Engineering Science

This program is designed to parallel the first two years of the traditional Engineering bachelor programs at colleges and universities.

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Our Engineering Science program teaches you how to understand complex concepts and apply them in the physical world. You will learn skills to solve problems and develop plans, work successfully in teams, use computers for a variety of tasks, enhance critical thinking and calculation skills, and create engineering designs. This program features laboratory courses that provide firsthand experience with engineering work, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, mentoring opportunities and field trips to university laboratories. Working in teams throughout the program, you will tackle engineering design projects while enhancing your math and physics skills and also learning to gather information via computers.

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Natural Sciences Manager – est. salary $148,306*
Architectural and Engineering Manager – est. salary $147,732*

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Engineering Science degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGR 102 - Engineering Design and Laboratory I(Fall only) 4 credits Prerequisites: MATH 162 Major Course
MATH 171 - Calculus I 4 credits   Mathematics
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Prerequisite for ENGL 102. ENGL 101
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I 4 credits CHEM 110 with a grade of “C” or better or Dept. Head approval, and FNMT 118 or higher Natural Science
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits   Technology Competency

This is a select program. All students must complete CHEM 110 and MATH 162* (Precalculus II) with a great of “C” or better or be MATH 171 (Calculus I) ready.

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGR 202 - Engineering Design and Laboratory II 4 credits Offered in the Spring Semester only Major Course Writing intensive
MATH 172 - Calculus II 4 credits Prerequisite for MATH 272 Major Course
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra 4 credits Prerequisite for MATH 272 Major Course
PHYS 140 - Mechanics, Heat and Sound 5 credits Prerequisite for Physics 241 and ENGR 221.
It is recommended that you have taken high school physics or Physics 111 prior to taking this class.
Major Course

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Information Literacy
Humanities Elective 3 credits   Humanities Elective
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II 4 credits Prerequisite for CHEM 221, Organic Chemistry, to be taken in Fall.
Chemical Engineering majors should take this course prior to the Fall semester.
Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 271 - Calculus III 4 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 222 Major Course
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II(if not taken prior to this semester) 4 credits Students majoring in Chemical Engineering need to take CHEM 122 prior to this semester. Major Course
ENGR 221 - Vector Mechanics I (Statics) (Fall only) or
CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I
3 or 5 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 222.
Course only runs in the Fall semester
Prerequisite for CHEM 222 Chemical Engineering majors must take CHEM 221
Prerequisites for ENGR 221: PHYS 140 and MATH 172, both with a grade of "C" or better 
Major Course
PHYS 241 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light 5 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 205
Prerequisites: PHYS 140 and MATH 172 
Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits   Social Science Elective; Fulfills all of the Major Academic Approaches (American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, and Writing Intensive)
MATH 272 - Differential Equations 4 credits   Major Course
ENGR 222 - Vector Mechanics II (Dynamics)  or
CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II
3 or 5 credits ENGR 222 only offered in spring semester.
Chemical Engineering students must take CHEM 222
Prerequisites for ENGR 222: ENGR 221 and MATH 271, both with a grade of "C" or better 
Directed Elective
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I with Java and Python or
ENGR 205 - Materials Engineering
4 credits MATH 161 is a prerequisite for CSCI 111 PHYS 241
MATH 172 are prerequisites for ENGR 205
Directed elective depends on Engineering specialization and transfer institution. Please consult with your academic advisor.
Directed Elective
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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“Some students had degrees before they came to the College. Through interacting with them, I formed relationships that further empowered me. I learned from them, and it was through these interactions that my life took on an expansiveness filled with creativity and vibrant diversity.”

Marcella Stokes,
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