Pre-Engineering - Associate of Science

Henry Ford College

Program Description

Pre-Engineering - Associate of Science

Henry Ford College

The Pre-Engineering program covers the courses in the first two years of an engineering degree (Bachelor of Science). Students take basic physics and math courses as well as general education courses required by most of engineering schools. Upon completion of program, successful students can transfer to a 4-year institution to complete their final two years of engineering. The articulation agreements with some schools in Michigan make the transfer of our graduates easier. NOTE: Because the elective courses required for the various fields of engineering may vary slightly, students should meet with the Engineering Faculty Adviser for assistance with registering for the correct series of courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the theories and principles of engineering physics in the areas of mechanics, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and physical optics.
  • Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including trigonometry and analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, and the solutions to differential equations.
  • Name the general concepts of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, the laws of thermodynamics, and energy exchange.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow a design process and/or build a prototype.
  • Use the computer successfully to store and process technical data, work with the Internet, and prepare a presentation.
  • Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering.
  • Define the roles of different engineers and decide his/her engineering major/school.

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements. Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

General Education Requirements:

The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses.

Required Core Courses

  • CHEM-141: Principles of General and Inorganic Chemistry I
  • PHYS-231: Engineering Physics I
  • PHYS-232: Engineering Physics II

Required Support Courses

Complete one of the following courses:

  • BEC-133: Basic Economics
  • BEC-151: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BEC-152: Principles of Microeconomics

Elective Courses

These courses are suggestions for electives:

  • BIO-131: Introduction to Biology
  • BIO-150: Biology: Organisms, Genes, and Ecology
  • BIO-152: Cells and Molecular Biology
  • CHEM-142: Principles of General and Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CIS-170: C Programming
  • ENGR-130: Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGR-201: Science of Materials
  • ENGR-232: Statics
  • ENGR-233: Dynamics
  • SCO-190: Co-op in Science
  • SCO-290: Co-op in Science
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Last updated November 29, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
USA - Detroit, Michigan
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