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.

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.


Associate of Science – 2 years

Prefix Fall Semester Credits
COL 101 College & Transfer Readiness 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
PHY 251 General Physics I 5
EGR 101 Engineering Graphics 2

Spring Semester
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MTH 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 5
DWG 106 Advanced CAD 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3

Fall Semester
MTH 152 Calculus III  4
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
Humanities Elective 3
PHY 261 Statics 3
PHY 110 Introduction to Engineering 3

Spring Semester
MTH 220 Ordinary Diff Equations w/Linear Algebra  4
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
PHY 263 Mechanics of Materials 3

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