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Engineers apply quantitative reasoning using science and math to link scientific discoveries and commercial applications

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What will I learn?

When you study engineering, you learn how to convert science and technology into something tangible and useful to humanity. At JCCC, you’ll learn the technical basics and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in your junior- and senior-level design courses.

With a degree in your chosen discipline, you’ll be able to analyze the needs of society using your technical competence and develop workable solutions.

Classes you’ll likely take as a pre-engineering student include:

  • Calculus 1, 2 and 3 (MATH 241, MATH 242, MATH 243)
  • Linear algebra (MATH 246)
  • Differential equations (MATH 254)
  • Engineering physics 1 and 2 (PHYS 220, PHYS 221)
  • Engineering graphics (ENGR 131), statics, (ENGR 251) dynamics (ENGR 254)
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry (CHEM 124, CHEM 125)
  • Communications, Humanities, and Social Science requirements

See the course catalog for class details.


The courses you take at JCCC cover the same material at the same level of rigor as four-year engineering schools. Meet your general education requirements – even earn an associate of arts degree – and build a strong foundation in engineering principles before moving on to a four-year school and specialized field of study.

Math and science requirements for engineering students are challenging. JCCC provides free tutoring on campus at the Math Resource Center and Science Resource Center. The centers are available to students seven days a week.

JCCC also works closely with area colleges to develop transfer program guides. Check out the guide for your chosen schools and branch of engineering.

Can I get a job?

To work as a licensed professional engineer, you will need to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a four-year ABET-accredited engineering school.

JCCC has transfer agreements with the three ABET-accredited institutions in Kansas:

JCCC has engineering transfer guides for two ABET-accredited schools in Missouri:

Meet with an academic advisor to get started.

What does it cost?

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.