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Engineering A.S. Degree

Career Description  
Engineering appeals to students that enjoy the challenge of learning how things work and enjoy using this knowledge to improve the world in which they live. They are creative thinkers that enjoy design activities. They like hands-on activities and building things. Because of the bewildering variety of engineering fields, a survey course, titled Introduction to Engineering, is recommended to acquaint students with opportunities in this diverse field of study.

Program Information  
The survey course in engineering is the only course with no prerequisites. The remaining engineering courses are sophomore level courses requiring completion of two semesters of Calculus (MATH 1477-1478) and Engineering Physics (ENGR 1411).

Transfer Opportunities  
Central Lakes College offers an Engineering Associates of Science (A.S.) Degree that is designed to lead to a bachelor's degree in engineering at a four-year university.  These credits transfer in full through articulation agreements with all area engineering schools.  CLC students most often transfer to the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis or Duluth), North Dakota State University (NDSU), the University of North Dakota (UND), Mankato State University (MSU), and St. Cloud State University (SCSU).
 
Employment Opportunities  
Engineering degrees are among the most highly paid of bachelor’s degrees and span a very large number of fields. The most common engineering fields include civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering. Other fields include, but are not limited to, aerospace engineering, computer engineering, and industrial engineering. Engineers commonly transition to management positions in business and industry, start their own companies, or use their engineering degree to facilitate movement into other professional fields such as patent law and medicine.

Career Titles  
Some common career titles of this field are engineer, patent attorney and chief executive officer (CEO).

 



engineering

A.S. CURRICULUM
 
Required Courses
ENGR 1500 Introduction to Engineering (2cr)
ENGR 1411 Engineering Physics I (5cr)
ENGR 1412 Engineering Physics II (5cr)

Students must take an additional 21 credits from the following
list: Note: The courses students select in this area may be
dependent upon the college/university and major they choose.

BIOL 1431 General Biology I (5cr)
CHEM 1425 Chemical Principles II (5cr)
ECON 2401 Principles of Economics-Macro (3cr)
ECON 2402 Principles of Economics-Micro (3cr)
ENGR 1560 Digital Logic Design (3cr)
ENGR 2547 Statics (3cr)
ENGR 2548 Dynamics (3cr)
ENGR 2549 Mechanics of Materials (3cr)
ENGR 2569 Circuits Analysis I (4cr)
ENGR 2570 Circuits Analysis II (3cr)
MATH 2457* Linear Algebra (3cr)
MATH 2458* Multivariable Calculus (4cr)
MATH 2459* Differential Equations (4cr)
MDFT 1356 Engineering Graphics (2cr)
Total 33 Credits

General Education
ENGL 1410 Composition I (4cr)
CHEM 1424 Chemical Principles I (5cr)
MATH 1477 Calculus I (5cr)
MATH 1478 Calculus II (5cr)
Students must also take a minimum of 12 credits from any three (3) of the following goals of the MN General Education Transfer Curriculum: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.
Note: The courses students select in this area may be dependent upon the college/university and major they choose.
Additional General Education credits 12

Total 31 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 64 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

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