Associate in Engineering

Alamance Community College offers the Associate in Engineering (AE) degree to students interested in transferring to a School of Engineering at one of the public universities in North Carolina. The AE curriculum program will enhance the workforce of North Carolina, and will provide educational and training opportunities consistent with the mission of the college.

 The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicate courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.


English Composition: 6 semester hours required

ENG111 Expository Writing 
ENG112 Argument-Based Research

Humanities/Fine Arts: choose 6 semester hours from the two categories below

1.  Choose one of the following:

ENG231 American Literature I
ENG232 American Literature II
ENG241 British Literature I
ENG242 British Literature II
PHI215 Philosophical Issues
PHI240 Introduction to Ethics
REL110 World Religion

2.  Choose one of the following:

COM231 Public Speaking
ART111 Art Appreciation
ART114 Art History I  
ART115 Art History II
MUS110 Music Appreciation
MUS112 Introduction to Jazz

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 6 semester hours required (including ECO 251)

ECO251 Principles of Microeconomics

Choose one course:

HIS111 World Civilizations I
HIS112 World Civilizations II
HIS131 American History I
HIS132 American History II
POL120 American Government
PSY150 General Psychology
SOC210 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Sciences: 12 semester hours required

CHM151 General Chemistry I
PHY251 General Physics I
PHY252 General Physics II

Mathematics: 12 semester hours required

MAT271 Calculus I
MAT272 Calculus II
MAT273 Calculus III

Other Required Hours

ACA122 College Transfer Success

Pre-Major Elective

EGR150 Introduction to Engineering

Other General Education and Pre-major electives (15 semester hours)

Choose from the following courses:

BIO111 General Biology I
CHM152 General Chemistry II
COM110 Introduction to Communication
CSC151 JAVA Programming
ECO252 Principles of Macroeconomics
EGR210 Intro to Electrical/Computer Engineering Lab
EGR220 Engineering Statics
EGR225 Engineering Dynamics
EGR228 Introduction to Solid Mechanics
MAT285 Differential Equations
PED110 Fit and Well for Life

Total Hours Needed for Associate in Engineering Degree:   60 hours

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