The Engineering curriculum provides a foundation for further study toward the bachelor's degree in engineering. As such, it parallels the first two years of engineering programs offered by major universities and is applicable to any engineering discipline. Students planning to pursue baccalaureate degrees in aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, nuclear or petroleum engineering select this program. Students with other technical interests may consider other technological curricula.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Solve problems in algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
  • Solve basic problems in science and engineering.
  • Work in teams to implement projects.
  • Use computers for data acquisition and instrumentation control.
  • Communicate technical information using written, verbal and graphical presentations.
  • Transfer as engineering majors to bachelor's degree-granting institutions.

Program Entry Requirements:

Engineering is a demanding curriculum. Interested high school students are urged to complete a year of advanced high school mathematics that includes trigonometry and elementary functions. They should also complete a year each of high school chemistry and physics.

Students can be admitted to the program by successfully completing MATH 161 - Precalculus I with a grade of at least a "C". Students can also be admitted if they have at least MATH 162 - Precalculus II placement. Students who have not taken high school physics should take PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics or PHYS 111 - General Physics I.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Engineering, a minimum of 71 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 are required.

The College has established articulation and dual admission agreements with area colleges and universities including Drexel and Temple universities. In the Career and Transfer Resource Center, room W2-3, and the Counseling Center, room BG-7, students may obtain information and guidance in selecting elective courses required by their transfer institutions.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGR 102 - Engineering Design and Laboratory I MATH 162 4 credits  
MATH 171 - Calculus I MATH 162 or higher with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in  MATH 171 or higher 4 credits Quantitative Reasoning
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I CHEM 110 with a grade of "C" or better and FNMT 118 or higher 4 credits Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 101 - English Composition I or
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)
  3 credits Writing, Research & Info Lit. 1
CIS 103 - Introduction to Information Technology   3 credits Technological Competency

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGR 202 - Engineering Design and Laboratory II ENGR 102 4 credits  
PHYS 140 - Mechanics, Heat and Sound MATH 171 5 credits  
MATH 172 - Calculus II MATH 171 or higher with a grade of "C" or better, or placement in MATH 172 or higher 4 credits  
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or better and MATH 172 with a grade of "C" or better. (MATH 172 may be taken concurrently.) 4 credits  

Summer I

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper or
ENGL 102H - The Research Paper (Honors)
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits Writing, Research & Info Lit. 2
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Oral Communication/ Creative Expression
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II CHEM 121 with grade of "C" or better 4 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
MATH 271 - Calculus III MATH 172MATH 270 both with a grade "C" or better 4 credits  
ENGR 221 - Vector Mechanics I (Statics) or
CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I1
For ENGR 221: PHYS 140 and MATH 172, both with a grade of "C" or better
For CHEM 221: CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or better
3 or 5  credits  
PHYS 241 - Electricity, Magnetism
and Light
PHYS 140 and MATH 172 5 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors) 
  3 credits Cultural Analysis & Interpretation
MATH 272 - Differential Equations MATH 172 and MATH 270, both with a grade of "C" or better 4 credits  
ENGR 222 - Dynamics* or
CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II*
For ENGR 222: ENGR 221 and MATH 271, both with a grade of "C" or better
For CHEM 222: CHEM 221 with grade of "C" or better
3 or 5 credits  
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I or
ENGR 205 - Materials Engineering
For CSCI 111: FNMT 118 prerequisite or placement in MATH 161 or higher
For ENGR 205: PHYS 241MATH 172
4 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


* A student planning to major in Chemical Engineering at a transfer institution may substitute CHEM 221 - CHEM 222 for ENGR 221 and ENGR 222.

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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751 8010.