Pre-Engineering - Associate in Science

The mission of the Engineering Program is to produce two-year graduates with the breadth and depth of knowledge in engineering to become lifelong productive members of the regional workforce and the local society. The main goal of the Pre-Engineering program is to prepare students to successfully complete an engineering degree program at an institution of their choice. The faculty members serve as advisors to students who plan to study engineering. Students who complete the two-year program may enter most engineering schools as a junior.

The pre-engineering program provides courses in computer drafting, computer programming, and all the English, mathematics, and science courses generally required in the first two years of an engineering curriculum. When you complete the pre-engineering program, you may transfer to a college of engineering at another university.

Note: Students should seek advisement from a counselor/advisor about how requirements vary in the different fields of engineering.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.


Curtis Smith, Ph.D.  - Interim Dean of Division of Math, Science, Business & Technology Division  

Ross Stites  - Academic Advisor

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication 3
Humanities Requirements: 6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
Humanities Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
Social Science Core Elective 3
Social Science Core Elective 3
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology 5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* and/or*** 5
MATH0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I** 5
MATH0123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II** 5
Total General Education Requirements
Pre-Engineering Requirements
MATH0224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III** 5
MATH0227 Differential Equations** 3
NASC0245 Engineering Physics I* 5
NASC0246 Engineering Physics II* 5
NASC0248 Statics* and/or 3
NASC0249 Dynamics* 3
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Engineering Degree

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.
*** Chemistry requirements vary according to major within Engineering

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