The Engineering Science associate degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate college and university programs in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and biomedical engineering, as well as for immediate employment in engineering support positions. The program also offers students currently employed in technical positions in high technology industries the opportunity to retrain and upgrade their technical skills.
College of Technology - Engineering Pathway Program
The Engineering Science program, through the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program, provides for direct entry into baccalaureate engineering programs at the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University. Students may enter UConn and CCSU engineering programs through the Engineering Science A.S. degree program at MCC and, upon successful completion of the program, continue on to UConn and CCSU as third-year engineering students with a full two years of credit towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime or evening hours. Preparation for the Engineering Science program includes a high school diploma or equivalent with one year of physics and three years of mathematics including Algebra I and Algebra II followed by advanced algebra or precalculus mathematics. For students not prepared for the required mathematics and English courses, MCC offers a wide range of developmental and preparatory courses.
The Engineering Science program includes three required electives allowing students to explore topics of interest. Students may choose to use the three engineering electives to concentrate in mechanical, electrical, biomedical, or civil engineering. It is recommended that if a student desires to transfer into a degree program in one of these engineering disciplines that they follow the courses prescribed for the corresponding concentration. The purpose of these four concentrations is to help students align their coursework more closely with their discipline of interest, resulting in a more seamless transfer into a four-year institution. Students who choose not to follow a concentration may choose any course from each list of engineering requirements (3) in order to complete the degree.