Engineering

The Engineering area of study at Illinois Central College is designed for students planning to transfer to a university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. During the two years at Illinois Central College, the student concentrates on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics, and meets the requirements for the Associate in Science degree.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
PHYS 211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS  4
LIFE SCIENCE * 4
HUMANITIES * 3
FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGR 110 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING  1
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4
MATH 250 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  3
PHYS 212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  4
PHYS 213 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS  2
MATH, SCIENCE, or ENGINEERING ELECTIVES  4 to 6

* See specific requirements for the Associate in Science Degree.

Entry to many university engineering programs at the junior level requires additional engineering courses in the first two years.  Students who complete the requirements for the Associate in Science degree may find that an additional year of study may be necessary after transferring if the engineering courses are not completed at ICC.  Depending upon where a student is intending to transfer, it may be more beneficial to complete the Associate in Engineering Science Degree.  All engineering students should meet with an engineering advisor as early as possible to determine which degree would be more beneficial.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 222; CHEM 130; ENGL 110; ENGR 110; Humanities/Fine Arts
Spring Semester 1MATH 223; PHYS 211; ENGL 111; Social Science
Summer SemesterMath, Science or Engineering Electives
Fall Semester 2MATH 224; PHYS 212; COMM 110; Humanities/Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2MATH 250; PHYS 213; Life Science; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Career Pathway:
Engineering and Technology