Degree Type: Associate of Engineering Science Degree, AES
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 60-65 credit hours depending on track
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range
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At PPSC, students can prepare for a rewarding engineering career by completing the first two years of engineering coursework and earning an Associate of Engineering Science degree. In this program you will learn about different fields of engineering, and you will have opportunities to connect with industry to begin building engineering experience for your resume and career field. Our courses are aligned with the engineering programs of most Colorado public universities to ensure a smooth transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. We currently offer one engineering track: Mechanical Engineering.
Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of society. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. Engineers are in high demand locally, nationally, and around the world. An engineering degree opens the door to many exciting career opportunities!
At PPSC, our small class sizes and high-quality classroom experiences will put you on a path to success. You will work closely with an Advisor to identify your goals and plan your degree to meet your needs and those of the school where you plan to transfer. Because of the varied requirements of different university engineering programs, it is strongly recommended that students plan a program of study with an engineering advisor prior to or during the first term of study.
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Check out some Engineering classes you might take below.
Presents the fundamental principles of engineering methodologies with integration of concepts in a laboratory setting. This course focuses on collaboration in the engineering design process while developing scientific and engineering related projects with a focus on professional communication in engineering.
Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions, cycles, mixtures, and chemical and phase equilibrium.
Provides students with opportunities to engage with an industry client on a real-world, open-ended engineering design problem. Students will develop professional skills and knowledge using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as a primary tool. The course covers human-centered design and the role of engineering in a sustainable society. Students will cultivate an understanding of the differences in engineering disciplines while working in interdisciplinary teams. Written and verbal communication skills will also be covered.view in catalog
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PPSC highly prepared me for a four-year school, better than I could have imagined.
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student
Your first semester at PPSC will vary depending on your initial Math and English placement, and your specific educational goals. The engineering program begins with Calculus I and College Chemistry; if you need any preparatory courses, you will typically take those in your first semester at PPSC. A sample course sequence shows a typical four-semester plan for the AES degree. Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor.
PPSC alumni have moved on to work with engineering companies, aerospace companies,
research programs, and government space agencies.
Other graduates have moved on to four-year institutions to continue their education with single and double majors.
Department ChairMcKenna Lovejoy
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