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Engineering Transfer

The Engineering Transfer Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program provides you with the opportunity to earn the first two years of education that is required for a four-year engineering degree. 

What is the Engineering Transfer program?

The Engineering Transfer curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, the sciences (including chemistry and physics), computer technology, and opportunities to experience a variety of forms of engineering.  You will gain knowledge of engineering theory through engineering courses and application of theory to real world problems.  

Graduates of the program may choose to continue learning at a four-year institution, begin their chosen career in the workforce, or utilize their education for career advancement purposes.

Engineering Transfer Degrees Awarded

Garrett College awards graduates with an Engineering Transfer Associate of Science (A.S.) degree upon completion of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a team while engaged in an engineering project, including assuming the role of the team leader.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, when presenting their ideas and engineering projects.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to engage in the various steps in the engineering project development process including: problem specification, design, modeling, simulation (using computer-aided engineering), fabrication, testing, and redesign.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Benefits

Although the Engineering Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in the surrounding region (including nearby Frostburg State University) to complete a bachelor degree in engineering, the program also delivers opportunities to address critical traditional and non-traditional curriculum and skill training needs in the region.

Students are provided with hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, and management of projects and in the communication and presentation of their ideas and project plans. Individuals currently in the workforce may also benefit from the technical skills learned in program courses leading to career advancement in business and industry positions within the surrounding region.

Career Goals

Garrett’s two-year Engineering Transfer Associate of Science degree program provides you with a successful foundation to continue your education at a four-year engineering program as well as obtain entry-level positions in the workforce.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow over 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 194,300 new jobs are projected to be added. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

    The Engineering Transfer program prepares you for a career in any of the following fields*:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • Agricultural Engineering Technicians
  • Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians

*Some may require a bachelor's degree

Engineering Transfer, Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 62

Institutional Requirement (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (31 credits)

English Compsition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • COM101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3

    ENG102 recommended for WVU transfers

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • GER  Two (2) Soc & Behav Science Courses  6


  • CHE101  General Chemistry I  4*
  • PHY111  Gen Physics I (Calc-based)  4*


  • MAT190  Calculus I  4*

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CI170  Computer Science Programming I  4*

Core Courses (19 credits)

  • ENR100  Intro to Engineering Design  3*
  • PHY112  Gen Physics II (Calc-based)  4*
  • MAT191  Calculus II  4*
  • MAT192  Calculus III  4*
  • MAT281  Differential Equations  4*

Major Electives (9 credits)

Select from the following:

  • ENR210  Basic Circuit Theory  3*
  • ENR211  Electrical & Digital Circuit Lab  2*
  • ENR221  Engineering Statics  3*
  • ENR230  Sci & Engineering Computations  3*
  • ENR240  Digital Logic Design  3*
  • ENR241  Digital Logic Design Lab  1*
  • ENR250  Engineering Dynamics  3*
  • CHE102  General Chemistry II  4*

Program Notes:

*Must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all computer science, engineering, mathematics, and natural/physical science courses.

Students entering the program who are not calculus-ready must also complete MAT105 College Algebra and MAT110 Pre-Calculus prior to registering for MAT190.