Associate of Science Degree
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The Engineering transfer program provides a balanced pre-engineering curriculum to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.
The AS transfer track closely follows the first two years of study for engineering programs at most universities in Oregon. Majors offered at OSU include Architectural Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing, and Chemical Engineering, as well as Biomedical, Forest, Geological, Mining, Metallurgical, and Nuclear Engineering. PSU and OIT offer degrees in Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical and Computer Engineering. OIT also offers majors in Geomatics (Surveying) and Renewable Energy. Many of the core classes taken during the first two years of study are the same for all engineering majors. However, it is important that students work closely with the UCC engineering faculty advisor and UCC Advising and Career Center to develop a custom educational planner for transfer to the university of choice.
Students who complete the Engineering Associate of Science will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- Take part in participating on teams whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- Develop and utilize appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and make use of engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- Discover and make use of new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) to provide the Degree Partnership Program. Students reap cost savings and benefit from access to UCC and OSU scholarships and services. Learn more.
Pre-Engineering and Certificates
If you are not prepared to begin calculus in your first year of the engineering transfer program, you should consider starting with the Certificate of Completion Program as an Engineering and Drafting Technician. This one-year program can serve as a pre-engineering program for students interested in future transfer. A Drafting Pathways Certificate can also be earned by completing 16 hours of drafting courses. The Pathways and Completion Certificates provide stand-alone, job-ready skills and expanded opportunities for summer internships. If you are interested in certificates in the engineering technology program, you should see the Engineering Technology web page.
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Engineering is a broad field with more than 20 specialties. Engineering is widely considered as one of the most lucrative and in-demand career choices, with multiple options for engineering disciplines and job types.
Many of the core classes taken during the first two years of study are the same for all engineering majors. You should work with the UCC engineering faculty advisor and UCC Advising and Career Center to develop a custom term-by-term planner for transfer to the university of your choice. The following are links to suggested UCC advising guides for some of the transfer opportunities.
Oregon State University Oregon Institute of Technology Portland State University
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Engineering Management
- Ecological Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Energy Systems Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Forest Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Radiation Health Physics
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology: AAS
- Engineering and Drafting Technician: One-year Certificate
- Drafting: Pathway Certificate
- Water Quality Technician: Pathway Certificate
- Surveying & Geomatics: AS
- Surveying: Pathway Certificate
High School Students
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First Generation College Students
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Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
The freshman and sophomore years at most universities are designated pre-engineering, with the junior and senior years designated professional engineering. Many of the transfer courses during the first two years of study are math, science and elective courses. At UCC, you can take the required core courses in smaller classroom settings and at lower cost than at four-year institutions. The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed.
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Clay Baumgartner, PE - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Engineering / Surveying & CIS
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