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Degree Type: Associate of Engineering Science Degree, AES

Pathway: Science, Engineering and Math

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Engineering at PPSC

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.


Engineering AES Degree

Engineering Transfer Options

Engineering AES Degree

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. 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.

Engineering Transfer Options

Check out the Colorado Community College System website for more information about transfer agreements for the Associate of Engineering Science with CSM, CSU, CU Boulder, MSUD, UCCS. 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Aerospace Engineers

2022 data from O*Net Online

Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

2022 data from O*Net Online

Electrical Engineers

2022 data from O*Net Online

Mechanical Engineers

2022 data from O*Net Online

Industrial Engineers

2022 data from O*Net Online

Salary Outlook


Career opportunities in Aerospace Engineering are projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2022

Degree Requirements


70% of Electrical Engineer careers require a Bachelor's Degree.

Source: O*Net Online, 2022

Engineering Program Highlights

Check out more information and highlights from EGT 1110 Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications. This course includes the Engineering Expo featuring Engineering students sharing their class projects with faculty, staff, and students at PPSC and industry stakeholders.

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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.

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