Academic Catalog

Engineering, Associate in Science

Program Description

The Associate in Science Engineering degree program is designed to prepare  engineering students to successfully transfer to baccalaureate engineering programs in the following areas:   Biomechanical, Civil/Construction, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical or General Engineering.   Participants in the associate program will enroll in science, mathematics, engineering, and engineering technology courses that provide serious students with the knowledge and background necessary to take upper level courses in their chosen field of study as well as prepare them to participate in experiential learning opportunities in industry.  

Transfer Information

Students pursuing the Engineering degree can transfer into majors such as Civil/Environmental, Bioenvironmental, Mechanical, Electrical & Computing, Chemical, Biomedical, Industrial, and Materials Sciences Engineering. Many colleges offer opportunities for transfer both in and out of state. Admission is competitive and may require specific coursework to be completed prior to applying. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer

Career Information

Engineering careers:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Drafting and Design Engineer

Engineering Credentials:

  • Certified Manufacturing Engineer - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer - Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Pro/ENGINEER 2000i - Brainbench

This Associate of Science Degree is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways in Engineering, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are also encouraged to acquire industry recognized credentials and certifications while they work on the associate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. OCC students can also utilize Focus2 Career, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careersTo get started, log in through Ocean Connect. For additional program information go to the following link: Engineering Program 

Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
ENGR 181 Graphics for Engineers (Foundational Course) 2
CSIT 124
Introduction to Programming
or Introduction to Programming Using C++
or Programming I
CHEM 181 General Chemistry I 4
ENGR 103 Engineering First Year Experience and Fundamentals 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
MATH 265 Calculus I (Students should take this course in the first semester if eligible. Please see advisor to upated schedule.) 4
PHYS 281 General Physics I 4
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
MATH 266 Calculus II 4
PHYS 282 General Physics II 4
Any ENGR Engineering course(s) 2 6
Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
MATH 267 Calculus III 4
Any ENGR Engineering course(s) 2 3
Engineering Technology/STEM Electives 2 4
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60

 Engineering Technology/STEM Electives

Any ENGT Engineering Technology course(s)
CHEM 182General Chemistry II4
CSIT 176Computer Organization & Architecture3
MATH 275Linear Algebra3
MATH 281Differential Equations4
PHYS 283General Physics III4

Students transferring into the program from other majors may use any STSC course for this requirement, if it has already been complete upon transfer into the AS.ENGR degree program.  If this option is chosen, they must fulfill the 60 cr requirement for the AS.ENGR degree through ENGR or ENGT course credits.


Students should select electives relevant to their planned Engineering Bachelor’s Degree concentration.