Students interested in engineering find themselves immersed in creativity, science, technology, and problem-solving. Engineering demands a solid foundation in science, math, engineering technology, and computing. Prospective engineers can forsee themselves inventing, designing, analyzing, building and testing machines, complex systems, structures and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I like the environment and would like to protect it.
I like contributing to my community through my work.
I like the satisfaction of completing projects.
I like to problem solve.
I like working with my hands.
I like to use my creativity to design and build things.
I am entrepreneurial.
I aspire to become self-reliant.
I find technology exciting.
I want to have a variety of tasks and locations in my work.
PIONEERING NEW Discoveries
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Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
Choosing the Right Courses
Provided here are the COC classes that are recommended for your pathway. You are not required to take all them, so you should talk to your counselor to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
Four-Year Ed Plans
Provided here are ed plans for you to take AOC & COC coursework for specific concentrations within this pathway.
Keep in mind that these ed-plans are subject to change based on your individual needs and preferences.
The ed-plans above will allow you to earn three Associate Degrees in Mathematics & Science (all 3 have overlapping requirements). If you pursue the Physics ed-plan, you will earn an Associate Degree in Physics. All of the ed-plans above will allow you to complete your IGETC and to transfer several General Ed college credits.
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Engineering is a calculus-based curriculum. If you want to get into top engineering schools, it's important to have a solid foundation in math.
If you take any SAT Subject Tests, it’s important to take and get a high 700 on the SAT Math II Subject Test (preferably 800) to demonstrate you’re strong in Math beyond what’s covered on the SAT or ACT. Getting a perfect or high score Physics or any other science Subject Test as well isn’t required, but it also will help your application.
The key to getting accepted to selective engineering institutions is to build up a “spike” in a certain area. For engineering schools, this area is math and/or science.