Associate Degree in Engineering (Pre)

General

Program Description

When you complete the engineering course of study at Seward County Community College, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of options within the engineering profession. Our associate's degree or one-year transfer program will provide you with a broad knowledge base in science, mathematics, and communications. The rigor and challenge of an engineering career are evident in the types of courses, course load, and time-management skills required in the associate's degree program. If you enjoy science, mathematics, and solving problems, the engineering field may be a good option for you to explore.

Curriculum

Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

  • Communications 9 credit hours
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
    • Public Speaking
  • Intro to Computer Concepts/Apps OR Advanced Computer Concepts/Apps 3 credit hours
  • Humanities 6 credit hours (Select from at least two of the following disciplines)
    • Art*
    • Philosophy
    • Music
    • Literature
    • Theater*
    • History

*studio/performance courses are excluded*

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours (Select from at least two of the following disciplines)
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Anthropology
    • Geography
    • Economics
  • Mathematics and Lab Science 8 credit hours
    • College Algebra
    • Natural Science
    • Physical Science
  • Physical Education Activity 1 credit hour
  • First Year Seminar 1 credit hour

Total General Education Minimum Requirements 34 credit hours

  • Recommended Courses for Core Electives 12 credits
    • Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • Physics I, II
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I, II
    • General Chemistry I, II
    • Engineering Graphics I, II
    • Computer Aided Drafting
    • Computer Programming - C Language
  • Electives 18 credit hours

Total Degree Requirement 64 credit hours

Lab and Computer Facilities

At SCCC, you will have access to exclusive science and math computer laboratories. SCCC constructed two new biology labs in 1998. Renovation of the chemistry labs began in 2000 and a math and science computer lab was completed in 2002.

Current technologies utilized in the science and math division include digital imaging and biotechnology applications; analytical instrumentation such as the gas chromatograph and IR spectrophotometer; and mathematics analysis/simulation software. A local area network connects the math and science division computers to other departments, the rest of the college, and the internet.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the pre-engineering course of study at SCCC will provide the solid foundation necessary for success in the following career paths:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Biological engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Manufacturing systems engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Petroleum engineering

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, associate of science, general stud ... Read More

Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, associate of science, general studies and applied sciences degrees. Read less