Associate of Science

Pre-Engineering

The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in Pre-Engineering is designed to prepare student to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering.  Student can complete the first two years of the engineering degree program at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC).  the Pre-Engineering program provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and introductory engineering courses that enable them to successfully complete their engineering degree.  Students can transfer to any university of their choice, but the FPCC Pre-Engineering degree is designed as 2+2 program* between FPCC and Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU).

*FPCC has 2+2 Articulation Agreements with MSU in Civil, Electrical, and Computer Engineering. To satisfy the 2+2 Articulation Agreements, students must attend the sophomore year summer semester at MSU.

Students majoring in Chemical, Mechanical, Bioengineering, or Industrial & Management Systems Engineering will need to spend more than two years at MSU to finish their engineering degree program.

The Articulation Agreements are available at the FPCC Pre-Engineering Department. Transfer plans for the Chemical, Mechanical, Bioengineering, and Industrial & Management Systems Engineering are also available at the Pre-Engineering Department. Students in the FPCC Pre-Engineering program should work closely with their advisor to select courses that fit into their engineering degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering.
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Identify, formulate, analyze, and solve basic engineering problems.

For specific Learning Outcomes, see Associate of Science Degree General Education

General Education Requirements
Credits
Core I Communications 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (M171, CHMY141 and PHSX 220) 12
Core III Arts and Humanities ( 3 Arts & 3 Humanities) 6
Core IV Social Sciences 3
Core V Native American Studies 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 33
Pre-Engineering Program of Study
Credits
M 172 Calculus II 4
M 273 Multi-variable Calculus 4
M 274 Introduction to Differential Equations 4
PHSX 222 Physics II 4
EGEN 101 Intro to Engineering Calculations & Prb Solving 3
Additional Required Courses** (select from the table below)

Selection of these courses is based on the Engineering Degree option.

9-12
Total General Education credits required for degree 28-31
Total credits required for degree 61-64
**Additional Required/Elective Courses Based on Engineering Degree Option
Cr
Engineering Degree at MSU
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II with lab 4
  • Chemical Engineering (required)
  • Bioengineering (required)
  • Civil Engineering (required)
  • Electrical Engineering (elective)
EELE 201 Circuits I for Engineering 4
  • Electrical Engineering (required)
  • Computer Engineering (required)
  • Mechanical Engineering (required
  • Civil Engineering (required)
  • Chemical and Bioengineering (elective)
CSCI 112 Programming with C 3
  • Electrical Engineering (required)
  • Computer Engineering (required)
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering (required)
EGEN 201 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3
  • Mechanical Engineering (required)
  • Civil Engineering (required)
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering (required)
  • Electrical Engineering (elective)
  • Chemical Engineering (elective)
  • Bioengineering (elective)
EGEN 202 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 3
  • Mechanical Engineering (required)
  • Civil Engineering (required)
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering (required)
BIOB 160/161 Principles of Living Systems/Lab 4
  • Civil Engineering (required)
BIOM 250/251 Microbiology for Health Science/Lab 4
  • Bioengineering (required)

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.