Gogebic Community College

Engineering

Nature of the Work

Engineers employ the theory and principles of science and mathematics to the economical solution of practical technical problems. They design machinery, products, systems, and processes for efficient and economical performance. Also, many engineers design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, highways, and transit systems. Most engineers specialize in one of more than 25 major specialties recognized by professional societies.

Engineers in each specialization have knowledge and training that can be applied to many fields. They often use computers to simulate how a machine, structure, or system operates. Many engineers work in laboratories, industrial plants, or construction sites where they inspect, supervise, or solve onsite problems. Others work in an office almost all the time.

Employment

Engineers held 1,327,000 jobs in 1994. Just under one half of the jobs were located in manufacturing industries. Employment opportunities are expected to be good through the year 2005.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, engineering graduates with a bachelor's degree averaged about $34,100 in 1994.

The Program

The Gogebic Community College engineering curriculum is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer to a university for bachelor's degree completion.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Engineering:

COURSE  
CREDIT
ORI 100 Freshman Seminar
1
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
ENG 102 English Composition II
3
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I
5
CHM 152 General & Inorganic Chemistry II
5
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
4
MTH 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
4
EGR 101 Engineering Graphics
2
EGR 103 CAD Concepts
2
CSI 205 Introduction to FORTRAN
4
PHY 251 General Physics I
5
PHY 252 General Physics II
5
ECO 201 Macroeconomics
3
ECO 202 Microeconomics
3
MTH 152 Calculus III
4
MTH 220 Differential Equations
4
EGR 102 Descriptive Geometry
2
PHY 261 Statics
3
PHY 262 Dynamics
3
  Humanities Electives
9
  Social Science Electives
3
  Physical Education Electives
  TOTAL CREDITS
79

Statistics taken from 1996-97 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK.

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