Engineering Broad Field

Engineering at SCTCC

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Engineering Broad Field AS (60 credits)

Why Choose This Program

The Engineering Broad Field Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed to provide for a student’s first two years of a four-year engineering degree​​.​ The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of those students who have not yet decided on a specific engineering field. 

Engineering gives you the mindset of problem solving, as well as the technical skills to evaluate many types of data and situations. The Engineering Broadfield program will prepare you to use math and science to solve engineering problems. This program provides a great foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need to pursue a career in one of the many engineering disciplines that exist in the job market.

The Engineering Broad Field pro​gram focuses on developing a fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics that will prepare you to transfer to an engineering program at a four-year institution of higher learning. This degree is part of a state-wide articulation program and designed to transfer easily.​​


This degree has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University, Mankato; St. Cloud State University; Winona State University; University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota, Duluth and any System college approved to offer the Associate of Science in Engineering Broad Field degree program. These schools have agreed that:

  • All MnTC courses and required Engineering Specialty courses will transfer and count toward university baccalaureate degree program requirements.
  • Completion of the Associate of Science in Engineering Broad Field degree does not guarantee admission to a baccalaureate degree program.
    • Students must meet university admission requirements and degree program admission requirements.
    • Baccalaureate engineering degree programs may have limited enrollment capacity with seats available on a competitive basis.
  • Students accepted into a university must fulfill the baccalaureate program graduation requirements.

AS Degree Completion

To complete the A.S. in Engineering Foundations at SCTCC, students must:

  1. Select the university to which you plan to transfer and select an engineering specialty offered at that university (such as Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.).
  2. Develop a coursework plan that includes all the requirements listed below. 
  3. Apply to graduate during their final semester at SCTCC.

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