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2013-2015 Catalog 
2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Engineering, AS

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The Career

Engineers apply math and science principles to develop practical solutions to technical problems. They design products, machinery to build those products and the plants in which those products are made. Engineers also design the systems that ensure the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process.

In addition, these professionals design, plan and supervise the construction of buildings, highways and transit systems. Engineers develop and implement improved ways to extract, process and use raw materials such as minerals, petroleum and biomass.

Moreover, they harness the power of the sun and resources from the Earth to meet the energy needs of society. To this end, engineers analyze the impact of the products they develop or the systems they design on the environment and the people using them.

Professional Traits

Those pursuing a career in engineering should:

  • Have an aptitude for math and science
  • Be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly
  • Clearly communicate the results of their work to clients and managers both verbally and in writing
  • Be good at working with people, business systems and computers

Employment Opportunities

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these categories of engineers are expected to have employment growth over the projected decade: mechanical engineers at nine percent, electrical engineers and chemical engineers at six percent and civil engineers at 19 percent.

Median wage and salary earnings are:

Civil Engineer: $77,560
Mechanical Engineer: $78,280
Electrical Engineer: $87,180
Chemical Engineer: $90,300

The Program

ECC offers its engineering students a complete two-year program which includes the basic physics and calculus classes, as well as upperlevel science and engineering electives. Students participate in classroom design and robotics projects.

Class sizes are small and students have the opportunity to receive individual help when necessary. With the ECC Associate of Science Degree in Transfer Engineering, students are able to focus on any of the 15 different fields of engineering.

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent (documentation sent to the registration office)
  • Application for admission
  • A placement test as specified by the college (please note: some coursework requires minimum placement results)

Transfer Options

East Central College engineering students transfer to four-year engineering programs with a very high completion rate. They benefit from an articulation agreement and 30-plus year history of successful transfer to the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Transferring credit is decided by the bachelor degree-granting institution, not ECC. Students are advised to contact any four-year college or university they are interested in as soon as possible so the appropriate classes can be taken at ECC.


East Central College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504


Program Faculty

Barry Bookout, Ph.D.

Isaiah Kellogg, Ph.D.

Division Chair

Ann Boehmer


Mathematics and Physical Science

Program of Study

This sequence of courses is designed for the student who plans to attend ECC full-time and is prepared to take Calculus I as an entering freshman. Part-time study is also available. Please contact an academic advisor for complete course options. For the most current academic schedule (which is subject to change), visit the college Web site at

Year 1

Year 2

Fall Semester

Total Semester Hours 17

Spring Semester

Total Semester Hours 15

Specific Degree Requirements for Each Type of Engineering

Type of Engineering Specific Humanities/Social Science Requirements Specific History or Government Requirement Specific Communication Requirement Technical Electives
Aerospace Ethics and Literature     Statics, Dynamics, C++ Programming, Circuits
Architectural One must be upper level History   Statics, Dynamics, Circuits, Engineering Statistics
Ceramic One must be upper level     Statics, Engineering Statistics, Chem II
Chemical       Chem II, Organic Chem I, Organic Chem II, C++ Programming
Civil       Geology, Statics, Dynamics
Computer One must be Public Speaking   English Comp II C++ Programming, Circuits, Statistics
Electrical One must be Public Speaking   English Comp II C++ Programming, Circuits, Statistics
Engineering Management One must be General Psychology     Statics, Dynamics, C++ Programming, Circuits, Engineering Statistics
Environmental   History   Chem II, Geology, Biology, Engineering Statistics, Statics, Dynamics
Geological One must be upper level   Public Speaking Engineering Statistics, Geology, Biology, Statics, Dynamics
Mechanical One must be a Literature     Statics, Dynamics, Engineering Statistics, C++ Programming, Circuits, Metallurgy
Metallurgical One must be upper level     Engineering Statistics, Statics, Circuits, Metallurgy
Mining One must be upper level   Technical Writing Engineering Statistics, Geology, Metallurgy
Nuclear One must be upper level   English Comp II Engineering Statistics, Statics, C++ Programming, Metallurgy
Petroleum One must be upper level   Technical Writing Geology, Statics, Dynamics


Missouri S&T Accepted Humanities and Social Science Electives

(***denotes upper level courses)

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