Programs & Courses

The Engineering pathways allows students to choose from Computer Engineering, General Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Each focus provides students with the knowledge and skills to transfer to a four-year institution to finish their degree.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Maria Burness Phone: 410-386-8526 Email: mburness@carrollcc.edu This recommendation is intended to meet the goals of students who are interested in engineering fields other than Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students interested in electrical or computer engineering should generally register for the appropriate ASE program. This sequence may meet the needs of students interested in electrical or computer engineering whose circumstances prevent them from completing the ASE program. While an Associate of Arts, Arts and Sciences degree requires 60 credits (29 of which are electives) engineering students must meet high academic standards which includes more than the minimum credits required to graduate as shown in the recommended course list. Students should plan their academic courses after checking the specific requirements and procedures of the transfer institutions they expect to attend and conferring with an academic advisor. Most four-year engineering programs will require a minimum grade of C to transfer of any technical, mathematics, computer, or science course. The receiving four-year institution is not required to accept credits awarded by Carroll Community College via AP, IB, CLEP and transfer of credit (including transcripted credit) if they do not do so for their own native students. Students are urged to discuss any such circumstances with an academic advisor prior to scheduling their first term courses.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Maria Burness Phone: 410-386-8526 Email: mburness@carrollcc.edu The Associate of Science in Engineering degree provides the opportunity for a seamless transfer to the following Maryland state and private colleges for a Computer Engineering major: Capitol College, The Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. In addition to the courses below, students transferring to the University of Maryland, College Park should take CHEM-106 or CHEM-134. (CHEM-134, Advanced General Chemistry for Engineering, is offered in the winter term only.) Students must meet all admission requirements of the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer. Upon student acceptance by a participating four-year institution, credits earned for the Associate of Science in Engineering will transfer as a block, without review of individual courses, and the transferring student will enter the receiving institution as a junior. The actual credit-value of the block transfer will depend on the receiving institution which must limit the credit earned in or transferred from an associate degree-granting institution to half of the total credits required for the baccalaureate degree. Students are urged to discuss both the acceptance requirements of specific four-year institutions and the total number of credits that will be transferrable with an academic advisor. To receive the degree, students must earn a minimum grade of C in all technical, mathematical, computer and science courses. The receiving four-year institution is not required to accept credits awarded by Carroll Community College via AP, IB, CLEP and transfer (including transcripted credit) if they do not do so for their own native students. This may result in a reduction in the number of credits transferable and the requirement to re-earn those credits. Students are urged to discuss any such circumstances with an academic advisor prior to scheduling their first term courses.

ASE General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Choose 2 courses, 1 each from 2 different Areas. Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE:
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS:
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Take ENGR-100 and an additional Social and Behavioral Science course.

ASE Computer Engineering Program Requirements

 Associate of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Maria Burness Phone: 410-386-8526 Email: mburness@carrollcc.edu The Associate of Science in Engineering degree provides the opportunity for a seamless transfer to the following Maryland state and private colleges for an Electrical Engineering major: Capitol College, Frostburg State University, The Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. In addition to the courses below, students transferring to the University of Maryland, College Park should take CHEM-106 or CHEM-134. (CHEM-134, Advanced General Chemistry for Engineering, is offered in the winter term only). Students must meet all admission requirements of the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer. Upon student acceptance by a participating four-year institution, credits earned for the Associate of Science in Engineering will transfer as a block, without review of individual courses and the transferring student will enter the receiving institution as a junior. The actual credit-value of the block transfer will depend on the receiving institution which must limit the credit earned in or transferred from an associate degree-granting institution to half of the total credits required for the baccalaureate degree. Students are urged to discuss both the acceptance requirements of specific four-year institutions and the total number of credits that will be transferrable with an academic advisor. To receive the degree, students must earn a minimum grade of C in all technical, mathematical, computer and science courses. The receiving four-year institution is not required to accept credits awarded by Carroll Community College via AP, IB, CLEP and transfer (including transcripted credit) if they do not do so for their own native students. This may result in a reduction in the number of credits transferable and the requirement to re-earn those credits. Students are urged to discuss any such circumstances with an academic advisor prior to scheduling their first term courses.

ASE General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Choose 2 courses, 1 each from 2 different Areas. Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE:
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS:
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Take ENGR-100 and an additional Social and Behavioral Science course.

ASE Electronic Engineering Program Requirements

Career Strategies

STEM Strategies

  • Obtain hands-on research experience as a part of the SMART Scholars program.
  • Share information through poster sessions, publications and presentations.
  • Get involved in student club and organizations in your field of interest e.g. American Chemical Society and STEM Club.
  • Volunteer and participate in STEM programs on campus and in the community (e.g. STEM presentations to local middle schools, etc.)

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the STEM and Health Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations several weeks prior to transfer deadlines.
  • Choose courses with laboratory components to build experimental and instrumentation skills.
  • Consider taking a course in grant writing.

 

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