Students interested in a career in engineering can complete their first two years of education at Arizona Western College. An Associate in Science (AS) in Engineering degree prepares students for a wide variety of engineering majors at the university level. Students should work closely with their academic advisor in their choice of courses as they consider which engineering specialty best fits their career goals.

Graduates of these programs will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:

  • Critically evaluate alternate assumptions, approaches, procedures, tradeoffs, and results related to engineering problems
  • Use written and oral communications to document work and present project results
  • Assume various roles in the engineering design process and, as a team member, contribute effectively to accomplish tasks
  • Employ mathematics, science, computing, and programming techniques in a systematic, comprehensive, and rigorous manner to support the study and solution of engineering problems
  • Show that interpersonal, environmental, and societal impacts have been considered when solving a problem


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AS in Engineering

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office.

Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation  (AGEC-S certificate also included)

Prior to First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
MAT 150183
MAT 151 & 183
MAT 187 *
College Algebra w/ ReviewPlane Trigonometry
College Algebra: Standard & Plane Trigonometry
Precalculus *
Pre-requisite for MAT 220 
(counts towards elective credits)
  * MAT 187 has a pre-requisite of MAT 121 or MAT 150 or MAT 151 5-7  

First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EGR 188 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 4 Major Requirement
MAT 220 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 5 GE-Mathematics
ENG 101 
ENG 107
Freshman Composition I 3 GE-Composition
ART Choose one course from Arts 3 GE-Arts


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EGR 123 Introduction to Structured Programming 3 Major Requirement
MAT 230 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry 5 Major Requirement
ENG 102 
ENG 108
Freshman Composition II 3 GE-Composition
PHY 121 University Physics I 4 GE-Additional Course


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EGR 251 Applied Mechanics - Statics (highly recommended) 3 General Elective
MAT 241 Calculus III with Analytic Geometry 4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
PHY 131 University Physics II 4 Departmental Requirement
SOC Choose one Writing Intensive course from Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences (Writing Intensive)


  • If transferring, apply to universities

Co-Curricular Requirements:

Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EGR 207 Elements of Electrical Engineering (highly recommended) 3 General Elective
MAT 262 Differential Equations 3 GE-Additional Course
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
ECN 250 Introduction to Microeconomics (recommended) 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics (recommended) 3 GE-Humanities (Writing Intensive)


Co-Curricular Requirements:

  • Attend Etiquette Lunch
  • Meet with Career Services
  • Apply for university scholarship opportunities  

Transfer Paths and Requirements

Arizona State University BSE, BS Engineering (multiple program options) None
Northern Arizona University BS Engineering (multiple program options) None
University of Arizona  BS Engineering (multiple program options) None

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.  

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of this program may lead to a variety of employment opportunities, most of which require continued higher education at the university level. Below are examples of related occupations and annual mean wages in Arizona according to a May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 
Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 
Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. 
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians 
Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.
Health and Safety Engineers
Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws.
Civil Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
Environmental Engineers
Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
Mining and Geological Engineers
Conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.
Chemical Engineers
Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers
Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems
Mechanical Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Materials Engineers
Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials.
Industrial Engineers
Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.
Electrical Engineers
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Electronics Engineers
Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
Nuclear Engineers
Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

Contact Information

Mathematics and Engineering Division Staff

Joann Chang  
Associate Dean, Mathematics
(928) 317.7685
Office: AS 117
Alexis Gorman
Administrative Secretary
(928) 344.7598
Office: AS 116

Engineering Faculty

*Full-time Faculty only. Associate Faculty can be reached by email at (example:

Josue Juarez
Professor of Engineering
(928) 344-7765