2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering (AS-Track 1) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree Track 1 , you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

3. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: Engineers write technical reports, grants, instructions and proposals to colleagues, clients and supervisors. ENGL& 101 provides you the foundational skills needed to write effectively.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

Action Item: Choose a Transfer Institution


Work with an advisor or faculty member to plan your transition to a Bachelor of Science engineering program at a four-year institution.

UW-Seattle admits bioengineering and chemical engineering students for a Spring start. For a Spring start, you need to apply to UW-Seattle by December 15 and to the department by January 15.  

WSU admits bioengineering and chemical engineering students for Fall or Summer quarters. You should contact the academic advisor of your transfer department before applying. The deadline to apply for Fall or Summer start at WSU is January 31.

4. Chemistry Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

5. Biology/Chemistry Course Recommendation


Choose one group.

Group A


Group B


  • Course purpose: In design, engineers must choose the proper material to use for an application. Knowledge of chemical structure provides insight into the material properties and how materials interact with the body/environment.

     

    Note: 

    • If transfering for bioengineering at University of Washington, only CHEM&261 is required 
    • If transfering for bioengineering at Washington State University, CHEM&261/262/263 are electives 

    • If transfering for checmical engineering at University of Washington, CHEM&261/262 are graduation requirements, and CHEM&263 is an elective 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

6. Physics Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

7. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose One

· World Language (1)


8. Economics Course Recommendation


Choose one

9. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

Total Credits: 112-114


10. Additional Recommended Courses


  • Course purpose: In design, engineers must be able to choose the proper material to use for an application. Knowledge of chemical structure provides insight into the material properties and how materials interact with the body/environment.

     

    Note: 

    • If transferring for Bioengineering at UW, only CHEM&261 is required 

    • If transferring for Bioengineering at WSU, CHEM&261/262/263 are electives 

    • if transferring for Chemical Engineering at UW, CHEM&261/262 are graduation requirements, but CHEM&263 is an elective 

  • Note: MATH 224 may be used as a substitute for MATH& 264.  Please check with your transfer institution to determine how this substitution may impact your transfer-readiness.

     

    Note: 

    • Required for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at UW 

    • Required for Chemical Engineering at WSU 

    • Graduation requirement for Bioengineering at WSU 

  • Note:

    • Graduation requirement for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at UW 
    • Elective for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at WSU 

  • Course purpose: Engineers need a strong foundation in math in order to apply these math concepts to engineering and physics applications.

     

    Note:

     

    • Required for Chemical Engineering  at University of Washington

    • Graduation requirement for Bioengineering  at University of Washington

    • Graduation requirement for Chemical Engineering at Washington State University 

    • Elective for Bioengineering at Washington State University

  • Course purpose: Engineers need drawing and modeling skills to design new products, structures, etc. Engineers need to hand-draw objects and read designs that meet industry standards. For design, engineers use computer software to create 3D models as well as run simulations. Skills learned in this course are needed in higher-level courses and capstone projects at transfer institutions.

     

    Note: Elective for Bioengineering at University of Washington and Washington State University

  • Course purpose: Engineers must utilize scientific computing tools in today's modern economy. This course teaches students computer programming to perform mathematical operations, graphing and data analysis. The computer programming language taught in this course will be used in future courses at transfer institutions. 

     

    Note: 

    • Required for Bioengineering  at University of Washington

    • Graduation requirement for Chemical Engineering at University of Washington 

  • Note:

    • ENGR&214 is a graduation requirement for Bioengineering at Washington State University

    • Elective for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at University Washington 

  • Note:

    • Elective for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at University of Washington

    • Elective for Bioengineering  at Washington State University 

  • Course purpose: Engineers need to learn foundational engineering concepts that are taught in these classes. You will learn how to apply concepts learned in math and physics to real-world examples.

     

    Note: Elective for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at University of Washington

  • Course purpose: Chemical engineers must be able to analyze systems and processes.

     

    Note: 

    • Elective for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Washington State University 

    • Preparatory course for Chemical Engineering at University of Washington

    • Not accepted at University of Washington for credit 

  • Course purpose: Engineers should have a background in electrical circuits to apply to control systems and instrumentation.

     

    Note: 

    • Elective for Chemical Engineering at University of Washington

    • Graduation requirement for Bioengineering at Washington State University 

  • Course purpose: Engineers must be able to write technical reports to effectively convey ideas, findings, proposals, instructions  etc.

     

    Note: 

    • Graduation requirement for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Washington State University

    • Graduation requirement for Chemical Engineering at University of Washington

Total Adjusted Credits: 169-171


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