Associate of Science (AS)
The associate of science curriculum in engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs in engineering. Course options exist to prepare students for majoring in mechanical, chemical, computer, and electrical engineering.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|SDV 101 Orientation to Engineering and Technologies||1||SDV 100|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3||See Placement Requirements|
|Math Elective Courses||18-21||See Note 1|
|EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering||2||MTH 163 (corequisite)|
|EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers||3|
|CHM 111 General Chemistry I||4||Math Modules 1-9|
|ENG 112 College Composition II||3||ENG 111|
|PHY 241 General University Physics I||4||MTH 173|
|PHY 242 General University Physics II||4||PHY 241, MTH 174|
|Engineering Elective Courses||15||See Note 2|
|Social/Behavioral Science Electives||6||See Note 3|
|Humanities Electives||6||See Note 4|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||69-72|
Math Course Electives: EGR majors are required to take a minimum of 18 credits from the Mathematics Electives List, starting their first semester, with the highest‐level class for which they are prepared. Please see below. Students are encouraged to take two math classes beyond MTH 174 Calculus II, in order to be on schedule after transfer to the university. MTH 277, MTH 279, and MTH 285 may be taken in any order.
EGR Course Electives: Students earn an AS in Engineering by taking EGR 120, EGR 126, plus 15 credits from the Engineering Electives List. Please see below. Specific sets of courses are designed to prepare students for specific majors at transfer universities. Please see your faculty advisor. The two‐course series EGR 120‐124 is required by some universities. EGR 248 may be taken out of numerical order with EGR 245 and EGR 246. EGR 270 may be taken out of numerical order with EGR 251/255 and EGR 261/263. EGR 251 and EGR 255 must be taken together. EGR 261 and EGR 263 must be taken together.
Social/Behavioral Science Electives: This requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY (except PSY 100), and SOC.
Humanities Electives: This requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website (https://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
|Math Electives List — Choose minimum 18 credits||CR||Prerequisite Courses||Corequisite Courses|
|MTH 163 Precalculus I||3||Math Modules 1-9|
|MTH 164 Precalculus II||3||MTH 163|
|MTH 166 Precalculus (equivalent to MTH 163 + MTH 164)||5||Math Modules 1-9|
|MTH 173 Calculus I||5||MTH 164 or MTH 166|
|MTH 174 Calculus II||5||MTH 173|
|MTH 277 Vector Calculus||4||MTH 174|
|MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations||4||MTH 174|
|MTH 285 Linear Algebra||3||MTH 174|
|EGR Electives List — Choose minimum 15 credits||CR||Prerequisite Courses||Corequisite Courses|
|EGR 124 Introduction to Engineering Methods||3||EGR 120|
|EGR 140 Engineering Mechanics – Statics||3||EGR 120||MTH 173|
|EGR 245 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics||3||EGR 140, MTH 174, PHY 241|
|EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials||3||EGR 140||MTH 174|
|EGR 248 Thermodynamics for Engineers||3|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|EGR 270 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering||4||EGR 126 (or instructor permission)|
|EGR 251 Basic Electric Circuits I||3||EGR 120, MTH 173, PHY 241||EGR 255|
|EGR 255 Electric Circuits Laboratory||1||EGR 120, MTH 173, PHY 241||EGR 251|
|EGR 261 Signals and Systems||3||EGR 251, MTH 279, EGR 126||EGR 263|
|EGR 263 Signals and Systems Laboratory||1||EGR 251, MTH 279, EGR 126||EGR 261|
|Biomedical, Biological Systems and Chemical Engineering|
|CHM 112 General Chemistry II||4||CHM 111|
|CHM 241 / CHM 245 Organic Chemistry & Lab I||5||CHM 112|
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