The Associate of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial or Material Science 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.
Engineers design, test, analyze and inspect new products and systems. The types of products vary by industry and engineering specialty:
- Aeronautical Engineers design aircraft, satellites, and spacecraft
- Civil Engineers design roads, bridges, and tunnels
- Mechanical Engineers design mechanical parts and systems
- Industrial Engineers oversee production to effectively manage people and equipment
- Materials Science Engineers work with metals, ceramics, plastics and semi-conductors to develop new materials
Students can earn an associate degree to transfer to a Washington state public university. At TCC, there are three separate pathways within this MRP depending on the desired engineering major. Here is important information about each pathway’s specific requirements:
Mechanical or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
Civil, Environmental, or Construction Engineering
Industrial, Manufacturing, or Materials Science Engineering
Here is the schedule of Current Engineering Course Offerings which may be used to create your TCC Academic Plan.
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 Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering
Your guided path toward earning your degree
- Students must complete at least 108 credits for this degree. Because many of these classes require pre-requisites, the total number of credits may exceed 108
- 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 - ENGR& 114* recommended
Social science course from approved class list – ENGR& 104* recommended
Humanities or Social Science credits from approved list.
Required Specialization Courses (58 credits)
ENGR& 214, 215, 225
PHYS& 221, 222, 223
MATH& 153, MATH 220, 238
CHEM& 161, 162
In addition to technical, scientific and problem solving skills, engineers rely heavily on teamwork and strong communication skills to manage projects effectively. These skills apply to a wide range of careers in areas such as research and development, project design, project management, teaching, sales and consulting. Potential employers include firms in engineering, aerospace and manufacturing and navigation Firms as well as government agencies, colleges and universities.