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Pre-engineering
Associate of Science (Two year program)

This Associate of Science degree is a two year program which provides students the necessary studies that will lead to direct transfer into a four year engineering program. The curriculum is designed to allow students to acquire a sound understanding of the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering.

The program focuses on developing a fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and provides an introduction to engineering. In addition, students also take classes in English, Communication, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Graduates of the pre-engineering program can transfer to Penn State University, Hazleton Campus where they will complete their study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering.

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • Learn mathematical methods and principles of physical sciences to analyze mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Acquire required skills to solve technical problems in the engineering profession.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Explain the importance of engineering ethics as practices today as they apply their knowledge and skills to serve society.
  • Use standard methods of mathematical analysis including trigonometry and analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus and differential equations.
  • Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
CHE-151 - General Chemistry I, 4 credits
EGR-110 - Engineering Graphics, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
MAT-151 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, 4 credits
FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
CHE-152 - General Chemistry II, 4 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
MAT-251 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, 4 credits
PHY-151 - Calculus-Based Physics I, 4 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
ECO-151 - Principles of Economics I (Macro), 3 credits
EGR-220 - Statics, 3 credits
EGR-235 - Strength of Materials, 3 credits
MAT-252 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III, 4 credits
PHY-152 - Calculus-Based Physics II, 4 credits
SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
EGR-225 - Electrical Circuits & Devices, 4 credits
EGR-245 - Thermodynamics, 3 credits
ENG-261 - Technical Communications, 3 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
MAT-280 - Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations, 4 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 63

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