Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Pre-Engineering, AS (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0199
Nicholas Alfonso, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

Engineers apply mathematical principles and those of many sciences to the solution of practical design problems. Most engineers specialize in a particular area. There are more than 25 major specialties, including aerospace, chemical, mining and metallurgical, mechanical, architectural, electrical and systems. The Pueblo Community College curriculum provides a transferable foundation for all the major branches of engineering.

Program Description

The pre-engineering program at Pueblo Community College is designed for students interested in studying for the engineering profession through the community college pathway. This pathway prepares students for the completion of a two-year Associate of Science (AS) degree which meets the requirements of the statewide engineering articulation agreement with Colorado’s four-year engineering bachelor’s degree programs. Completion of the associate degree completes the first two years of an engineering bachelor’s degree and guarantees transfer at the junior level.

Program Requirements

Refer to the general requirements for the Associate of Science degree  listed above. Some pre-engineering courses have prerequisites of lower level classes or assessment scores. Refer to the course descriptions  for specific course prerequisites.

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (41 Credits)


Mathematics (4 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (10 Credits)


Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)


(Select three courses, with no more than two courses from any one category):

  • Arts and Expression: Select from a GT Pathways Arts and Expression course (GT-AH1) *
  • Literature and Humanities: Select from a GT Pathways Literature and Humanities course (GT-AH2) *
  • Ways of Thinking: Select from a GT Pathways Ways of Thinking course (GT-AH3) *
  • Foreign Languages: Select from a GT Pathways Foreign Languages course (GT-AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


(Select two courses from two different categories):

  • Economics or Political Systems: Select from a GT Pathways Economics or Political Systems course (GT-SS1) *
  • Geography: Select from a GT Pathways Geography course (GT-SS2) *
  • Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks: Select from a GT Pathways Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks course (GT-SS3) *

History (3 Credits)


  • Select one GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1) *

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