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Associate in Engineering (AE) Degree (A10500)

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Program Description

In order to complete the Associate in Engineering (AE) degree at Alamance Community College, students must earn 60 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table. All students must complete 42 general education hours, an academic transition course, and 17 hours of other general education courses or pre-major electives.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state-funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. See the College’s web site for a list of courses in the curriculum. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional, and sometimes duplicative, courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Articulation Agreements

  • East Carolina University and the Pirate Promise Program
  • North Carolina State University and the C3 Program
  • North Carolina Wesleyan University
  • UNC Wilmington and the Pathway to Excellence Program
  • UAA with constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina that operate a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

English Composition (6 semester hours required)

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours required from at least 2 subject areas) Choose One:

*REL 110  is not a UGETC course, but accepted at universities in the engineering program

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours required, including ECO 251)

Natural Sciences (12 semester hours required)

Mathematics (12 semesters hours required)

Other General Education (3-4 semester hours required)

Total Universal General Education Transfer Component: 45-46 Credit Hour(s)

Other Required Hours (14-15 semester hours)

Academic Transition

Pre-Major Elective (2 semester hours)

Additional General Education and Pre-Major Electives (11-12) semester hours required) Choose from the following courses.

Total Additional Hours Required: 14-15 Credit Hour(s)

Total Hours Needed for Associate in Engineering Degree: 60-61 Credit Hour(s)

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