Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Engineering - Full: APE (CTE)

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Associate of Pre-Engineering | 80-86 credits

Program Website
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Program Description
Engineering – Full combines the full complement of General Education courses with the courses necessary to achieve major status at USHE transfer institutions in Chemical, Civil/Environmental, Computer, Electrical, Geological, Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical, or Mining Engineering.

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, Southern Utah, Utah Technical 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: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $95

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.


Program General Education Notes


Composition (EN): Composition (EN)   
Note: ENGL 2100 is required at certain transfer institutions students should consult with an advisor

Quantitative Studies (QS): MATH 1210

American Institutions (AI): American Institutions (AI)   

Communication (CM): Communication (CM)   

International & Global (IG): International & Global (IG)   

Lifelong Wellness (LW):  Lifelong Wellness (LW)   

Distribution Areas: Choose one course from each of the following Distribution Areas, four courses total, one course must also be designated  as DIVERSITY (DV): 
Fine Arts (FA) , Humanities (HU) Life Sciences (LS) , Social Science (SS)   
Note: Physical Sciences (PS) is satisfied through major coursework.


Fine Arts (FA): FA 1080

Life Sciences (LS): BIOL 1610/1615

Social Sciences (SS): ECON 2010

Program Requirements

Elective Courses (31-36 credits)

Select one of the Engineering Options

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • 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. [1]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of physical science, particularly in inorganic chemistry and physics. [1]
  • Demonstrate competence in both creating and interpreting engineering drawings, using modern computer tools and resources. [2,8,9]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations – particularly in Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.  Use these mathematical tools and strategies to solve engineering problems. [3]
  • Solve complex problems in engineering and science using critical thinking skills and an effective problem-solving strategy. [4]
  • 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. [6]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical impacts of engineering decisions and the requirements for ethical behavior of an engineering professional. [7]
  • Develop engineering computing skills and use them to solve problems. [9]
  • Demonstrate competence in technical report writing, other written communication and in oral communication of technical concepts. [2]

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