Associate of Science in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering 


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:

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.



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

Career Options

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.

Explore careers in Biomedical EngineeringBiochemical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Contact us

Have questions about our program? Reach out to us. 


Jared Abwawo

Bioengineering Faculty Lead Advisor

Bldg. F1-41

Mark Allen

Chemical Engineering Faculty Lead Advisor

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