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Delivery: Daytime classes only
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

Engineering — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)

About the Program

The Associate in Science in Engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in one of the following engineering fields: aerospace, biomedical, bioproducts & biosystems, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, geological, material, mechanical, and general engineering. This program includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering curriculum. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university where they plan to transfer, and to consult with the Century Counseling office for assistance in planning their program and selecting electives. Guide sheets are available in the Counseling Center for many engineering fields and transfer institutions.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

Chemical Engineers *
Civil Engineers *
Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
Mechanical Engineers *
Electrical Engineers *

* with bachelor’s degree

Salary Data

  • Chemical Engineers*
    Average Wage: $38.28/hour
    Top Earners: $51.70/hour/hour
  • Civil Engineers*
    Average Wage: $38.06/hourr
    Top Earners: $52.00/hour
  • Computer Software Engineers, Applications*
    Average Wage: $44.27/hour
    Top Earners: $61.96/hour
  • Mechanical Engineers*
    Average Wage: $39.41/hour
    Top Earners: $56.15/hour
  • Electrical Engineers*
    Average Wage: $42.75/hour
    Top Earners: $60.87/hour

* with bachelor’s degree

(seven county metro area -

Learning Outcomes

Engineering - AAS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using tools, instruments, and testing devices.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science.
  • Collaborate in teams and utilize methods of scientific inquiry.

Program Benefits

"Fab Lab"

Our new state-of-the-art fabrication lab is aligned with MIT's highly successful fab lab network. In our "fab lab", you'll get to build all sorts of structures, machines, mechanisms, and circuits, including a rapid prototyping machine, laser cutter, CNC mini mill, and other machine tools.

Engineering Club

The Engineering club allows you to do more than coursework and provides you with a network of colleagues that you can socialize with or do projects. Past projects include building a remote controlled semiautonomous robot and fabricating an electricity-producing wind turbine.

At the Century College Robot show you get to see all sorts of interesting contraptions. The public is invited to the show where Introduction to Engineering students display their inventions that are judged by practicing engineers.

In our popular Introduction to Engineering Class you'll "learn by doing" projects such as building a robot.

Transfer Information

The engineering transfer program offers a schedule of sequenced classes in mathematics, physics, and engineering science that begin in the fall semester. Classes are also available for students who lack the necessary prerequisites or who need a review before beginning the standard sequence.

Our Century College/University of Minnesota 2+2 Program takes the guesswork out of transfer. Our articulation agreement spells out exactly what courses you need to take before transferring to the University of Minnesota.

After completing the engineering program at Century, you will need to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete your B.S. degree.

The transfer process is easy because articulation agreements have been worked out with our academic partners.

Transfer Prep

The transfer process will go very smoothly once you have completed the following 4 steps:

  • Select an engineering specialty, such as Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.
  • Determine the four-year college or university you plan to transfer to.
  • Develop a plan for coursework that includes the core courses, the MNTC requirements, and all courses for one engineering specialty.
  • Periodically check for any changes in the transfer guide sheets in the Career & Academic Planning Center and talk with a counselor.

Once you have completed the courses required for transfer, contact the college of your choice, preferably in the January prior to the fall semester at your chosen university.

With proper planning, all the courses you have taken in Century's engineering curriculum will transfer.

Professional Engineering Organizations

Contact Information

Admissions Office 651.773.1700 Room 2350 West
Advising & Counseling Center 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information

Tim Grebner 651.779.3332 Room 1379 East