Associate in Science (A.S.)
Engineering is a broad-based field that offers career opportunities in mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, industrial, and biomedical engineering. As competitive pressures and advances in technology fuel improvements and updates to product design, manufacturing processes, and productivity, employment opportunities will remain strong in this field. The challenges that we face in this century such as the depletion of natural resources, increasing energy needs, environmental pollution, and growth of population, put an emphasis on the importance of engineering and the related fields.
The A.S. Engineering Science degree program at FLCC provides a core mathematics, science, and basic introductory engineering education that prepares you to pursue a bachelor's degree in any engineering field. 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.
The Engineering Science curriculum offers courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering graphics, computer programming, mechanics, thermodynamics, electric circuits, strength of materials, and engineering design. This program is a member of the State University of New York Two Year Engineering Science Association (SUNY-TYESA). SUNY-TYESA creates a forum and a partnership between the two-year engineering programs and four-year engineering schools that facilitate the seamless transfer process.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Basic understanding of the different engineering disciplines and how engineering contributes to our modern way of life.
- Basic understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Understanding of the fundamental skills of oral and written communication.
- Fundamental working knowledge of calculus, physics, and chemistry.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the basic mechanical and electrical principles of engineering.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the basic computational methods used in engineering analysis.
- Understanding of the fundamental skills of engineering graphics and of computer aided design.
In your program experience, you'll utilize an 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. And you'll have access to the CAD lab, a full size CNC milling machine, and a series of 3D printers. In addition, you'll also 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 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.
The lead professor and advisor for all students in the Engineering Science degree program is Selim Araci. Learn 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."