Engineering

Associate of Science Degree

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Program Mission engineering

The Engineering transfer program provides a balanced pre-engineering curriculum to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Engineering Associate of Science will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  3. Take part in participating on teams whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  4. Develop and utilize appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and make use of engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  5. Discover and make use of new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Oregon State University

OSU Degree Partnership Program

UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) so that students can dual-enroll, pursue any degree that OSU offers, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to more 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 Engineering and Drafting Technician One-Year Certificate. This one-year program can serve as a Pre-Engineering program for students interested in future transfer. A Drafting Pathway Certificate can also be earned by completing 16 hours of drafting courses. These Pathway and One-Year Certificates provide stand-alone, job-ready skills and expanded opportunities for summer internships. If you are interested in certificates in the Engineering Technology programs, you should see the Engineering Technology web page.

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Engineering programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Career Considerations

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.

Program Publications

Transfer Guide

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.

Certificates & Degrees at UCC

High School Students

Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.

First Generation College Students

Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Take advantage of the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP). It's FREE. The TOP program provides the extra help you will need to be successful at UCC so you can transfer smoothly to university studies.

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Why UCC?

why-uccThe 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.

Contact

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
Phone: 541-440-4683

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