The Engineering program at East Central College offers students the opportunity to complete the first two years of engineering and general education classes before transferring to their chosen university. Our students may transfer to any 4-year engineering program but they benefit from two articulation agreements, one with Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla and the other with Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO).

The Associate of Science degree includes the basic physics and calculus classes, as well as upper-level science and engineering electives. Our students participate in classroom design and robotics projects. ECC awards the AS degree allowing students to focus on any of 15 different fields of engineering. Students may earn their BS in Engineering at their transfer institution.

The AA in Engineering Technology (SEMO articulation) is another degree offered. This program includes basic calculus, physics, and chemistry classes as well as hands-on mechanical and electrical classes in state-of-the-art facilities. Students may earn their BS in Engineering Technology at their transfer institution.

Our students have the opportunity to interact through group projects, field trips, and participation in the Engineering Club.

Program Level Outcomes

Transfer Engineering AS

After completing the Transfer Engineering AS, students should be able to:

  • Identify and apply teamwork strategies and project management tools by working in teams to complete a project.
  • Analyze information in verbal and written reports with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Describe, document, analyze, and summarize a concept, device, or situation using software applications for writing reports, creating presentations, and developing drawings free of errors, with a high level of accuracy and clarity.
  • Apply principles of physics to solve problems.
  • Formulate solutions using a variety of methodologies, including analysis and synthesis of physical principles.
  • Analyze concepts in order to extend application to novel contexts.
  • Analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply the results to resolving complex situations and problems.
  • Defend conclusions using relevant evidence and reasoned argument.
  • Reflect on and evaluate their critical-thinking processes.
  • Recognize the problematic elements of presentations of information and formulate diagnostic questions for resolving issues and solving problems.

Use linguistic, mathematical, or other symbolic approaches to describe problems, identify solutions and make reasoned choices among those solutions.