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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Engineering, AES - Academic Plan


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This program introduces students to calculus, physics, and engineering and it includes courses that are designed to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines in order to continue studies in engineering. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore calculus, physics, and engineering applications. Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems and protect and improve lives. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. Most of the things that make our lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive are products of engineering. Career paths in engineering include chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geological, geophysical, mechanical, mining, petroleum, and quantum engineering. The Associate of Engineering Science (AES) degree prepares students to complete the remaining portion of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering at a four-year university, specifically Colorado School of Mines.

The Associate of Engineering Science degree requires students to enter prepared to take Calculus I (MAT 2410 ) and General College Chemistry I (CHE 1111 ). Any needed prerequisites to be ready for these courses will not count for this degree. For some students, a general AS degree is a better fit. It allows you to apply college-level courses in College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Physics. See a Pathways Advisor to discuss testing out options, review transfer university requirements, and to develop an academic plan that works for you.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website (https://highered.colorado.gov/educators/policy-funding/general-education-ge-council/gtpathways/transfer-agreements).

Course Availability


Total Credits = 60-66

 

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?

ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO2 OR

ENG 1031  - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 2410  - Calculus I: GT-MA1 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes

ECO 2001  - Principle of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 OR

ECO 2002  - Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHI 2018  - Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
CHE 1111  - General College Chemistry I: GT-SC1 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes

HIS 2015  - 20th Century World History: GT-HI1

SOC 2007  - Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3

POS 2025  - Comparative Government: GT-SS1

LIT 2001  - World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Additional Required Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
MAT 2420  - Calculus II: GT-MA11 5        

MAT 2430  - Calculus III: GT-MA11, 2 OR

MAT 2431  - Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1* 1, 2

5        

MAT 2560  - Differential Equations: GT-MA13 OR

MAT 2561  - Differential Equations with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1* 3 OR

MAT 2562  - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra* 3

3-4        
BIO 1111  - General College Biology with Lab: GT-SC1 5        
CHE 1112  - General College Chemistry II: GT-SC1 5        
GEY 1111  - Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1 4        
PHY 2111  - Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 5        
PHY 2112  - Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 5        
EGT 1110  - Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications 3        

Elective Courses: choose 11-14 credits

MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1

BIO 1111  - General College Biology with Lab: GT-SC1

CHE 1112  - General College Chemistry II: GT-SC1

GEY 1111  - Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1

PHY 2111  - Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1

PHY 2112  - Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1

EGG 2011  - Engineering Mechanics I - Statics

EGG 2012  - Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics

CSC 1060  - Computer Science I (Language)

CSC 1061  - Computer Science II (Language)

 

CSC 1019  - Introduction to Programming (Programming Language)3 AND

CNG 1024  - Networking I: Network+ 3 OR

CIS 2043  - Introduction to SQL3

 

Two credits of any courses in the PED prefix

 

Any foreign language (including ASL) numbered 1111 or higher

11-14        

 

Notes:

*Please be advised: If you do choose one of these courses, it will put you over 60 credits. The courses will transfer, but the extra credits may not. That is, the receiving institution may still require the completion of 60 credits for the major.

If possible, students transferring to Mines should take the Calculus II and III sequence at the same institution.

If possible, Mines would prefer students to take MAT 2431  and MAT 2561 .

CSC 1019  must be completed with either CNG 1024  or CIS 2043  to transfer to Mines equivalent to CSC 1101 and be accepted as an elective for this degree.

 

Elective credit should be selected based on program(s) of interest at Colorado School of Mines. Students should contact a Mines advisor and refer to the Catalog information at https://catalog.mines.edu to obtain information regarding course transfer. Students can also visit https://catalog.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/distributedcore/ to learn more about core requirements at Mines.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


Elective


Choose one course:

~Recommended Elective(s)~

  • Two credits from any courses in the PED prefix
  • Six or fewer credits from any of the following:
    • ANY 1000 level or higher foreign language;
    • 2000 level or higher from the GT-HI1, GT-AH1, GT-AH3, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3 categories

 

Elective


Choose one course:
~Recommended Elective(s)~

  • Two credits of any courses in the PED prefix 
  • Six or fewer credits from any of the following:
    • ANY 1000 level or higher foreign language;
    • 2000 level or higher from the GT-HI1, GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3 categories.
       

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


Year 3 - Spring


Elective


Choose one course:
~Recommended Elective(s)~

  • Two credits of any courses in the PED prefix
  • Six or fewer credits from any of the following:
    • ANY 1000 level or higher foreign language; 
    • 2000 level or higher from the GT-HI1, GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3 categories.
       

Elective


Choose one course:
~Recommended Elective(s)~

  • Two credits of any courses in the PED prefix
  • Six or fewer credits from any of the following:
    • ANY 1000 level or higher foreign language, 
    • 2000 level or higher from the GT-HI1, GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3 categories.
       

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