2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Aeronautical and Astronautical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering (AS-Track 2) 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 of Science (AS-T) Degree Track 2 , 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


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • 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.

2. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

3. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers write technical reports, grants, instructions and proposals to colleagues, clients and supervisors. ENGL& 101 provides the foundational skills needed to write effectively.

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 Transfer Institution


Set up a meeting a faculty member to discuss engineering pathway options. Work with an advisor or faculty member to plan your transition to a Bachelor of Science engineering program at a four-year institution and confirm transfer requirements. 

UW-Seattle admits AA, CE, and ME students for a fall or summer start. For a Spring start, you need to apply to UW-Seattle by February 15 and to the department by April 5.    

WSU admits CE and ME students for fall or summer quarters. You should contact the academic advisor of the transfer department before applying. The deadline to apply for fall or summer start at WSU is January 31. 

Saint Martin’s University admits CE and ME students for fall or summer quarters. The deadline to apply for  summer start  is May 15. The deadline to apply for fall start is August 10.

4. Chemistry Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

5. Physics Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

6. Engineering Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

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

7. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers will work in teams in their careers. CMST& 230 provides the skills needed to handle group conflicts and discusses different leadership styles.

  • CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers must interact with clients and colleagues from around the world In today’s global economy. This course teaches you about different worldviews and skills to interact with technology.

  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers must be able to present proposals, results and conclusions to clients, supervisors and laypeople. This course provides you with practice in public speaking.

· World Language (1)


8. Economics Course Recommendation


Choose one

9. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose One

Total Credits 99


10. Additional Recommended Courses


  • MATH& 264 Calculus 4 (5 credits)
  • 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.

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

  • MATH 205 Linear Algebra (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers need a strong foundation in math in order to apply these math concepts to engineering and physics applications.

  • MATH 238 Differential Equations (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers need a strong foundation in math in order to apply these math concepts to engineering and physics applications.

  • ENGR& 224 Thermodynamics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers need to learn about property changes, heat engines, refrigerator, gas and diesel engines and different power cycles to apply to them to power plants, engines and other systems. ME and AA must have a strong background in Thermodynamics and its importance in different systems.

  • ENGR& 204 Electrical Circuits (6 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers should have a background in electrical circuits to apply to control systems and instrumentation.

  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers must write technical reports to effectively convey ideas, findings, proposals, instructions  etc.

  • ENGL& 102 Composition II: Argumentation and Research (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Engineers need to effectively research solutions and argue for their application.

Adjusted Total 129


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