Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Environmental and Industrial Engineering

Associate of Science in Civil and Mechanical Engineering

TCC’s Associate of Science in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Degree is a state recognized Major Related Program (MRP) designed to provide a pathway for students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Students planning to transfer in Environmental, Aeronautical or Industrial Engineering should also follow this pathway.  After completing the degree courses, the student must apply to graduate with the AS MRP degree. Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to transfer to most four-year colleges and universities as juniors. Entry into many engineering programs is competitive. Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission into a specific engineering program. Courses in this pathway are relevant for multiple majors, so a course may apply to one particular major, but not another. Students should work with advisors at TCC and their university advisors to make sure that all entry requirements are met. Students should check with their transfer institution for admission requirements, including overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of course, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English. Admission deadlines for transfer institutions vary and students are required to meet the transfer admission deadline of their intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to enroll in math and science sequence courses at a single institution and, if possible, not break up sequenced courses between institutions.

  • Aeronautical Engineers – Design aircraft, satellites, spacecraft, and propulsion systems (often a subset of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Civil Engineers – Design and plan infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and water systems
  • Environmental Engineers – Design solutions to local and worldwide environmental issues (often a subset of Civil Engineers)
  • Mechanical Engineers – Design across multiple industries, including aircraft, robotics, medical devices, and power systems
  • Industrial Engineers – Design processes to improve efficiency by coordinating resources in production

 Mechanical or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

 Civil, Environmental, or Construction Engineering

 Industrial 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, Environmental & Industrial Engineering

Your guided path toward earning your degree 

Requirements
Degree Program
Career Options

 

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 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.

Degree Worksheet (PDF)  Associate of Civil and Mechanical
2021-2022 Distribution Course List (PDF)

 

Basic Requirements (15 credits)

ENGL& 101

MATH&151, 152

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

Additional Specialization Courses (20-21credits)

Select four of the following classes for intended transfer institution.

CS 142

MATH& 254

ENGR& 104, 114, 204, 224, ENGR 240

ENGL& 235

 

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.

Explore careers in MechanicalCivil, Aeronautical, and Industrial Engineering.

Contact Us

Have questions about our program? Reach out to us.

 

Rebecca Sliger

 Mechanical/Civil/Industrial/Aero/Astro

Building 15-134
253-460-4428

 rsliger@tacomacc.edu
 

Keith King

 Mechanical/Civil/Industrial/Aero/Astro

 Building 15-133
253-566-5297

kking@tacomacc.edu
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