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Engineering

Program Details

Engineers are in high demand in several different industries— electrical, aerospace, chemical, industrial, mechanical, and civil — and they solve some of the most challenging problems communities face. SVC’s pre-Engineering Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree lays the groundwork for your bachelor’s in Engineering, by providing necessary pre-requisites that prepare you for transfer to a university. Students will take a variety of math, science, and engineering classes in addition to general education classes to complete this degree.

  • Engineers are problem solvers who creative innovative solutions to common challenges in a variety of industries
  • Engineers design and implement systems, structures, machines, and computers.
  • Engineers should be curious, be able to think critically, enjoy science and math coursework, and be able to communicate ideas.

Designed For

For those planning to complete a bachelor’s degree, the Engineering AS-T degree offers first and second-year college level math, science, engineering, design, and general education courses that must be taken before transferring to a university as a third-year college student.

What You’ll Learn

Your courses are designed with the necessary credits to meet degree requirements, and they are organized in a recommended sequence, covering engineering design and theory, science, math, physics, and general education coursework. You’ll work with an SVC advisor to develop an educational plan that prepares you for transfer. View the program overview.

Expanding Opportunities

Wondering what an engineering degree is worth? Year after year, engineering jobs are among the highest average starting salary, and are in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), engineers have a median annual wage of $91,010 and the engineering field projects to have employment growth of nearly 140,000 new jobs over the next decade.

Ways to Pay for College

At SVC, tuition is less than half the cost of a public four-year college, and a fraction of the cost of a private university. If you plan on transferring, starting your first two years here could save you thousands. And, we can help you learn about ways to pay your tuition.

  • Did you file the FAFSA? The best way to start looking for money for college is to fill out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA (or WASFA) figures out if you qualify for grants, loans, and/or on-campus jobs – and many scholarship applications require it. You might be surprised to see what you qualify for!
  • Why not apply for a scholarship? You don’t need to be number one in your class or an all-star athlete to get money for college. Scholarships can be need-based, merit-based, or based on things like your hobbies, field of study, and more. Find out about scholarships and requirements so you don’t miss a chance to get money for college.
  • If you’re a veteran, you may be entitled to education benefits and reduced tuition.
  • You might qualify for special tuition funding through Worker Retraining, or while funds are available, eligible Skagit Valley College students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funding.
  • Even if you plan on paying for your education out-of-pocket, you can arrange to set-up a payment plan.

Whether you’re experiencing job loss, you want to earn more, or you’re looking for career advancement, earning a college degree will increase your earning potential for life. For every $1 you invest in your education, you’ll gain an average $4.10 in future earnings, according to the State Board for Community and Technical College’s economic impact study.

Meet the Instructor

Learn from industry experts. At SVC, your instructor is a real-world expert with firsthand knowledge in their field—and they’re excited to pass that knowledge on to you!

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