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Engineering (Preparatory) Degree: Associate of Science course of study

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in Engineering should be pursuing the Associate of Science degree. The following courses are suggested courses for transfer. Consult with a faculty or academic advisor before beginning this program of study. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to Engineering related careers (a combination of chemistry, physics, math and engineering design classes). (Students finishing the Engineering Preparatory program may only be two courses from an AS degree at RRCC.)

Students who plan to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines should consult the transfer agreement course matrix ( and RRCC Pathway to Transfer to CSM (link to Pathways page)

Degrees Offered

Career Paths / Options in Engineering

  • Agricultural
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Assessment Management
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer/Software
  • Consulting
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Fire Protection
  • Food
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Minerals and Metallurgical
  • Nuclear
  • Structural

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information.) The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.