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.
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.
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Cost & Financial Aid
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. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
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Potential Job Titles
- Chemical Engineers *
- Civil Engineers *
- Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
- Mechanical Engineers *
- Electrical Engineers *
* with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
Chemical Engineers *
Average Wage: $39.10/hour
Top Earners: $59.88/hour
Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
Average Wage: $39.41/hour
Top Earners: $56.15/hour
Civil Engineers *
Average Wage: $41.13/hour
Top Earners: $57.37/hour
Electrical Engineers *
Average Wage: $45.35/hour
Top Earners: $62.75/hour
* with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to the 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 fabricators, plasma cutters, and many other tools.
Professional Engineering Organizations
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- SAE International
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Experience: Dr. Jaunich studied mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated with honors with her B.S. and M.S. After graduation, she worked as a system safety engineer for Millennium Engineering and Integration Company supporting NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center. During that time, she became a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Florida and also completed a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She then joined the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering department at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and graduated with her Ph.D. in 2019. Her research focused on using life-cycle assessment and optimization to evaluate civil infrastructure systems, in particular, solid waste management. Dr. Jaunich joined Century College in 2018 and is the Engineering Club advisor.Teaching Approach: “I use my own professional and academic experience and interests to provide real-world context to the engineering curriculum. Although engineering courses are challenging, my goal is to make engineering approachable and help students find their own personal motivation to study and gain mastery of the concepts.”Education: BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Florida Inst. of Tech; MEng, Systems Engineering, Stevens Inst of Tech; PhD, Civil Engineering, NCSUHobbies: Running, reading, watching TV, coaching group fitness classes, spending time with family and friendsMegan JaunichFacultyBioEngineering651-748-5329
- Jeffry AbelFacultyEngineering CAD Technology651-773-1702
- Experience: Dr. Mekala has 23 years of Research and Development in chemical engineering from 3M company ranging from Magnetic tape to Fuel Cell technology to a Aluminum Composite Conductor. He has been teaching in ENGR and MATH departments since Fall 2012. He loves to train motivated students to pursue engineering studies.Teaching Approach: His instruction style is old- i.e. “face-to-face” class instruction with extensive home work, and many exams and quizzes. Class projects are usually “Hands-on” projects that are of value to the community.Education: Bachelor Degree, Chemical Engineering, IIT, Chennai, India; PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota-MinneapolisHobbies: Church activities, Jogging and TennisDavid MekalaFacultyBioEngineering651-773-1702