The associate degree in Engineering teaches basic engineering principles and design, introducing you to a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, and process control engineering.
Coursework emphasizes the application of engineering principles to machines and manufacturing. In addition to the standards and codes for mechanical design, you will 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, you’ll learn how to record data, analyze results, and apply the results to suggest improvements to a product.
You’ll become proficient using the latest Computer-Aided Design/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software to create drawings and diagrams. Experiential learning opportunities augment classroom instruction through visits to plants, job sites, labs, and direct interaction with site supervisors.
Flexible scheduling options – including online and blended learning, as well as day and evening classes – provide convenience and also help you earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months.View Curriculum Summary
Upon successful completion of the Engineering program, 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