select one MATH course and one ASTRO, BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, GEOG (not GEOG 101), GEOLO, METEO, PHYSC, or PHYSI course from the list for Courses Approved for Transfer to qualify for an A.S. degree. Each course must be 3 credits or more. This IAI major panel recommends that the courses below are taken to meet this requirement as they are typically taken by freshmen and sophomores at universities for this specific major. 

Essential Engineering prerequisite courses:


Suggested IAI courses for Chemical Engineering:


Suggested IAI courses for Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics:


  • ENGR 210 Engineering Statics 3 hrs transfer credit
  • ENGR 211 Engineering Dynamics 3 hrs transfer credit
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    Be aware that because of differences among schools in the number of credits for which various courses are offered, and the possible need for prerequisite courses, it may be difficult to complete an Associate in Science degree without taking more credits than will be accepted in transfer.

Required A.S. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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