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Engineering Transfer Options

At PPSC, the engineering courses you take may be guaranteed to transfer to any four-year public institution in Colorado, and we have specific AES programs that may interest you which include courses guaranteed to transfer to specific institutions. Engineering majors interested in pursuing degrees in a specific engineering field should explore their options in the respective areas below and work with PPSC's Advising department to determine your path for the future.
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PPSC Engineering Degrees, Transfer, and Course Information

There are multiple ways to pursue a degree in Engineering.  Our engineering degree assumes students are college chemistry and calculus ready.  It is very important to work with your Pathways Advisor to develop the best academic plan for where you are starting and where you are hoping to transfer.  
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Associate of Engineering Science – Mechanical Engineering

For students interested in transferring to the Colorado State University-Fort Collins or University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, & Colorado Springs), you will want to complete an Associate of Engineering Science (AES) degree in Mechanical Engineering and transfer. This is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at these universities.

Associate of Engineering Science - General Engineering

For students interested in transferring to the Colorado School of Mines, you will want to complete an AES degree in General Engineering. This is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree at Mines, and this degree is recommended for students who intend to transfer out-of-state, or who intend to study a field of engineering not currently offered at PPCC.

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Associate of Engineering Science - Aerospace Engineering (coming Fall 2023)

For students interested in transferring to UCCS to study Aerospace Engineering, you will want to complete an AES degree in Aerospace Engineering. This is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. 
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Dual Enrollment at UCCS 

Check out your options for Dual Enrollment at UCCS by clicking the button below.

Transfer Schools for Desired Programs of Study

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Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. (bls.gov)

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University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) - Minor

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Prepare graduates for careers in Information Technology. It is intended to provide background for students wanting to become network administrators, web masters or web developers.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

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Prepares students to design and build facilities that improve our standard of living and quality of life. (CU Boulder)

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University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

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Develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. (bls.gov)

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University of Colorado - Denver

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Develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. (bls.gov)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

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Chemical engineering coursework blends these three disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. (CU)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

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Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

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Design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Denver

Colorado Mesa University (CMU)

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Perform engineering surveys, standard analysis and design of elements of structures, water systems, and transportation systems, capable of conducting standard laboratory and field tests and can function as construction project managers.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

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Research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware, including computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment. -OR- Design and develop the software systems that control computers. (bls.gov)

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University of Colorado - Denver

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Research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware, including computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment. -OR- Design and develop the software systems that control computers. (bls.gov)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)

Fort Lewis College

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Emphasizes knowledge and awareness of computing, from circuits and computer architecture through operating systems and programming languages to large application systems; theoretical and practical.

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University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Denver

Metro State Uni - Denver (MSUD)

Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Regis University

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Provides students with both the technical and business background to work on innovative security and computer-security-related projects, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) - BI

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Prepares students to design and develop desktop and web-based applications. Design and develop internet-based systems. Model, design, and develop database systems for database management.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P)

Metro State Uni - Denver (MSUD)

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Data Analytics and Systems Engineering (DASE) is an interdisciplinary field about processes and large systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms. (UCCS)

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University of Colorado -Colorado Springs (UCCS)

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Prepares students to work in the field of computer engineering, advancing computer hardware design and the construction of digital systems. (CU Boulder)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

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Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)

University of Colorado - Denver

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Provides a comprehensive foundation of technical knowledge in circuit analysis, electronics, digital logic, computers, software, communications, and control systems. Graduates are not technicians but are applied engineers. (MSCD)

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Metro State Uni. - Denver (MSUD)

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Renewable and non- renewable energy systems; clean energy technologies; basic principles of operation of energy extraction, conversion, storage and transmission systems; and depth in current and new energy methods and applications. 

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

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Provides students with the engineering and teaching experience to enter junior and senior high school laboratories to teach engineering design principles and concepts in an exciting technology education classroom. (CSU)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)

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Prepares students for research, development and entrepreneurial careers in many frontier areas of engineering. (CU Boulder)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

Fort Lewis College

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

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Use the principles of biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems involving water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

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Apply geologic principles to the fields of civil and environmental engineering, offering advice on major construction projects and assisting in environmental remediation and natural hazard-reduction projects. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines

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Can address climate change, carbon management, geothermal energy and exploration – petroleum exploration, mineral exploration, exploration for water, or planetary exploration. (CSM)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

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Determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, information, and energy— to make a product or provide a service. (bls.gov)

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Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P)

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A 5-year joint program, requires a student to minor in a foreign language and study abroad in a region of the selected language. (CSU)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

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Research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. (bls.gov)

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Colorado Mesa University (CMU)

Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)

University of Colorado - Denver

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Prepares students for the field of engineering technology-the aspect of technology that requires scientific and engineering knowledge and methods, combined with technical skills to support engineering activities. (MSCD)

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Colorado Mesa University (CMU)

Metro State Uni. - Denver (MSUD)

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Mechatronics combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computers to create devices that make our lives better. Electrical and mechanical systems, controlled by computers, are at the core of wide range of processes.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P)

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Are involved in the development, processing, and testing of the materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

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Find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities, which may include designing open- pit or underground mines. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

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Design methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth. (bls.gov)

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

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Apply the theories and principles of computer science and mathematical analysis to create, test, and evaluate the software applications and systems that make computers work. (bls.gov)

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University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

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Provides students with a broad background in civil and mechanical engineering as it relates to space exploration. The curriculum is based on a firm foundation of engineering disciplines, applied mathematics, and computer science. (CSU)

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins (CSU)

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Sustainable Systems Engineering addresses the engineering of large, complex systems and the integration of the many subsystems that comprise the larger system. Prepares students for future large prospective and complex system sustainable development challenges. (MSUD)

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Metro State Uni. - Denver

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