2020-2021 Catalog

Engineering (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Program Advisor: Gary Bradway

413-236-4624 • gbradway@berkshirecc.edu

Engineers are typically thought of as problem-solving, technically skilled people. However, they also need to be creative, imaginative and aware of social needs and problems. The well- rounded education provided by this program cultivates self- knowledge and leads to the specialized fields of professional engineering. This Engineering degree program follows the first two years at most institutions offering a baccalaureate degree in engineering so that students who complete the program can successfully transfer to colleges like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts, Clarkson University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Attain a broad fundamental base from which graduates are well equipped to continue their education in a variety of engineering disciplines at Baccalaureate institutions;
  • Apply engineering and scientific methods to formulate and solve engineering problems both theoretically and numerically;
  • Demonstrate competence in collaboration with individuals and teams of multicultural and multidisciplinary backgrounds;
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms; and
  • Appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

CHM-101Introductory Chemistry I

4

CHM-102Introductory Chemistry II

4

ENM-152Engineering Calculus II

4

ENM-251Engineering Calculus III

4

ENT-115Introduction to Engineering

3

ENT-162Engineering Physics II: Fluids, Heat And Sound

4

ENT-185Engineering Computer Applications

4

ENT-261Engineering Physics Iii: Electricity, Magnetism & Light

4

MAT-253Linear Algebra

3

MAT-254Differential Equations

3

-Tech Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:43

BIO-101 : See footnote 1
Tech Electives : See footnote 2

General Education Courses

COM-Communication

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

6

ENM-151Engineering Calculus I

4

ENT-161Engineering Physics I: Mechanics

4

-General Education Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:23

ENG : See footnote 4
General Education Electives : See footnote 3

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio 4 items
FORUM 4 units
Health/Fitness 30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall 2.000
Program requirements 2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

CHM-101Introductory Chemistry I

4

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

ENM-151Engineering Calculus I

4

ENT-115Introduction to Engineering

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

- 

CHM-102Introductory Chemistry II

4

-Or

BIO-101General Biology I

4

- 

ENM-152Engineering Calculus II

4

ENT-161Engineering Physics I: Mechanics

4

ENT-185Engineering Computer Applications

4

Total Credit Hours:19

ENG : See footnote 4
BIO-101 : See footnote 1

Third Semester

ENM-251Engineering Calculus III

4

ENT-162Engineering Physics II: Fluids, Heat And Sound

4

MAT-253Linear Algebra

3

-Technical Elective

3

-General Education Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Technical Elective : See footnote 2
General Education Elective : See footnote 3

Fourth Semester

ENT-261Engineering Physics Iii: Electricity, Magnetism & Light

4

MAT-254Differential Equations

3

-Technical Elective

3

COM-Communication

3

-General Education Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Technical Elective : See footnote 2
General Education Elective : See footnote 3

Footnotes

  1. Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should take CHM-102.
  2. Take two technical electives as follows:
  3. General Education Electives chosen from the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, Behavioral and Social Science, Environmental Studies.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to select ENG-116, Technical Writing, as their second English Composition/Writing course.