From bridges and skyscrapers to airplanes and mechanics, engineers design, construct and supervise projects of all kinds. Engineers are highly trained to develop and oversee development and construction, using advanced math and science skills. NWCCD’s Engineering program will give you the background you need in math and engineering science to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program anywhere in the nation. The Engineering program is available at Sheridan College and Gillette College.
As an Engineering student, you will develop analytic skills to solve problems using appropriate engineering methods; incorporate technology in addressing engineering applications; and design experimental methods to solve problems.
Your Engineering course schedule will include Calculus, Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and more. Earning an Associate of Science in Engineering at Sheridan College will prepare you to pursue advanced training and enter the Engineering field.
- You can choose your course electives to match your Engineering interests, with courses available in Chemical, Civil, Petroleum, Architecture, Mechanical and Energy Systems.
- Our faculty bring years of experience as professional Engineers to guide you through our industry-standard curriculum.
- Our NWCCD Engineering students save money by earning their Associate degrees and then transferring to Bachelor’s degree programs nationwide.
The field of Engineering is broad and diverse. Civil engineers are in demand to manage, repair and rebuild outdated infrastructure such as roads, bridges and dams. Environmental engineers are needed to help government agencies address environmental issues and sustainability. These challenges, along with many more, present new job opportunities for Engineers across the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11% job growth for civil engineers, adding an estimated 32,200 jobs from 2016-2026. The field of environmental engineers will add 4,500 jobs, while petroleum engineers will add 5,100 jobs.
Faculty and Community
Our NWCCD Engineering faculty are dedicated to helping you set and achieve your academic goals. Our faculty bring decades of experience as professional Engineers in a variety of fields to the classrooms to help you learn and prepare you to transfer into a four-year degree program.
NWCCD partners with colleges and universities across the region to ensure your credits will transfer after completing your Associate degree in Engineering. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to enroll in Bachelor’s degree program and start pursuing higher education in an Engineering specialty.
Careers and Opportunities
Engineers design, develop, build and manage projects. Whether it’s extracting oil and gas, building a high-rise skyscraper, developing a new chemical or designing a bridge, Engineers are the backbone to numerous projects. Earning NWCCD’s Associate degree in Engineering at Sheridan College will give you the broad knowledge of math and science to transfer to a four-year program and pursue an Engineering specialty. Engineering careers include:
- Civil Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- Nuclear Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Marine Engineer
- Architectural Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Agriculture Engineer
- Geological Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Computer Hardware Engineer