2018-2019 Catalog

Engineering, Associate of Science

(105 to 121 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 A.S. in Engineering degree, the graduate will:

  • know how to apply the engineering design process;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply analytic, laboratory, and computer-based tools;
  • be able to communicate their work in written, oral, and graphical formats.

Students who are ready for calculus upon admission may complete the A.S. in Engineering degree in two years. The following degree plan is for students interested in electrical or computer engineering. Students interested in another area of engineering such as mechanical or civil engineering should meet with their advisor to develop their degree plan.

Curriculum for students ready for Calculus

Fall (First Year)

ENGG107Engineering Laboratory I

2

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

MATH110Calculus I

5

PHYS201College Physics I

5

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Winter (First Year)

ENGG108Engineering Laboratory II

2

ENGL101English Composition I

3

MATH111Calculus II

5

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

PHYS203College Physics II

5

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring (First Year)

ENGG109Engineering Laboratory III

2

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

MATH112Calculus III

5

PHYS205College Physics III

5

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fall (Second Year)

CSCD218Programming I

4

ENGG207Engineering Laboratory IV

2

MATH235Multivariable Calculus

5

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

SVLN100Community Service Learning

1

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Winter (Second Year)

ENGG208Engineering Laboratory V

2

ENGG241Circuit Analysis I

5

MATH241Statistics

5

ELECTIVESocial Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring (Second Year)

ENGG209Engineering Laboratory VI

2

ENGG242Circuit Analysis II

5

ENGG244Digital Logic Circuits

5

CSCD220Programming II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 105

Curriculum for students ready for Pre-calculus

Students who are not ready for calculus upon admission will likely require three years to complete the A.S. in Engineering degree. The following degree plan is for students interested in electrical or computer engineering. Students interested in another area of engineering such as mechanical or civil engineering should meet with their advisor to develop their degree plan.

Fall (First Year)

ENGG107Engineering Laboratory I

2

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

MATH100College Algebra

5

Total Credit Hours:13

Winter (First Year)

ENGG108Engineering Laboratory II

2

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring (First Year)

ENGG109Engineering Laboratory III

2

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

MATH109Trigonometry

3

ELECTIVESocial Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:13

Fall (Second Year)

ENGG207Engineering Laboratory IV

2

MATH110Calculus I

5

PHYS201College Physics I

5

Total Credit Hours:12

Winter (Second Year)

ENGG208Engineering Laboratory V

2

MATH111Calculus II

5

PHYS203College Physics II

5

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Second Year)

ENGG209Engineering Laboratory VI

2

MATH112Calculus III

5

PHYS205College Physics III

5

Total Credit Hours:12

Fall (Third Year)

CHEM150Principles of General Chemistry I

3

CHEM151Principles of General Chemistry I Laboratory

2

MATH235Multivariable Calculus

5

CSCD218Programming I

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Winter (Third Year)

ENGG241Circuit Analysis I

5

SVLN100Community Service Learning

1

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

 

ODD YEARS

MATH231Differential Equations

5

OR

EVEN YEARS

MATH241Statistics

5

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring (Third Year)

CSCD220Programming II

4

ENGG242Circuit Analysis II

5

ENGG244Digital Logic Circuits

5

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 121

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