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    Mar 26, 2019  
2013-14 Gaston College Catalog 

Associate in Science Engineering Pre-Major: Engineering (A1040D)

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Forty-four semester hours of credit in General Education Core courses are required as outlined on the NCCCS Curriculum Standards for Associate in Science degree programs. The General Education Core includes required study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral science, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate all of the program learning outcomes required by the Associate in Science degree program (A10400) as delivered and documented by that program’s administration.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to understand and create engineering documents including the use of computer aided drafting and design software.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze quantitative data and solve engineering problems using calculus based models of scientific and engineering phenomena.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical and empirical processes to design complex systems that meet stated objectives and take into account specific scientific and social constraints.

General Education Courses (44 SHC)

English Composition (6 SHC)

ENG 111 is required. Students will only receive credit for one of the following: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114.

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least three of the following discipline areas. One course must be a literature course.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three different discipline areas are required. One of the following history courses is required. One of the following economic courses is required. Select one additional course from the other discipline areas listed.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20 SHC)

Natural Sciences (12 SHC): The following courses are required.

Mathematics (8 SHC): The following courses are required.

Mathematics (8 SHC)

The following courses are required:

Other Required Hours (20-21 SHC)

A minimum of 20 SHC of college transfer courses in general education, pre-major, or elective course is required.

One semester hour of credit may be included in a sixty-five semester hour credit associate in science program. The transfer of the 65th hour is not guaranteed.

Total Semester Hour Credit: 64-65

Application to a University

Admission application deadlines vary; students must meet the deadline for the university to which they plan to transfer. Upon successful completion of the associate in science degree, students who meet the requirements outlined in this pre-major articulation agreement for Engineering will be eligible to be considered for admission as juniors to the universities offering the baccalaureate engineering degree: NCA&T, NCSU, UNC-C.

Admission to the Major

Grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Engineering. In choosing courses to meet both general education core requirements and other required hours, students should seek advice based on the program and track into which they desire to transfer.

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