Engineering, Mechanical/Civil Concentration, A.S.

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Get in gear for an engineering career!

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

Civil Engineers design, construct, operate, maintain and improve infrastructure. Their skills are used on bridges, roads, buildings, dams, water systems, airports and much more to ensure safety and efficient designs. Their work helps to improve travel, reduce flooding and protect people every day.

Mechanical Engineering is a broad field that includes designing and building fuel-efficient engines, reusable rockets, robots, turbines and nearly every kind of mechanical device we use and encounter in our lives every day. Their work helps to improve our safety and comfort, reduce our energy usage and increase the effectiveness of the many things we use.

Why Carroll for A.S. degree in Mechanical/Civil 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

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


“Initially, I chose Carroll in part because it is affordable. There is no doubt I am also graduating with a high-quality, superb education that parallels the quality of a degree from any other institution.” 

– Hannah Neuenhoff, 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 offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. 

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 University of Maryland—College Park, McDaniel College and many other nearby colleges and universities to offer students a clear path for successful transfer into a Bachelor’s program.

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.


The College is developing multiple partnerships with local businesses in Carroll and Baltimore counties to provide valuable internship opportunities for students before they transfer, helping them build their professional résumés while attending Carroll.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual salaries for Engineers graduating with a BS degree start around $55,000.

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.

Joe Maranto, Adjunct Professor, Mathematics and Engineering

Professor Maranto started his mechanical engineering career in the 1980s as a design engineer with a large defense contractor. He had worked on airborne radar programs for more than twenty years, gaining knowledge and experience in CAD/CAM Design, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance, and Thermal and Structural Analysis. He spent the next ten years as a Program and Functional Manager, where he worked directly with customers, exposing him to the business aspects of mechanical design, financial and contractual requirements, and commitments. Prof. Maranto began teaching at Carroll 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.

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 CCC programs.

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.