Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Designed for Transfer to a 4-year University
The Associate of Science degree in Engineering has been developed:
to help ease studentsí transfer from community college to baccalaureate engineering program;
for students planning a career in an engineering field;
to assist students in saving tuition money by completing basic coursework at the community college;
and to expand the pipeline into engineering careers and produce more engineering graduates.
The AS in Engineering degree is designed to transfer as a degree, rather than on a course-by-course basis, and the courses correspond to equivalent university degree coursework as agreed upon through the Texas Coordinating Board Voluntary Transfer Compact. For more information visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
In general, the first year of study is common to all of the Associates of Engineering degrees and the second year involves some divergence in coursework. Lone Star College now offers the following Associates of Science degrees:
What academic background is required to enroll in Lone Star Collegeís engineering program?
Although this is an open admissions program, the key to successfully mastering engineering coursework is a strong foundation in mathematics (students entering the program must have already taken college algebra. Most of the courses will require trigonometry and calculus.).
Will the courses transfer to any university engineering program?
Each engineering college has their own admissions requirements and we encourage students to refer to the Transfer Compact (see above) and contact an advisor in the targeted transfer school(s) as early as possible to ensure they are taking the most appropriate coursework for that institution.
How do I get started?
Enroll in the college, meet with an advisor on campus, and enroll in the courses recommended below. If youíre not sure which engineering field is right for you, make sure to take Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) the first semester which will give you an overview of the industry, the various sub-disciplines, and types of engineering careers. At the end of the first semester, you will be encouraged to declare a particular associate of science in engineering.
What if I donít know which engineering discipline I want to pursue?
We suggest you talk with engineers from various fields. These sites may also help narrow your focus:
Lone Star College offers a limited number of engineering-specific scholarships and there are also community college engineering scholarships offered by external entities. Both types are listed on the LSC-CyFair Pre-engineering Scholarships (PDF).
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