Associate in Science (Transfer)
Engineering science is an outstanding field for your broad interest in multiple branches of science. You learn about each branch and then you use your knowledge, along with scientific principles, to develop solutions to real problems. ICC, with our respected instructors and affordable tuition, is the perfect place to start your education.
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A student planning to prepare for a career in computer science, mathematics teaching at the high school level or as a research technician will essentially earn a major in mathematics. Many mathematics majors choose to take considerable work (possibly even a second major) in an applied field such as chemistry, physics, economics, accounting, computer programming, etc. By studying in an applied area along with mathematics, students strengthen their employability, especially in industry or at a research facility.
Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.
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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
60 Total Credit Hours
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 2023-24
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.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
A Drive to Keep Moving Forward
Jason has lived in central Illinois most of his life. After being in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years, he decided to complete his degree at the age of 44. “My ICC experience has been great. The faculty and staff have made it simple and unintimidating to navigate classes.” Once he completes his associate degree, he plans to transfer…
Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
Silas came to ICC after being homeschooled his entire life. He knew he wanted to go to college and pursue his education while being financially responsible and staying close to home to continue his hobbies, clubs, and volunteer work. I enjoy the small classes and direct interactions with professors which helps me stay focused and succeed in my classes. Silas…
First-Generation Student Success
Being a first-generation student can make going to college even more challenging. Not knowing where to start or what path you may take can seem daunting to many students. For Bailey, she found that this allowed her to take her academic journey into her own hands. Taking a few years off after high school, Bailey knew that ICC was the…
Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center
ICC Class of 1992 (Liberal Arts) Transferred to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – Bachelors in Biological Sciences Also completed at ICC: 21st Century Leadership Series in 2001 and a Geospatial Technologies Certificate in 2008. Executive Director, Ecology Action Center Tell us about the career path that led you to your current job. After graduating from SIUC, I worked at…
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 700 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.