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
Here is the schedule of Current Engineering Course Offerings which may be used to create your TCC Academic Plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
- 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
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.