The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.  Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state-funded Bachelor of Engineering programs.  Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.  Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses.  Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer credit under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Note:  Calculus I is the lowest level math course that will be accepted by the Engineering programs for transfer as a math credit.  Students who are not calculus –ready will need to take additional math courses.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jun 26, 2017)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A10500

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
EGR-150 Intro to Engineering 1 2 0 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT-271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
Total: 14
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
or CHM-152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
DFT-170 Engineering Graphics 2 2 0 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
PHY-251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
Total: 18
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EGR-220 Engineering Statics 3 0 0 3
HUM-110 Technology and Society 3 0 0 3
MAT-273 Calculus III 3 2 0 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
Total: 14
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
EGR-228 Intro to Solid Mechanics 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 61