Associate in Engineering

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Background

Engineering Pathways is a joint project of the NC Community College System and the University of NC engineering programs focused on developing the pathways for students to begin engineering studies at a community college and then transfer as seamlessly as possible to one of the UNC engineering programs.  The Engineering Pathways group, including 31 NC Community College System participants worked together to develop an articulation agreement that supports an Associate in Engineering designed specifically to meet prerequisite requirements of the University of NC engineering programs.

1 Uniform Articulation Agreement Between The University of North Carolina Baccalaureate Engineering Programs and North Carolina Community College System Associate in Engineering Programs; Uniform Articulation Agreement Link (02/2015)

Overview

The Associate in Engineering (AE) program combines General Education, English, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Pre-Major Engineering courses.  These courses then transfer into a University of NC engineering program.   The major course of studies are directed at Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.  However, the AE program is not limited to these fields, and can accommodate any type of engineering discipline the student wants to proceed into that is offered at University of NC engineering programs. The student is recommended to speak with the Program Chair before enrolling in any AE courses to determine their optimum academic direction.

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Engineering Degree is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Course Planning

The Associate in Engineering Degree is a predominantly Math and Physics contingent program.  This type of program requires students to complete these core math and physics courses enabling them to enroll in higher level courses.  The student’s math readiness will determine their graduation date and course schedule.  The two preferred course of studies listed below outlines two math readiness scenarios.  These course of studies can be modified to accommodate transfer or situational students.  In addition, the engineering disciplines shown below summarizes the recommended course planning sheets for the student’s tentative engineering direction.  Students should speak with the AE Program Chair before enrolling in either track to ensure appropriate prerequisites are in place.

Preferred Course and Plan of Study (depending on math readiness)

AE Course of Study -  Entry Level = MAT 171 (Precalculus Algebra)

AE Course of Study -  Entry Level = MAT 271 (Calculus 1)

AE Plan of Study

Pre-Major Courses Offered (Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 )

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EGR 150 – Introduction to Engineering (6 - 7 Sections)

DFT 170 – Engineering Graphics (3 Sections)

EGR 220 – Engineering Statics (TBD Sections)

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

EGR 150 – Introduction to Engineering (6 Sections)

DFT 170 – Engineering Graphics (3 Sections)

EGR 220 – Engineering Statics (1 Section)

EGR 212 – Logic System Design I (1 Section)

EGR 150 – Introduction to Engineering (8 Sections)

DFT 170 – Engineering Graphics (3 Sections)

EGR 220 – Engineering Statics (1 Section)

EGR 212 - Logic System Design I (1 Section)

Summer 2017

Summer 2018

EGR 150 – Introduction to Engineering (1 Section)

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics (1 Section)

EGR 150 - Introduction to Engineering (1 Section)

DFT 170 - Engineering Graphics (TBD Sections)

More Information

Program Chair
Dr. Jacob Garbini

jacob.garbini@cpcc.edu
704.330.6204

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