Feb 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Chemical Engineering: APE (CTE)

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Associate of Pre-Engineering | 71 credits minimum

Engineering Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 241
General Information (801) 957-4944
Program Information (801) 957-4418
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SI 209, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty
Professors − Nick Safai
Associate Professors − Francis Afghan, Lee Brinton, Holly Moore, Sara Farida
Assistant Professors − James Smith, Wesley Sanders, Andrew Vogt, Quentin McRae

Program Description
Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems. Chemical engineers work in a wide range of industries, including petroleum processing, chemical processing and biomedical manufacturing, and in the development of new products based on chemical processes.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The associate of pre-engineering degree in chemical engineering is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. The engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements
Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210 , CHEM 1210  and ENGL 1010  should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Be prepared for further study in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline at a four-year college or university. 1
Understand the fundamentals of physical science, in particular inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. 1
Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations - in particular Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential. 1,3
Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments, and to be able to interpret collected data. 1,3,4
Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments, and to be able to interpret collected data. 1,4
Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing. 2

General Education Requirements

General Education requirements in this degree are reduced. Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution. Transfer students should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following

Distribution Areas:

Choose an additional six credits from two of the following distribution areas. We recommend one of the courses should also be a Diversity course (DV).

Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Sample 4 Semester Schedule - Assuming Calculus Ready

Sample 5 Semester Schedule - Assuming Calculus Ready

Sample 6 Semester Schedule - Assuming College Algebra Ready with 7 Math Preparation Credits

Advising Notes:

*We recommend FA 1080  , Basic Metal Sculpture as a fine arts distribution course for Engineering majors.

**Well prepared students may substitute MATH 1080   for MATH 1050  /MATH 1060   with Math Department approval. Students who need additional math preparation should consult an academic advisor.

Additional Program Notes:

Students may wish to complete general education requirements at SLCC in order to reduce their course load during the junior and senior year at the receiving transfer institution.  Please consult with the Engineering advisor to plan an appropriate course of study.

Students planning on attending the University of Utah can also complete PHYS 2215 , PHYS 2225 , and CHEM 2315   to replace CH EN 1705.  CH EN 1705 is a University of Utah 3 credit required course.

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