Program Type: Transfer Program

Program Total: 61-64 Credits

Program Description

The Engineering, A.S. program provides an introductory foundation for various fields of engineering. The program introduces students to approaches in problem solving within the environment of engineering systems. Students learn to identify, formulate, and solve practical problems using the principles of math, science, and engineering. Students manipulate, analyze, and interpret data from experiments, using quantitative methods as well as various types of technology, and communicate the results in adherence to professional and ethical standards. Courses in this program cover a wide array of the engineering disciplines, including computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems analysis and design, technical support, and applications software. This degree prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and entry-level employment that focuses on computer, electrical, electronic circuits, or mechanical engineering.

Graduates of the Engineering A.S. will be able to:

  • Communicate in written, oral, and graphical channels in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • Apply principles and methods of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve practical problems.
  • Analyze the results of standard engineering tests and measurements.
  • Apply appropriate quantitative methods to numerical data.
  • Utilize various technologies in solving problems.
  • Apply professional and ethical standards in the study of engineering.
Required Courses

The PGCC Engineering A.S. offers several tracks, so you have the option to specialize in the skills and knowledge that interest you most. Choose from these flexible options:

  • Computer; Engineering
  • Electrical; Engineering
  • Electronic; Engineering
  • Mechanical; Engineering

PAS-1000 First Year Experience Credits: 1 (Institutional Requirement)

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

MAT-2410 Calculus I Credits: 4 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

EGR-1010 Introductory Engineering Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

MAT-2420 Calculus II Credits: 4 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

EGR-1140 Computer Programming for Engineers and Scientists Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

PHY-1030 General Physics I Credits: 3 (Science No Lab General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

COM-1090 Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective) or

PHL-1330 Ethics Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective)

CHM-2000 General Chemistry for Engineering Credits: 4 (Science w/Lab Gen. Ed. Requirement)

PHY-2030 General Physics II Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

ECN-1030 Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3 (Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement)

MAT-2460 Differential Equations Credits: 4 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

PHY-2040 General Physics III Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

MAT-2430 Calculus III Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PSY-1010 General Psychology Credits: 3 (Social Science Gen. Ed. Elective) or

ECN-1050 Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3 (Social Science Gen. Ed. Elective)

Select the electives from the following tracks:

Track 1 - Computer Engineering

ENT-1730 DC and AC Circuit Analysis Credits: 3 (Program Elective) and

ENT-2740 Digital Circuits Credits: 4 (Program Elective) and

ENT-2810 CPU Architecture Credits: 4 (Program Elective) or

EGR-2440 Digital Logic Design Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

Track 2 - Electrical Engineering

EGR-2030 Circuit Analysis Credits: 4 (Program Elective) and

EGR-2450 Electronic and Digital Circuit Laboratory Credits: 2 (Program Elective) and

EGR-2050 Signals and Systems: Modeling, Computation, and Analysis Credits: 4 (Program Elective) or

ENT-1600 Introduction to CAD with AutoCAD Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

Track 3 - Electronic Engineering

EGR-2200 Statics Credits: 3 (Program Elective) and

EGR-2210 Dynamics Credits: 3 (Program Elective) and

EGR-2220 Solid Mechanics Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

EGR-2300 Materials Science for Engineers and Scientists Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

Transferability

Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.
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