Engineering

Engineering - AS

Students in the Engineering program earn the Associate of Science degree, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct academic pathway, they enter transfer partner universities as junior.

Program Code

8600 Associate of Science (AS), Pre-Majors/Transfer

Course Availability

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Science degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and hybrid formats.

Cost

Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Science degree for Engineering students is $5,400 This includes tuition and course fees for courses; it does not include books or course fees in classes not listed in the guided pathway. Many Engineering courses utilize Open Educational Resources and/or low cost textbooks to minimize costs.

Program Curriculum

  • Mapping scheduled for 2019-20 academic year

Transfer Options

Arizona State University
Transfer Pathways

 Northern Arizona University
Transfer Pathways

University of Arizona
Transfer Pathways

Grand Canyon University

While students may also choose to transfer to out-of-state programs, we do not have transfer partnerships with those programs. Connect with your transfer destination to determine which courses can be taken at SCC.

Career and Employment Outlook

Graduates are prepared to: think critically, solve complex problems, evaluate information, work in teams, communicate effectively (both in writing and in words), have a foundational knowledge of math and science, and continue learning.

With further education, students are prepared for jobs in: dozens of engineering sub-disciplines (see salary list below), operations management, supply chain management, patent law , materials sourcing and procurement , education , consulting , technical sales , technical writing , business and technical training , informational technology , building management , research and development , entrepreneurship , artificial intelligence , cyber security , software creation , and big data

Graduates are prepared to: think critically, solve complex problems, evaluate information, work in teams, communicate effectively (both in writing and in words), have a foundational knowledge of math and science, and continue learning.

With further education, students are prepared for jobs in: dozens of engineering sub-disciplines (see salary list below), operations management, supply chain management, patent law , materials sourcing and procurement , education , consulting , technical sales , technical writing , business and technical training , informational technology , building management , research and development , entrepreneurship , artificial intelligence , cyber security , software creation , and big data

Engineering Occupation Average Annual Salary Projected % Job Growth
2012-2022
Projected # Jobs Added
2012-2022
Aerospace Engineering & Operations $64,310 -0.40% 2,000
Aerospace Engineers $107,700 7.30% 25,000
Agricultural Engineers $75,440 4.80% 1,000
Airline Pilots & Flight Engineers $131,760 -6.60% 19,000
Architectural & Engineering Managers $138,720 6.70% 61,000
Biomedical Engineers $91,760 26.60% 10,000
Chemical Engineers $103,590 4.50% 9,000
Civil Engineering Technicians $50,290 0.60% 16,000
Civil Engineers $87,130 19.70% 120,000
Computer Hardware Engineers $110,650 7.40% 24,000
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Tech $60,330 0% 30,000
Electrical Engineers $95,780 4.70% 44,000
Electronics Engineers $99,660 3.40% 35,000
Engineering Professors $102,000 11.80% 11,000
Engineering Technicians $63,140 0.90% 15,000
Engineers, All Other $96,350 3.80% 30,000
Environmental Engineering Tech $51,030 18.40% 7,000
Environmental Engineers $86,340 15.30% 21,000
Health & Safety Engineers $84,850 11% 10,000
Industrial Engineering Tech $55,660 -3.20% 14,000
Industrial Engineers $85,110 4.50% 75,000
Locomotive Engineers $57,000 -3.90% 11,000
Marine Engineers $99,160 10.30% 3,000
Materials Engineers $91,150 0.90% 8,000
Mechanical Engineering Tech $55,470 4.70% 12,000
Mechanical Engineers $87,140 4.50% 100,000
Mining & Geological Engineers $100,970 12% 3,000
Nuclear Engineers $104,630 9.30% 7,000
Operating Engineers $48,020 18.90% 144,000
Petroleum Engineers $147,520 25.50% 20,000
Rail Yard Engineers $44,810 2.40% 2,000
Sales Engineers $104,660 8.90% 17,000
Ship Engineers $74,600 7.80% 6,000
Sound Engineering Tech $58,670 0.70% 3,000
Stationary Engineers $58,070 3.10% 13,000

Source: https://typesofengineeringdegrees.org/highest-paid-engineering-jobs/

 

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Guest speakers each semester
  • Tours of ASU research labs (ISTB4)
  • Tours of ASU solar power research lab
  • TGEN internships
  • NASA internships
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Tours of Fender Musical Instruments
  • Other Industry Internships

Program Contacts

Dr. Donna Slaughter, Division Chair
Office: CM-425
Phone: (480) 423-6123
donna.slaughter@scottsdalecc.edu

Patricia Dueck, Program Advisor
Office: CM-429
Phone: (480) 423-6594
patricia.dueck@scottsdalecc.edu

Cody Anderson, Department Coordinator - Engineering
Office: CM-417
Phone: (480) 423-6579
cody.anderson@scottsdalecc.edu

Department Office
Office CM-404
Phone: (480) 423-6581