Program Description

The Associate in Engineering degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state-funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet 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 duplicative courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the Associate in Engineering to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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Pathways to Engineering


Educational Opportunities

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering fields, including aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, nuclear, software, systems, and more.

East Carolina University 

North Carolina A & T

North Carolina State University 

UNC Charlotte

Western Carolina University

Contact Information

Catherine Holl-Cross
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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