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Associate in Science - Pre-Major
Engineering

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Science

A1040D
NC CIP: 14.0102
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 175 Precalculus 4 0 0 4
MAT 175A Precalculus Lab 0 2 0 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    11 5 0 16

Spring Semester
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    12 5 0 17

Fall Semester
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
Select one:
Prin of Microeconomics (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    12 5 0 17

Spring Semester
MAT 273 Calculus III 3 2 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
   
    6 5 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 64

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

 

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Engineering. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Science A10400 and your academic advisor for additional Core and Professional courses.

Required: CHM 151; CHM 152; Composition Core: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114; ECO 251 or ECO 252; MAT 271MAT 272, and MAT 273; PHY 251 and PHY 252

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.