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Prepare for an engineering program at Columbia College
Complete general education and preliminary math and science courses at Columbia College that will transfer into an engineering baccalaureate program elsewhere.
Fulfill general education requirements by exploring topics such as civic engagement, creative thinking, global awareness and environmental stewardship.
Take calculus, differential equations and calculus-based physics. Then, work closely with an advisor to select electives that best match the type of engineering you wish to pursue and the institution where you plan to transfer.
Opportunities to study:
- Differential Calculus
- Integral calculus
- Multivariate calculus
- Differential equations
- Calculus-based physics
Choose where to transfer + what type of engineering to study
The Columbia College Associate in Science in Pre-Engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer into an engineering bachelor’s degree at another institution. The program will give you fundamental skills and knowledge to be successful in a baccalaureate program.
Continue your studies with:
- Aerospace engineering
- Agricultural engineering
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering
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Available program formats
- General education requirements 32-35 credit hours
- Core requirements 21-22 credit hours
- Electives 4-7 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 60 credit hours
Some courses you may take
First part of a two-part calculus-based college physics sequence. The course covers the following major areas of physics: linear, circular and rotational motion; statics; elasticity; vibrations; waves and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 201
First of a four-session sequence covering calculus and analytic geometry. Focus on functions, limits, and use of derivatives to solve practical problems. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MATH 180 or a score of 28 or higher on the math portion of the ACT or 660 or above SAT score.
This course explores the diversity of humanity both in the past and in the present. Anthropology provides a uniquely broad understanding of humankind by integrating the study of human evolution, ancient civilizations, languages, and cultures from around the world. Based on a wide range of case-studies, this course explores what it means to be human, and how it is differently experienced in societies and cultures around the world. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Crosslisted with SOCI 112.
Two and three dimensional vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 222 or MATH 235.
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