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Associate in Science, Emphasis in Engineering

The Associate in Science (AS), Emphasis in Engineering provides the majority of the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor`s degree in an engineering discipline. With a bachelor`s degree students may pursue a career as an engineer in a number of areas including but not limited to aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer systems engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Details

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Engineering (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8607
Total Credits Required
60-79
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to model and solve an engineering problem.
  2. Utilize the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet technical specifications and societal needs (e.g. public health, sustainability, and environmental).
  3. Apply visual and spatial reasoning to solve engineering problems.
  4. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  5. Demonstrate ability to think globally, inclusively, equitably, and sustainably in engineering and societal contexts.
  6. Demonstrate effective collaboration and participation on a diverse and inclusive engineering team to establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  7. Use effective written, visual, and oral strategies to communicate to a range of audiences.
  8. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and the implications for society at large.
  9. Demonstrate creativity, curiosity, and adaptability in a variety of contexts.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply fundamental theories of physical, chemical, and life sciences to construct models to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental biochemical principles, such as the structure/function of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, and the regulation of biological/biochemical processes.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply fundamental theories of physical, chemical, and life sciences to construct models to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental biochemical principles, such as the structure/function of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, and the regulation of biological/biochemical processes.

CIVIL ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply free-body diagrams to analyze forces, stresses, strains, and moments on objects in equilibrium.
  2. Analyze the dynamics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply programming and Boolean logic for algorithmic development to solve engineering problems.
  2. Apply circuit analysis concepts to linear analog electrical systems.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply programming and Boolean logic for algorithmic development to solve engineering problems.
  2. Apply circuit analysis concepts to linear analog electrical systems.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply free-body diagrams to analyze forces, stresses, strains, and moments on objects in equilibrium.

MECHANICAL/AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ADDITIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:.

  1. Apply free-body diagrams to analyze forces, stresses, strains, and moments on objects in equilibrium.
  2. Analyze the dynamics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border. Depending on your selected option, the blue bordered courses may replace the gray bordered courses found in the other options.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques Critical course Gateway course 2
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultaneously SB or L 0–3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Recommend courses based on transfer option selected SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommend courses based on transfer option selected HU 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design Critical course 2
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics SQ 4–5
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT276 or
MAT277
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommend courses based on transfer option selected HU 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry Recommend AIS213 or COM241 or DAH255 or ENG200 or ENG218 or ENH241 or ENH254 or ENH255 or ENH277AE or HUM250 or HUM251 or MHL204 or PHI103 or PHI218 or PHI224 or REL203 or REL205 or REL207 or SLC202 or THE220 or THP241 or any course with both the [HU] and [L] designations. L 0–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Recommend courses based on transfer option selected SB 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5