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What do engineers do? Simply stated, they use math and science to figure out how things work, and once they do, they combine mechanisms or the parts of the whole to create a symbiotic system.

Why JCCC is a great choice for engineering students

Excellent resources for challenging courses:

The math and science requirements for freshman and sophomore engineering students are challenging.  JCCC provides free tutoring on campus at the Math Resource Center and Science Resource Center. This is available to all students and the centers are open over 70 hours per week.

Courses for engineering students that can transfer to four-year schools

The courses you take at JCCC cover the same material at the same level of rigor as the four-year engineering colleges. If you have a 3.5 GPA or greater and achieved as least a 25 on your ACT test, you should also consider applying to the JCCC Honors Program. You will be able to enroll in honors courses and work one-on-one with faculty. 

JCCC has worked closely with area engineering colleges and developed transfer agreements.  You should follow the transfer program guide developed for each type of engineering at each university.  Meeting with an academic advisor is a great way to get started.  It is easy to make an appointment.

Most engineering students take the following courses:

  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Linear algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Engineering physics 1 and 2
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering graphics
  • Statics, dynamics
  • Computer science
  • English composition 1 and 2
  • Social science electives
  • Humanities electives.

Opportunities to meet like-minded classmates

JCCC has over 75 student organizations including the Academic Excellence Challenge Team, Engineering Club, Honors Student Organization, and Student Senate.  JCCC’s Engineering Club is very active and a great place for students to get leadership experience.