Engineering, Chemical/Biomedical Concentration, A.S.

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Synthesize a successful career in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering!


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

Chemical engineers design methods to manufacture materials, fuel, pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals and more as well as develop new products. They use chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics to solve many of the problems we face today in health care, the environment, and our society. They work in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, energy, medical, plastics, environmental, food production, household products and many more. 

Biomedical engineers design and build equipment and systems to improve medical care. Many biomedical engineers work in hospitals or do research at universities. Biomedical Engineering is also a major that can lead to medical school, requiring an understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, programming and mechanics.

Why Carroll for A.S. degree in Engineering:

  • Graduates leave well prepared for junior-level work at a transfer institution. 
  • Alternative path to Bachelor’s in Engineering that is more accessible (cost, location, schedule
  • Small classes—most fewer than 20 students—promote better rapport and connection between students and faculty
  • Program accredited through the Maryland Higher Education Commission


“When I first started at Carroll, I did not know enough about myself and about my options to make a decision about which type of engineering I wanted to pursue… At Carroll, I've really been able to find out who I am and feel like I've really matured as a person. Carroll has allowed me to explore my interests while also moving forward in my education.”  
– Noah Simmons, Carroll Engineering Program completer


Carroll'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. 

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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
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 University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prof. 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 director and serves as faculty advisor to our Engineering students.

The Advisory Board for Engineering

Our program is continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and representatives from local four-year institutions, ensuring the program meets all current and projected skill and knowledge requirements. Our advisory board members also provide degree program students with networking and internship opportunities. 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.

Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. In addition, the  transfer agreements between Carroll and many regional 4-year institutions (see Career & Transfer) include scholarships, degree completion incentives and other transfer incentives. 


What does this program cost?

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

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The Associate of Science degree provides students with the opportunity to complete gateway courses and lower-level Engineering classes while preparing for transfer to a 4-year college or university. Our program works closely with nearby colleges and universities to offer students a clear path for successful transfer into a Bachelor’s program. Carroll graduates have transferred to University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State and many others across the country. In addition, Carroll has specific  transfer agreements with popular transfer institutions.


Chemical engineers work in research labs at NASA, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble, Chevron, Merk and many other companies. Medical technology companies like Medtronic, Stryker and KLS Martin hire biomedical engineers.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, salaries for graduates with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering start around $60,000 and graduates with a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering start around $50,000.

What is STEM Scholars?

STEM Scholars is an honors program designed for motivated high school and college students who want to pursue opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, transferring to a 4-year institution after completion of their Associate degree at Carroll. The program emphasizes hands-on research, professional development and transfer preparation

Visit the STEM Scholars web page for more details on benefits of the program. 

Will my Carroll credits transfer anywhere?

While Carroll Community College graduates have successfully transferred to many different institutions, including University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University, 4-year schools are 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 reduced number of transferable credits and require a transfer student to re-earn those credits. Students are urged to discuss any such circumstances with an academic advisor prior to scheduling their first term courses.