Associate in Engineering

Program Description

The Associate in Engineering (A.E.) is a progression degree plan which meets the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicate courses. To be eligible to transfer credits under the A.E. to B.S.E. Uniform Articulation Agreement, a student must earn an A.E. degree in a North Carolina Community College with a GPA of at least 2.5 and a grade of C or better in all A.E. courses.   Students who follow the progression degree plan are not guaranteed admission to a college of engineering but will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency.

Before initiating study for an A.E. degree, a student must have the prerequisite courses or placement to begin MAT 271, Calculus 1. If this is not the case, the student must speak with an advisor in order to choose the proper preparatory courses.

Calculus I is the lowest level math course that
will be accepted by the engineering programs for transfer as a math credit. Students who are not calculus-ready will need to take additional math courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to collect, interpret, and formulate conclusions formally from data.
  • Write and/or speak with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrate how historical, philosophical, cultural, global and/or socioeconomic factors affect human interactions and behaviors.
  • Use the theories of calculus and physics to model the physical world in order to make decisions or solve problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional careers in design and analysis across various industries
  • Research and development or laboratory opportunities in the private and public sectors
  • Positions in technical related fields such as drafting, testing, support and sales
  • Excellent background for other fields requiring mathematics/engineering proficiency, including:
    • Teaching or research
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

Transfer Opportunities

Craven Community College has special relationships with upper-level colleges and universities for transfer.

These transfer institutions include:

  • four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina System
  • private North Carolina four-year institutions.

To provide for a smooth transfer, students should consult with both an academic advisor and the potential transfer institution for academic course selection and guidance.

Contact Information

Associate Dean, Liberal Arts and University Transfer – Math, Science, and Social Science

Associate Vice President for Instruction

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