2019-2020 Catalog

Pre-Engineering Certificate of Completion

Pre-Engineering, Certificate of Completion

48 credits

Engineers use knowledge of science and mathematics to design and manufacture useful products and services. Electrical engineers design systems for generating and storing electrical energy, communications systems such as cell phone networks, and electronic devices. Computer engineers design software and hardware components of computing systems and computer controlled equipment. Mechanical engineers design mechanical and thermal devices such as turbines in power plants, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, and medical devices. Civil engineers design buildings, water supply and waste water treatment facilities, and roads and bridges. The entry-level education required for employment as an engineer is a bachelor’s degree. Students can begin their engineering education at SKC while benefitting from small class sizes and complete the last two years of the bachelor’s degree at another college or university such as at Montana State University or Montana Tech.

Career Opportunities 

Engineers have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of industries and work environments throughout the United States. Employers of engineers include tribally-owned engineering and technology businesses, other private sector businesses, and government agencies. The salary for engineers in the U.S. is high compared to most professions. In 2015 the median salary of electrical engineers was $95,230. 

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon the completion of the Pre-Engineering Certificate of Completion degree, the graduate will: 

  • Demonstrate understanding of essential concepts of mathematics and their interconnectedness 
  • Think critically and problem solve using mathematical ideas
  • Apply the concepts of physics to practical situations
  • Demonstrate effective technical communication skills
Students who are ready for Calculus upon admission may complete the Pre-Engineering Certificate of Completion degree in one year. Students ready for Algebra should meet with their advisor to develop their degree plan.


Curriculum for Students Ready for College Calculus

Fall Quarter

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

MATH110Calculus I

5

PHYS201College Physics I

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter Quarter

MATH111Calculus II

5

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

PHYS203College Physics II

5

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Quarter

ECON212Macroeconomics

3

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

MATH112Calculus III

5

PHYS205College Physics III

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

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