Associate of Science Degree - Engineering Emphasis

Location: RDMT 321
Phone: 775-673-7183
Fax: 775-674-7983
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/physicalsci/

This is a two-year transferable program leading to an Associate of Science with an emphasis in engineering. The Associate of Science degree in engineering is designed for students planning to obtain a four-year engineering degree. Engineering is the practical application of scientific theory and principles. This program develops a strong foundation in mathematics and physical science while providing an introduction to the fundamental aspects of engineering. Students who complete the associate degree can transfer to other colleges or universities in many engineering disciplines including civil, chemical, computer, electrical, geological, mechanical, metallurgical, mining, computer science and engineering physics.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Describe and apply the engineering design process.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills via writing and presentations, work effectively in teams, and perform basic computational skills appropriate to the engineering field.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics[3]
Required:
MATH 181Calculus I 24
Science[3]
Required:
CHEM 121General Chemistry I 24
or CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
PHYS 180/180LPhysics for Scientists and Engineers I 23
Social Science3
Required:
Principles of Microeconomics
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 3[3]
Science6
Science courses fulfilling the 6 units include:
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (1 unit from General Education) 2
Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I (1 unit from General Education) 2
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3 units) 2
Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II (1 unit) 2
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
CS 135Computer Science I3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering Design3
MATH 181Calculus I 24
MATH 182Calculus II 24
MATH 283Calculus III 24
MATH 285Differential Equations 23
ME 241Statics 23
Elective Requirements
Select up to 6 units from the following based on appropriate engineering major desired: 44-6
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (civil)
General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II (chemical)
Digital Design (electrical, computer)
Computer Science II (computer)
Introduction to Renewable Energy (renewable energy minor)
Geology: Exploring Planet Earth (civil)
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

Must maintain a “C” or higher in these courses.

3

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

4

The proper selection of units from this list is highly dependent on the engineering discipline. Please consult an advisor prior to selecting from this list.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
or General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
4
English 5 3
Humanities/Diversity 5 3
MATH 181 Calculus I 4
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
English 6 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
CS 135 Computer Science I 3
Fine Arts 5 3
MATH 283 Calculus III 4
PHYS 180
PHYS 181L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
4
 Semester Total14
4th semester
Elective 6 6
PHYS 181
181L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
4
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3
ME 241 Statics 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60
5

 See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.

6

See program recommendations or requirements.