Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Engineering - Traditional: APE (CTE)

Associate of Pre-Engineering | 67-73 credits

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Program Description
General Engineering Traditional includes 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.  It includes a subset of general education courses appropriate to the first 2 years of a 4-year program but does not fulfill the entire General Education requirements of a 4-year degree. 

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. 

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Course Fees: $95

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.


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, consult with an advisor.

Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1210

American Institutions (AI): American Institutions (AI)  

Distribution Areas: Choose two courses, no more than one course from each area below.
                               Fine Arts (FA) , Humanities (HU) , Social Science (SS)  


Fine Arts (FA): FA 1080

Social Science (SS): ECON 2010

Program Requirements

Elective Courses (30-36 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]