Engineering Science

Building a Better World

Our Engineering Science program teaches you how to understand complex concepts and apply them in the physical world. You will learn skills to solve problems and develop plans, work successfully in teams, use computers for a variety of tasks, enhance critical thinking and calculation skills, and create engineering designs. This program features laboratory courses that provide firsthand experience with engineering work, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, mentoring opportunities and field trips to university laboratories. Working in teams throughout the program, you will tackle engineering design projects while enhancing your math and physics skills and also learning to gather information via computers.

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Architectural and Engineering Manager – est. salary $152,616
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary – est. salary $89,248*
Natural Sciences Manager – est. salary $142,236

 

 

**EMSI Data, 2020; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Engineering Science degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGR 102 - Engineering Design and Laboratory I(Fall only) 4 credits Prerequisites: MATH 162 Major Course
MATH 171 - Calculus I 4 credits   Quantitative Reasoning
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Prerequisite for ENGL 102. Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I 4 credits CHEM 110 with a grade of “C” or better or department head approval, and FNMT 118 or higher Scientific Reasoning
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits   Technological
Competency

This is a select program. All students must complete CHEM 110 and MATH 162* (Precalculus II) with a grade of “C” or better or be MATH 171 (Calculus I) ready.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate degree
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGR 202 - Engineering Design and Laboratory II 4 credits Offered in the Spring Semester only Major Course
MATH 172 - Calculus II 4 credits Prerequisite for MATH 272 Major Course
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra 4 credits Prerequisite for MATH 272 Major Course
PHYS 140 - Mechanics, Heat and Sound 5 credits Prerequisite for Physics 241 and ENGR 221.
It is recommended that you have taken high school physics or Physics 111 prior to taking this class.
Major Course

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
3 credits   Oral Communication/
Creative Expression
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II 4 credits Prerequisite for CHEM 221, Organic Chemistry, to be taken in Fall.
Chemical Engineering majors should take this course prior to the Fall semester.
Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 271 - Calculus III 4 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 222 Major Course
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II(if not taken prior to this semester) 4 credits Students majoring in Chemical Engineering need to take CHEM 122 prior to this semester. Major Course
ENGR 221 - Vector Mechanics I (Statics) (Fall only) or
CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I
3 or 5 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 222.
Course only runs in the Fall semester.
Prerequisites for ENGR 221: PHYS 140 and MATH 172, both with a grade of "C" or better
CHEM 221 is a prerequisite for CHEM 222. Chemical Engineering majors must take CHEM 221 and CHEM 222.
Prerequisite for CHEM 221: CHEM 122.
Major Course
PHYS 241 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light 5 credits Prerequisite for ENGR 205
Prerequisites: PHYS 140 and MATH 172 
Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ED 255 - Teaching English Language Learners 3 credits    
Middle Level (any concentration) or
Secondary Level, Humanities Concentration:
BIOL 107 - General Biology II or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation
Secondary Level, Math/Science Concentration:
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance or
ART 104 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern or
MUS 103 - Introduction to Music or
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy or
Any 100 or 200-level World Language course or
Any Religious Studies course (RS)
3 or 4 credits Students in Middle Level and students in Secondary Level Humanities should choose science courses according to transfer institution, in consultation with an advisor.

BIOL 107 requires BIOL 106 completed, with a grade of C or better.

Students in the Secondary Level Math/Science Concentration should choose a humanities course according to transfer institution, in consultation with an advisor.

Students who plan to attend a religiously-affiliated college or university should take a Religious Studies (RS) course.
 
Content Elective (see chart below for choice of content electives) *** 3 to 5 credits Students selecting their content electives must receive approval from their education faculty advisor before they can register for their content electives. Banner will prevent students from registering without their advisor's approval.  
Content Elective (see chart below for choice of content electives) *** 3 to 5 credits    
Content Elective (see chart below for choice of content electives) *** 3 to 5 credits    
  • If this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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Marcella Stokes in the Engineering Science program at CCP.

“Some students had degrees before they came to the College. Through interacting with them, I formed relationships that further empowered me. I learned from them, and it was through these interactions that my life took on an expansiveness filled with creativity and vibrant diversity.”

Marcella Stokes,
program graduate