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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, A.S.

Engineering (106)
Associate in Science Degree

The program provides a solid basic background for transfer to a four-year college in various areas of engineering including Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Sanitary, Forestry, etc.  These recommended courses parallel the first two years of engineering curriculum at four-year colleges.  Students in the Engineering program have transferred to colleges and universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania State University - Erie Campus, and Youngstown State University among others.  In addition, students in the Engineering Program have an option to earn a certificate in Nanofabrication Technology from the The Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.


Minimum - 63 credits

Third Semester (16/17)

Fourth Semester (13/14)


1 Science/Technical course electives include but are not limited to Linear Algebra, Organic Chemistry, Surveying I, C++ Object-Oriented Programming, Computer-Aided Drafting, 3-D Modeling, Linear Circuit Analysis and Electronics I.  Students interested in special areas of Engineering such as Chemical or Sanitary Engineering should take Organic Chemistry during the sophomore year.  Students interested in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering should take Linear Circuit Analysis in the fourth semester.

Courses other than those recommended can only be considered Technical Electives if they are approved as such by the Dean of Natural Science and Technology.