Mechanical Engineering, A.S.
This plan of study was developed as a guideline for students who plan to transfer to an Alabama public four-year institution and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Students who plan to transfer to an out-of-state or private institution should consult that institution and plan their program of study in consultation with engineering faculty advisors and/or counselors. Some courses in this program are not available at all College locations. Upon completion of courses listed below, the transcript will reflect either an AA or AS degree without reference to the specific program of study.
* ENGINEERING EXCEPTIONS: For all engineering majors, the AGSC voted to allow the hour requirements in Area II to be reduced from 12 SH to 9 SH and in Area IV to be reduced from 12 SH to 9 SH. This reduction allowed for additional hours (6 semester hours) to be added to Area V for engineering majors so that required math and science courses could be taken prior to transfer that would meet national engineering accreditation standards (ABET). The ACCS has adopted this exception. Engineering students may take 9 hours in Area II, 9 hours in Area IV, and 25 to 29 hours in Area V.
* Must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in Literature or History.
* For Literature, History, and Area V Electives: Some 4-year institutions require a specific course or courses in the indicated areas. Check the STARS Guide and Area V page of your intended transfer institution for additional guidance. Transfer credits may not exceed 50% of those required for the 4-year degree.
* ORI 101 or 105; CIS 146; and SPH 106 or 107: Courses may not be included in the STARS Articulation Guide but are applicable toward the associate degree.
* 12 semester hours in Areas II and IV are required for the associate degree.
Area I: Written Composition
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in Literature or History.