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Engineering

Quick Facts

Want to transfer to a 4-year university? Complete our Associate of Science (A.S.) in Engineering and apply your course credits to a bachelor’s degree in engineering. We offer civil, electric, industrial, or mechanical engineering.

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Our Program

Why choose Engineering?

  • Apply scientific & technical knowledge to develop useful objects or processes that solve human problems
  • Choose to specialize an engineering area of interest, for example:
    • Civil
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Chemical
  • Work in an industry that interests you, such as:
    • Manufacturing
    • Government
    • Research & development laboratories
    • Utilities

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Read & review project drawings & plans to determine the sizes of structures
  • Confer with other engineers to prepare plans
  • Observe project sites & evaluate work progress to identify problems with designs
  • Develop plans & estimate costs for constructing systems & operating facilities
  • Prepare reports to document project activities & data

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • Analytical and creative thinking as well as problem-solving are key skills for engineers.
  • You must enjoy working with math and science in your studies and in your career.
  • You need to be able to develop project plans and stay on schedule.
  • After completing of our Associate of Science in Engineering, you can transfer to a 4-year institution, earn a bachelor's degree, and build your career in engineering.
  • Personality traits that are important for engineers include:
    • Attention to detail
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Transfer

All Campuses

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AS Associate of Science — Engineering 60 $3,840
FOS Civil Engineering 39 $2,496
FOS Mechanical Engineering 36 $2,304

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

For example, you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Southeast Campus

Rachel Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor & Engineering Program Coordinator

Call 817-515-3704

Email ruichao.zhang@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021