Associate in Science Degree

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This program prepares students for transfer, as juniors, into baccalaureate engineering programs, including civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, petroleum, industrial, and nuclear engineering. Two High School Mathematics Courses or their equivalent, and one year of a laboratory science are required. Chemistry and Physics are recommended. 

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 access transducers and computer hardware to collect data.
  • Students will analyze and read the information from computer software packages.
  • Students will interpret and discuss the said results.
  • Students will develop project proposals, including cost analysis, drawing and specifications, constructions and presentations.

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.

Total Credit Hours: 66 - 67

First Semester

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.

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 MA139 College Algebra or a corequisite of MA125 College Algebra and Trigonometry.

This is an introductory course designed to meet the needs of Engineering and Physical science students. The course provides an introduction to a variety of 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: Three years of college preparatory mathematics including trigonometry.

EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3

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 (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, 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.

This is an introductory course designed to meet the needa of Engineering Science students. The course provides a look at the various fields of engineering. Topics include, engineering majors and professions, computer literacy for engineers, working in a team setting, use of practical engineering tools, and engineering ethics.

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.

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Second Semester

AN101 Biological Anthropology, BM101 Survey of Economics, HI101 History of Civilization 1, PS101 American National Government, GE101 Essentials of World Geography or SO101 Introduction to Sociology.

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.

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.

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.

This is a calculus-based physics course for mathematics, physics, and engineering students. Topics include translational motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum and impulse, rotational kinematics, rigid body motion, gravitation, vibrational motion, wave motion, and acoustics. Prerequisites: MA151 Calculus 1.

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Third Semester

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.

CT151 Surveying 1, ES291-Electrical Circuits 1, BI141 General Biology 1, CH142 General Chemistry 2 Refer to specific student option.

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.

This calculus-based physics course in electricity, magnetism, geometrical optics, and physics optics is for mathematics, physics, and engineering students. Topics include Coulomb’s Law, the electric field, potential, capacitance, Ohm’s Law, DC circuits, the magnetic field, charged particle ballistics, induced EMF, inductance, Maxwell’s Equations, alternating current circuits, geometrical optics, and physical optics. Prerequisites: MA152 Calculus 2; PH261 Engineering Physics 1.

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Fourth Semester

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)

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.

AN101 Biological Anthropology, BM101 Survey of Economics, HI101 History of Civilization 1, PS101 American National Government, GE101 Essentials of World Geography or SO101 Introduction to Sociology.

ES292 Electrical Circuits 2, ES261 Mechanics of Materials, ES281 Thermodynamics, BI142 General Biology 2, MA280 Linear Algebra, PH265--Modern Physics & Thermodynamics, CH142 General Chemistry 2 Refer to specific student option.

ES292 Electrical Circuits 2, ES261 Mechanics of Materials, ES281 Thermodynamics, BI142 General Biology 2, MA280 Linear Algebra, PH265--Modern Physics & Thermodynamics, CH142 General Chemistry 2 Refer to specific track layout.

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(a) AN101 Biological Anthropology, BM101 Survey of Economics, HI101 History of Civilization 1, PS101 American National Government, GE101 Essentials of World Geography or SO101 Introduction to Sociology.

(b) CT151 Surveying 1, ES291-Electrical Circuits 1, BI141 General Biology 1, CH142 General Chemistry 2 (4.0 Cr)

(c) ES292 Electrical Circuits 2, ES261 Mechanics of Materials, ES281 Thermodynamics, BI142 General Biology 2, MA280 Linear Algebra, PH265--Modern Physics & Thermodynamics, CH142 General Chemistry 2

Student transfer options:

Mechanical Engineering student option (66 Credits)
  • Students should take ES291 for Restricted elective (b).
  • Students should take ES261 and ES281 or MA280 for Restricted electives (c).
Civil Engineering student option
(66 Credits)
  • Students should take CT151 for Restricted elective (b).
  • Students should take ES261 and ES281 or MA280 for Restricted electives (c).
Electrical Engineering student option
(66-67 Credits)
  • Students should take ES291 for Restricted elective (b).
  • Students should take MA280, and PH265 or CH142 for Restricted electives (c).
Environmental Engineering student option
(66 Credits)
  • Students should take CH142 for Restricted elective (b).
  • Students should take ES261, and one of (BI141, ES281, or PH265 for Restricted electives (c)).