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Engineering: Biological/Chemical

Build a foundation for a career designing technologies, systems or processes that solve problems related to living things, chemicals, materials or energy.

Are you a problem solver with a strong curiosity about math and science? Do you often wonder how things work? If so, engineering may be the career path for you.

 In this program, you’ll complete the requirements of the freshman and sophomore years of most engineering programs at a university. You’ll study areas such as calculus, physics and chemistry, but you’ll also take courses in English, social sciences and humanities. This pre-major program is designed to prepare you to transfer at the junior level into an engineering program at a four-year college or university.

From the ocean floors to outer space, from as small as the atomic level to as large as the tallest skyscrapers, engineers work on in a variety of settings on a range of challenging projects. Whether you want to be a civil engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer or any other type of engineer, this program will help prepare you to design and develop solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

What You’ll Learn

  • Apply principles of engineering, mathematics, and science in a variety of contexts
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  • Implement the design process and be able to use the techniques, skills, and engineering tools to produce viable, sustainable, and professional solutions
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical skills to communicate ideas and solutions
  • Function effectively as a team member and be able to produce a quality product both individually and as a team

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AS-T2/MRP) for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 95

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose 5 credit from:
ENGR 110
Engineering Problems and Orientation
3
ENGR 111
Engineering Projects
2
ENGR 240
Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Total Credits
 
15

Summer

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Total Credits
 
5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 241
Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM& 251
Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
MATH 220
Elementary Linear Algebra
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 242
Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM& 252
Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
MATH& 254
Calculus IV
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
MATH 274
Elementary Differential Equations
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Total Credits
 
15

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the AS-T2 MRP - Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Pathway, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AS-T 2/MRP), click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AS-T 2/MRP)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,182
  • Non-Resident

    $
    19,069
  • International

    $
    23,463
  • Books

    $
    2,931
  • Course Fees

    $
    145
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,656

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Greg Cripe
    Greg Cripe
    Mathematics
    B.S., B.M., Indiana University, Bloomington, M.S., Eastern Washington University, M.S., Ph.D., University of Montana
    Greg.Cripe@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3675
  • Mark Gorski
    Mark Gorski
    Engineering
    B.S.M.E., Tulane University; M.S.M.E., University of Washington; Ph.D., Washington State University
    Mark.Gorski@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3250

All SFCC classes that students take to obtain an Associate in Science Transfer Track 2 (AS-T 2) degree in engineering are transferable. We coordinate twice each year to ensure compatibility with the in-state university engineering programs. After completing the engineering program at SFCC, students go on to Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and other local and national engineering schools.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115