Typical Program - Aerospace/Mechanical/Undecided Track
Typical Program - Civil Engineering Track
Typical Program - Environmental Engineering Track
Degree/Certificate: Associates in Science
HEGIS Code: 5609
SUNY Code: 2211
Major Code: ENGS
In order to remain competitive in the new global economy, it is essential that the United States ensures that science and engineering has a high priority. Added to that are new efforts directed toward new areas of manufacture, energy independence, clean energy, energy efficiency, renewal of national infrastructure, etc. These efforts will require an increasing number of graduate engineers in all areas of engineering. It is anticipated that the need for graduate engineers will grow steadily in the future. Graduate engineers currently command among the highest starting salaries of all professional fields.
The NCCC Approach
The Engineering Studies associate degree (A.S.) program at Niagara County Community College will better prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in engineering. This program will include those courses required in the first two years of a typical baccalaureate degree program in engineering. These courses are of an applied physics nature and include coursework in Statics, Dynamics, Mechanical Properties of Materials, etc. This program fulfills the academic needs in such areas as mathematics, physics and chemistry, in support of engineering studies coursework, thus enabling students to transfer seamlessly.
As currently structured, this program will meet all requirements for a seamless transfer into any SUNY program, including the State University at Buffalo, in aerospace, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering.
Students interested in areas such as biomedical, industrial, chemical and electrical engineering will have the option of completing the bulk of their required coursework within this program in conjunction with the selection of appropriate course electives at NCCC and cross registration at a four-year campus.
Students admitted in fall, spring and summer. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring or summer semester. Students needing additional coursework in preparation for Calculus and Physics may take more than four semesters to complete the program.
Consult with the Admissions Office.
Consult with the Admissions Office.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To provide a course of study which enables graduates to transfer seamlessly into four-year baccalaureate programs in aerospace, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering.
- To provide a core of mathematics and science courses in support of continued coursework at the four-year level and in support of professional endeavors upon attainment of the baccalaureate degree
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of engineering concepts and their application at both the theoretical level of design and the practical level of performance
- Apply concepts of mathematics and scientific principles to the design, fabrication and evaluation of structures and working systems
- Incorporate drafting and graphical techniques for the visual presentation of structural and system designs
- Utilize the computer literacy skills required in the design, fabrication and evaluation of structures and working systems
- Communicate with others, including both general, scientific and technical information, in an oral and written manner