Associate in Science (A.S.)
Gear up for an engineering career that features invention and innovation, or hone your analytical skills and transfer into a four-year program that builds on your math, science, and tech abilities.
Engineering is a broad-based field that offers career opportunities in the mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, nuclear, industrial, and biomedical fields. As advancements in technology fuel improvements and updates to product design, manufacturing processes, and productivity, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment opportunities will remain strong in this field.
The challenges we face in this century, such as the depletion of natural resources, increasing energy needs, environmental pollution, and population growth, require a new generation of dynamic engineers to tackle them. You can be part of that generation by studying Engineering Science at FLCC.
Our A.S. in Engineering Science program provides a core education in mathematics, science, and introductory engineering, and will prepare you to pursue a bachelor's degree in any engineering field.
The curriculum features courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering graphics, computer programming, mechanics, thermodynamics, electric circuits, strength of materials, and engineering design.
After successfully completing this program, you'll be able to transfer to a four-year engineering school in junior standing for the engineering discipline of your choice.
In fact, our program is a member of the State University of New York Two Year Engineering Science Association (SUNY-TYESA), which creates a partnership between two-year engineering programs and four-year engineering schools, and facilitates a seamless transfer process.
Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. The A.S. Engineering Science degree is available completely online. With this option, you can complete courses outside the classroom and study on your time from a location that fits your busy schedule.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Apply principles of math and physics tools to engineering topics.
- Solve foundational engineering problems related to mechanics and electricity.
- Integrate engineering skills of analysis, computing, and graphics into an applied engineering design project.
- Communicate the results of engineering problems effectively to peers and supervisors.
Utilize our state-of-the-art engineering lab that is equipped with CNC/manual machine tools, a subsonic wind tunnel, a tensile testing machine, a refrigeration demo unit, and a full range of electronic equipment. You'll also have access to the CAD lab, a full size CNC milling machine, and a series of 3D printers. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to join the Engineering and Technology Club, which allows you to get involved with engineering and technical projects. Learn more about the Engineering and Technology Club.
Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue additional education in various engineering fields, such as mechanical, aerospace, civil, chemical, nuclear or industrial engineering.
Graduates have successfully transferred to four-year institutions including RIT, Clarkson University, University of Rochester, Alfred University, Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Binghamton.
As an Engineering Science student, you can apply for the Bill Parham Memorial, Mrs. Elizabeth May Davis Bliss Memorial (female students only), and Murray F. Gardner scholarships. For information on these scholarships, contact the FLCC Foundation.
FLCC's Engineering Science faculty bring to the classroom a strong desire to see their students succeed. From designing and fabricating new or modified components to NASA-sponsored jet engine research, our faculty are incredibly experienced in their respective fields. Learn more about the Engineering Science faculty.
"FLCC prepared me for higher education by gradually easing me into more challenging coursework and expectations, and provided me a strong base in the fundamentals of engineering."