Program Description

Do you like to design things and problem solve? Do math and science come easily to you? If you're interested in a well-paying career that applies the principles of science and math to develop cost-effective solutions to technical problems, Cecil College's engineering transfer program may be ideal for you.

The Engineering program option prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in engineering. Thanks to regional developments, engineering careers are on the rise, exceeding the national employment average. Most entry-level engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree. Your Cecil College education will prepare you to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete your degree.

Degree Programs

Civil Engineering (Associate of Science)

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for civil engineering. Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes. Students with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering may continue their education in graduate school, while others may enter industry. The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the coursework in the degree program.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Electrical Engineering (Associate of Science in Engineering)

This program option prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in electrical engineering. Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on designing and analyzing components and systems that utilize electrons and photons. Electrical engineers also work in information technology and software development and function on multidisciplinary teams. Students with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering continue their education in graduate school or enter industry. The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Mechanical Engineering (Associate of Science)

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering is one of the core engineering disciplines offering students a wide range of career choices in engineering practice and scientific research as well as non-engineering fields such as business, law, or medicine. Students with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering may continue their education in graduate school or may enter industry.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Engineering with Areas of Concentration (Associate of Science)

The Associate of Science Engineering Program offers a selection of engineering and other natural and physical science courses for students wishing to pursue a program of study in engineering with concentrations in aerospace, chemical, computer, and engineering science. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a college or a university that grants a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

What skills are required to be an engineer?

Engineers use math and science to analyze and solve practical problems. Students should be dedicated and determined to work to figure out complex problems. Typically engineers work in teams to complete projects so good communication and collaborative skills are helpful.

What is the difference between science and engineering?

Science looks at what happens and why in the natural world. Engineering uses the answers from science to plan, build, and create new inventions and ideas. They complement each other and often work closely together. Scientists might tell engineers what to create and engineers tell scientists the constraints with such creations.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Cecil College has an articulation agreement with the University of Delaware in civil engineering. In addition, Frostburg State University has partnered with Cecil College to offer a collaborative 2+2 Bachelor's of Science in Engineering, Materials Engineering concentration, on Cecil College’s North East campus. Recent undergraduate students have attended a variety of institutions including, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland, Towson University, Frostburg State University, and University of Delaware.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Kimberly Sheppard
Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair
M.S., Clemson University

Dale Schultz
Associate Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adjunct Faculty

Cecil College's adjunct engineering faculty are highly credentialed in their discipline and have years of professional experience.

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