Engineering, A.S.

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Plan your path to a successful Engineering career!

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Small class sizes, dedicated faculty and flexible curriculum make Carroll’s Engineering program a great low-cost choice to start your degree.

Engineers apply mathematics and science to develop and design solutions to problems that will improve lives. Engineering is a prestigious, highly rewarding career for creative and innovative individuals.  

The Associate of Science degree provides the opportunity for students to explore the many areas of Engineering while completing gateway courses, along with lower-level Engineering classes, while preparing for transfer to a 4-year college or university.

Our STEM classes are small—most fewer than 20 students—in comparison to the large lecture hall classes with 100+ students at many 4-year institutions. This provides students with closer connections to faculty, receiving more individualized support in these early college years.

We are also developing multiple partnerships with local businesses in Carroll and Baltimore Counties to provide career information and internship opportunities to students before they transfer.

STEM Scholars Program

Carroll Community College's STEM Scholars annual program is designed for motivated high school and college students who want to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and transfer to a four-year institution after completion of their associate degree at Carroll Community College. 

Why Choose Carroll for Your General Engineering AS Degree:

  • Graduates leave well prepared for Junior and Senior level work at transfer institution.
  • Alternative path to a BS in Engineering that is more accessible (cost, location, schedule).
  • Small classes promote better rapport between students and professors. 

Carroll’s General Engineering A.S. program is accredited through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).


“Sometimes I encountered concepts that were confusing to me. Every professor I had was ready and willing to take the time to explain concepts that were unclear... The impact on me of this first-class attention will be long-lasting!” –Hannah Neuenhoff, Carroll Engineering program 


Carroll faculty members are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities.

Faculty Spotlight

Tricia Crossett

Program Director, Engineering
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Engineering

Professor Crossett has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. She completed graduate-level coursework in aerodynamics, spacecraft dynamics and complex analysis. She worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in Huntington Beach, California doing aerodynamic analysis in their research and development department. She earned her MA in Curriculum Development with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from UMBC. Professor Crossett began as an adjunct faculty member at Carroll and is now a full-time Associate Professor of Mathematics and Engineering. She is also the Engineering Program’s director and serves as faculty advisor to Carroll’s Engineering students.

Joe Maranto

Adjunct Professor, Mathematics and Engineering

Professor Maranto started his career as a mechanical engineer with a large defense contractor in the early 1980's as a design engineer and worked for over 20 years on airborne radar programs, where he gained knowledge and experience in CAD/CAM design, Geometric Dimensioning and tolerance, and Thermal and Structural Analysis. He spent the next 10 years as a program and functional Manager working directly with customers, where he was exposed to the business aspects of mechanical design, financial and contractual requirements and commitments.  Professor Maranto began teaching at Carroll Community College in 2014, and has taught Mechanicals of Materials, ENGR 220 and Pre-Calculus, Math 130. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park. Professor Maranto’s real world experiences help him bring a fresh enthusiasm and different mindset to his teaching of engineering classes at Carroll.

Advisory Boards

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Engineering Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.

Engineering Tuition and Fees

Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. If you start your Engineering education by earning an AS degree at Carroll, you'll pay less than half of what you would pay for the first two years of a typical 4-year college. 

What does this program cost? 

Carroll’s Associate of Applied Science in General Engineering consists of four semesters of full-time study. You can complete an Associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a 4-year college or university.  

Visit  Tuition and Fees page for the latest rates.    


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Engineering Career and Transfer


Our program works closely with University of Maryland (Baltimore County and College Park), McDaniel College and many other 4-year institutions for successful transfer into their Bachelor’s programs. Many colleges and universities across the country also accept Carroll Engineering graduates.

Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools in Maryland and across the country. Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by area of study.


General Engineering careers you can pursue include positions in telecommunications, computing, energy, transportation, utilities, architecture, mobile technologies, health care and more. Graduates with a B.S. in Engineering earn starting salaries of $50,000 or higher.