June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Two Year College Division
Students often attend community and state colleges as a first step to attaining their goal of earning an engineering degree. These options are ideal for a wide range of students for a variety of reasons. Some are non-traditional students who are returning to the classroom from the work force to go to school while still being employed full-time; some are unable to afford tuition at larger universities; and some are dual enrolled high school students; and some desire a smaller class size that provides additional educational support. Most of these students start their education program by enrolling in an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. These programs, however, are often not specifically designed to transfer into an engineering Bachelor of Science degree program. The goal of this paper is to promote the study of engineering in the state of Florida and potentially nationwide by those students who do not choose, for possibly many reasons, to enroll in an engineering program as a freshman student at a university. Thus, the first step is to survey the different options available to students who desire to pursue an engineering degree by first attending Florida community and state colleges. The research conducted here investigates the current Florida community and state college curricula in order to determine the degrees, programs, and courses currently available to students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering at the bachelor’s level.
Schott, E. W., & Wilson Orndoff, C. J. (2017, June), Pre-Engineering Options at Florida Community and State Colleges Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28750
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