Engineering-related skills are some of the most versatile and high-demand in today's workplace, and can be applied to industries from advanced manufacturing to electronics and semiconductor chip manufacturing. The colleges of DCCCD work closely with local industry to develop courses teaching the same advanced technology you'll find in the workplace. Courses may include an introduction to engineering, engineering graphics, engineering mechanics and statistics, programming for engineers, and mechanics of materials, among others.
Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.
If you want to go on to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering, there are several Engineering Associate of Science degrees designed to transfer to specified bachelor's programs. Students who complete their associate degree with a GPA of 2.50 with no grade below that of "C" and who meet all admissions requirements will be accepted to the bachelor's program in the designated field at participating Texas public universities.
Richland College offers 11 Associate of Science degrees in various Engineering fields. Cedar Valley and Mountain View colleges each offer an Associate of Science (AAS) Degree in Pre-Mechanical Engineering.
A Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact is in place for students wishing to transfer to B.S. programs in Mechanical Engineering at specified Texas universities. Students who wish to pursue the Pre-Mechanical Engineering AAS through the compact agreement must complete all course requirements of the program to satisfy admission criteria into the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program. Learn about the
Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact.
See the chart of all Engineering associate degrees for transfer to specified Texas public universities.
This innovative co-enrollment network was developed to address Texas' growing need for engineers. Qualified students are admitted to the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, do their first two years of coursework at El Centro College or Richland College, and complete their bachelor's degrees in engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station.
If you are interested in a direct career path to an engineering-related job, various colleges of DCCCD offer Career and Technical Education
Engineering-Related Programs as preparation for entry-level positions.
Engineering courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):
Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.
Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the
browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.
The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.
Find out more about the
Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.
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