The Associate of Science in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering is a state-recognized Major Related Program (MRP) designed for students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Entry into many engineering programs is competitive, and students are urged to work closely with TCC advisors and university advisors to ensure all entry requirements are met.
This page focuses on the Bioengineering pathway for this MRP. The first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering can be completed at TCC. Students can earn an associate degree to transfer to a Washington state public university. Here is important information about the Bioengineering program’s specific requirements:
- Bioengineering Advising information
- Bioengineering Transfer Information
- Current Engineering Course Offerings
Program Learning Outcomes – what we promise our students will learn in our program:
Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to engineering-related programs
|Design a system, component, program or process to meet desired needs|
|Conduct scientific experiments, analyze and interpret the resulting data|
|Communicate design ideas and solutions to engineering-related problems or results of scientific experiments effectively|
|Use both English and mathematical languages to communicate ideas and solutions|
Function effectively on a team to produce a cohesive and professional work product
AS in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Your guided path toward earning your degree
While in high school, students should pursue all of the available courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer programming and physics. Post-high school, students may need to take additional math and science courses to meet requirements.
Students must complete at least 98 credits for this degree. Because many of these classes require pre-requisites, the total number of credits may exceed 98. Read here for 2019-2020 course offerings.
Other requirements are:
- At least 30 credits must be earned at TCC.
- A GPA of 2.0 is required.
- Students must take at least one course from the list of approved multicultural courses.
Basic Requirements (15 credits)
Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credits)
Humanities course from approved class list
Social science course from approved class list – ENGR& 104* recommended
Humanities or Social Science credits from approved list.
Required Specialization Courses (48 credits)
PHYS& 221, 222, 223
MATH& 153, MATH 238
CHEM& 161, 162, 163, 261
Additional Specialization Courses (20-21 credits)
Select four of the following classes for intended transfer institution.
One of the classes must be CHEM& 262, or BIOL& 222, or you may take both.
BIOL& 222, 223
MATH 220, Math& 254
ENGR& 104*, 204, 215, 224, ENGR 240
Bioengineers and Chemical Engineers integrate their knowledge of natural sciences and engineering to conduct research, design and test equipment, create new medicines and develop procedures for the advancement of health care, public safety, environmental protection, science and medicine.