Associate in Science (Transfer)
Engineering is the perfect field for the tinkerer, the critical thinker, and the problem solver in you. At ICC, we can help you take scientific principles and apply them toward complex problems or new innovations. Our excellent instructors have real-world experience, and our tuition won’t break the bank.
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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.
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Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Research Assistant, Electronics Technician, Technical Writer, Machinist, Computer, Materials, Aerospace Engineering
If full time
4 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)
What if I attend part-time?
Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
Students per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
Will I be ready to transfer?
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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Community college students who transfer to four-year schools perform as well as – or even better than – their peers who come directly from high school.Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
How Do I Get Into the Engineering Program?
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
What Can I Expect as an Engineering Student?
- ICC offers two options for engineering degrees. Both are equally rigorous and prepare you to transfer into a four-year college engineering program.
- Talk to an Engineering advisor as soon as you start your program. You may be encouraged to choose one of our two programs based on where you plan to transfer (or vice versa).
- If you plan to transfer to Southern Illinois University or Northern Illinois University you may prefer the Associate in Science Degree. See an Engineering advisor for details.
- The course sequence for the Associate in Engineering Science degree is aligned with Bradley University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana or Chicago. It also fulfills the requirements of most other universities.
- Foreign language is not required for graduation at ICC but may be elsewhere. Be sure to check the requirements of the college or university you want to transfer to.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.