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  • Engineering

    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.
     

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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.

In the Engineering program students will: 

  • Use cutting-edge digital design and 3D printing technologies to visualize and construct rockets, robots, and solar-powered cars
  • Make a difference by inventing unique solutions to everyday problems
  • Work individually and in teams to explore mechanical, electrical, chemical, and civil 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 College Advising, Counseling and Career Center for assistance in planning their program and selecting electives. Guide sheets are available in the Advising, Counseling and Career Center for many engineering fields and transfer institutions.

FAQ

Flexibility

Century College offers a number of day and evening options for many core and elective courses. Most engineering courses are offered during the day, with several online offerings.

Project-based learning

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

In our popular Introduction to Engineering Class (ENGR 1020), you will "learn by doing" projects such as building a robot. At the Century College Robot Show, held in May and December, 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.

World-recognized facilities

Our state-of-the-art digital 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. Learn more about the Fab Lab.

Small class sizes

With engineering class sizes around 20, students get more personalized attention from their instructor. Each class becomes its own community, with opportunities for student-led learning and hands-on group projects.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition Cost Per Credit

    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs quality for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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Potential Job Titles

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

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

Chemical Engineers *
Average Wage: $39.10/hour
Top Earners: $59.88/hour

Civil Engineers *
Average Wage: $41.13/hour
Top Earners: $57.37/hour

Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
Average Wage: $39.41/hour
Top Earners: $56.15/hour

Electrical Engineers *
Average Wage: $45.35/hour
Top Earners: $62.75/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu

Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab)

Our new state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab is aligned with MIT's highly successful fab lab network. In the Fab Lab, you can build structures, machines, mechanisms, and circuits, using a variety of digital fabrication technologies including rapid prototyping machines, laser cutters, CNC circuit fabricator, plasma cutter, and many other tools.