Engineering - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

With an associate degree in Engineering, you will have a functional understanding of basic engineering principles and design while strengthening technical, communication, and problem solving skills required for career growth.  The curriculum exposes student to a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, and process control (PLC) engineering.  We offer experiential learning opportunities through visits to plants, job sites, labs, and direct interaction with site supervisors.  The Applied Engineering program is designed for the individual interested in pursuing an entry level career, as well as for the student seeking to transfer to a four year college or university.

Career Opportunities

Students who hold a degree in Engineering can work in many areas, including:
  • 3D Modeler
  • Design Engineer
  • Structural Engineer Assistant
  • Metrology Technician
  • Quality Control Professional
  • Shop or Construction Site Technician

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR198 CAD I3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
EGR138 Engineering Graphic Design I3
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
EGR278 CAD II3
MTH225 Calculus I4
CCT182 Introduction to PLCs3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
ACT151 Construction Technology3
STR134 Engineering Mechanics3
NTE101 Introduction to Nanotechnology3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
PHS244 Calculus Physics I3
PHS241 Calculus Physics I Lab1
MET277 Fluid Mechanics3
Elective3
Elective3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT225 Civil Engineering/Site Design3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
STR247 Mechanics of Materials3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MET256 Manufacturing Processes3
MET203 Theory of Machines3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR198 CAD I3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
EGR138 Engineering Graphic Design I3
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
EGR278 CAD II3
MTH225 Calculus I4
CCT182 Introduction to PLCs3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
ACT151 Construction Technology3
STR134 Engineering Mechanics3
NTE101 Introduction to Nanotechnology3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
PHS244 Calculus Physics I3
PHS241 Calculus Physics I Lab1
MET277 Fluid Mechanics3
Elective3
Elective3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT225 Civil Engineering/Site Design3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
STR247 Mechanics of Materials3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MET256 Manufacturing Processes3
MET203 Theory of Machines3

Program Objectives

AEN graduates assist engineers and other professionals with the design, testing, and manufacturing of industrial machinery, tools, and mechanical equipment. Graduates create drawings of parts and prepare layouts of the assembly process. They also estimate equipment cost, labor costs, and equipment life, as well as troubleshoot and repair various types of mechanical devices.

The Engineering coursework emphasizes the application of basic engineering principles to machines and manufacturing. In addition to the standards and codes for mechanical design, students develop a practical knowledge of engineering mechanics, material properties, metrology (the science of weights and measures), theory of machines, and manufacturing processes. Through laboratory experiments, students learn how to record data, analyze results, and apply the results to suggest improvements to a product.

Students become proficient using the latest Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) software to create drawings and diagrams. Those preparing for a CAD career may take EGR 278 CAD II or MET 278 SolidWorks. Local field trips augment classroom learning.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • AEN graduates should be able to:
  • Explain safety rules related to the manufacture and operation of tools and machinery
  • Perform foundational structural analyses.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of standard and advanced technology manufacturing processes that use electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic system components.
  • Read, interpret and develop schematics and detailed specifications that relate to tool and machine design.
  • Explain and apply the principles and limitations of measurement techniques and instruments.

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