Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Yussef Noorisa, 443-412-2243,; Lisa Ovelman, 443-412-2227,; or Admissions, 443-412-2109; or

This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a college or university that grants a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between social needs and commercial applications. In addition to design and development, many engineers work in testing, production, or maintenance.

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Sciences, Engineering, degree, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain and apply the foundational engineering concepts.
  2. Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
  3. Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
  4. Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the discipline.
  5. Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
  6. Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
  7. Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
  8. Master the engineering design process by completing a design project and report through teamwork.

# Track Electives
(Choose 17 to 19 credits)**
 CHEM 112General Chemistry II A 4
 CHEM 207Organic Chemistry I 4
 CHEM 208Organic Chemistry II 4
 CSI 131Computer Science I 4
 ENGR 104Statics  3
 ENGR 201Dynamics  3
 ENGR 202Mechanics of Materials 3
 ENGR 204Basic Circuit Analysis 4
 ENGR 206Digital Logic Design 4
 ENGR 207Scientific and Engineering Computation 3
 ENGR 210Signals and Systems 4
 ENGR 232Engineering Thermodynamics 3
 MATH 210Discrete Structures 3
 PHYS 200General Physics I Lab 1
 PHYS 205General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light Relativity and Modern Physics 4
 General Elective 1-4

Graduates of this program have transferred to such schools as the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware and The Johns Hopkins University.

This program provides the first two years of a bachelorís degree in engineering. Students should determine, as early as possible, the institution and area of engineering in which they expect to complete the remainder of their work, in order to help meet the specific requirements of that institution for their engineering field. Overall job opportunities in engineering are expected to be favorable over the next decade. Starting salaries are significantly higher than those of college graduates in other fields. Engineers are usually specialized and engage in a variety of activities. Engineering specialties include aeronautical, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, computer hardware, environmental, industrial and more.


Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
CHEM 135Chemistry for Engineers * 
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
ENGR 103Introduction to Engineering Design 4
ENG 101English Composition 3
MATH 203Calculus I 4
 Semester Total15
Second Semester Credits
MATH 204Calculus II 4
PHYS 203General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics  ***3
Track Elective #/**/*** 4
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total17
Third Semester   Credits
MATH 208Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 204General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism 4
Track Elective #/**4
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total17
Fourth Semester Credits
MATH 206Calculus III 4
Track Electives #/** 9-11
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total14-16

* Choose Chemistry 111 if electing Chemical Engineering or if the transfer institute requires 8 credits of chemistry. If CHEM 111 is chosen, CHEM 112 is suggested to be one of the track electives.
** Track electives are chosen based on the transfer institution and the engineering discipline. The student is encouraged to consult the transfer institution and HCC Advisors to select the track electives.
*** It is recommended that students take PHYS 200 concurrent with PHYS 203.

Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.