Dec 05, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

General Engineering - Full: APE (CTE)

Associate of Pre-Engineering | 81-88 credits

Natural Sciences and Engineering Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 241
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5058
Program Website
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Program Faculty
Aimee Birdsall, Lee Brinton, Quentin McRae, Nick Safai, Wesley Sanders, Jesse Shelkey, and Andrew Vogt.

Program Description
This program allows the student to earn the full general education and all other classes to achieve major status in Chemical, Civil/Environmental, Computer, Electrical, Geological, Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical, or Mining Engineering. General Engineering combines the full complement of General Education courses with the courses necessary to achieve major status at USHE transfer institutions.

Career Opportunities
There are over 1.6 million engineering jobs in the United States.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This degree with its various options is fully transferrable to the University of Utah and with slight modifications to Utah State, Utah Valley and Weber State Universities. This degree also includes the Certificate of Completion in General Education recognized as completion of general education requirements at all public USHE institutions.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $ 300 to 500 per semester
Course Fees: $0 to 200 for the program

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 6 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Be prepared for further study in Engineering or a related discipline at a four-year college or university by completing a course of study comparable to that required in the first 2 years at Utah’s 4-year universities.


Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of physical science, in particular inorganic chemistry and physics.


Demonstrate competence in both creating and interpreting engineering drawings, using modern computer tools and resources.

2, 7

Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations – in particular Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
Use these mathematical tools and strategies to solve engineering problems.


Solve complex problems in engineering and science using critical thinking skills and an effective problem-solving strategy.


Demonstrate the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments. Interpret experimental data.

3, 4

Demonstrate an understanding of the environmental and social impact of engineering activities and the techniques required to mitigate those impacts


Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical impacts of engineering decisions and the requirements for ethical behavior of an engineering professional.


Develop engineering computing skills, and use them to solve problems.


Demonstrate competence in technical report writing, other written communication and in oral communication of technical concepts.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 2 courses

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as DIVERSITY (DV)

Elective Courses (31-36 credits)

Select one of the Engineering Options