Feb 27, 2024
A degree in engineering enables the students to pursue a variety of career paths toward high-paying, indemand jobs. Engineering is an exacting applied science that requires a broad background of analytical skills. Many branches of engineering require specialization at the junior and senior levels. The Engineering program at Laramie County Community College provides students a general, transferable background in mathematics and engineering science necessary for later specialization. The program’s transferable coursework is conducted in small classes, with more individual attention than at research-oriented institutions. The length of the program depends on the student’s initial math placement, with each student’s path planned by an advising team. With an Associate of Science in Engineering, students acquire a strong foundation in mathematics and engineering science which enables them to transfer and successfully complete a Bachelor of Science in engineering at a four-year institution.
Contact information is available on the Engineering program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply mathematical foundations to engineering science.
- Describe the scientific background required for engineering science.
- Solve engineering problems.
- Evaluate problem solutions with experiments.
- Evaluate engineering problem solutions with computer software.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the STEM pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.
- See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1400 .
- Completion MATH 1400 or higher as a prerequisite for other courses.
Semester Total: 13 Credits
- See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1405 .
- Completion ENGL 1010 as a prerequisite for other courses.
Semester Total: 13 Credits
- Students who start below Calculus I should take Calc I during the summer to stay on track.
Semester Total: 4 Credits
- Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
Semester Total: 16 Credits
- Completion of AS Engineering degree.
Semester Total: 17 Credits
Program Credit Hour Total: 63 Credits
The Engineering program may take longer than two years for students whose initial math course is not Calculus I due to the prerequisites of the math courses. Students should enroll in the highest-level math course for which they qualify. Starting in a course above MATH 1400 will reduce the credit hours needed to complete this degree, and not require a summer semester. Students should work closely with their Advising Team.
The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Some careers in or related to Engineering will require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Typical job titles for graduates with a degree in Engineering include agricultural engineers, automotive engineers, chemical engineers, civil engineers, computer engineers and drafting/design engineers.
Additional information on careers in Engineering is available through Career Coach.
The Engineering program is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.