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Engineering Science A.S.

The Program (HEGIS Code 5609)

Engineering is the integration of physical principles, mathematics, modeling and common sense to create solutions or develop enhancements. Engineers are trained problem solvers. Engineers develop new technology and innovative materials to benefit the population of tomorrow.

This Associate in Science degree is designed to provide students with the first two years of a general baccalaureate engineering degree. The degree program focuses on conceptual and theoretical understanding of physical principles integrated with laboratory exercises. Students possessing this engineering A.S. degree typically transfer to a four-year institution and major in their desired field of specialization.

Applicants for this program should follow a college preparatory program in high school including a minimum of 4 years of high school mathematics, including precalculus, as well as physics, chemistry, and 4 years of English. Where possible, courses in computer problem solving and mechanical drawing are recommended.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Engineering Science program with an A.S. degree will:

  • A student will be able to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
  • A student will be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • A student will be able to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

Computer Requirements

Students entering this program are required to purchase or lease a professional microcomputer system for home use that meets department defined minimum specifications. Computers are an integral part of all course instruction within the Engineering Science program.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities available to students graduating with a baccalaureate engineering degree from an accredited institution abound. Career opportunities can vary from research intensive product development to private consulting, and from international corporate settings to opportunities with public agencies. In 2010, salaries ranged from $66,000 to $130,000, depending on the field of engineering specialization and geographic location according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some career options are as follows:

  • Academia/Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Sales
  • New Product Research and Development
  • Engineering Disciplines:
  • Aeronautical / Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer Hardware
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Fire Science
  • Forensic
  • Forestry
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Microelectronic
  • Nuclear
  • Paper
  • Plant/Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Technical

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Jefferson, you will have many transfer opportunities to consider and will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree.  JCC engineering graduates typically transfer to various four-year colleges and universities with full-junior status. Our graduates have transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, Clemson University, SUNY Binghamton, University of Buffalo, SUNY ESF at Syracuse, and many more. Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed agreements that help students transfer smoothly to specific baccalaureate programs.  Currently, formal agreements exist with:

Clarkson University
Cornell University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Syracuse University


Degree Requirements (Effective Fall 2018) Credit Hours
Engineering Requirements (5 Credit Hours)  
ENS 100: Engineering Orientation 1
ENS 101: Engineering Graphics 3
ENS 200: Engineering Design and Build 1
Computer Science Requirements (3 Credit Hours)  
CIS 116: Introductory Programming 3
Mathematics Requirements (15 Credit Hours)  
MTH 221: Calculus 1 4
MTH 222: Calculus 2      4
MTH 242: Differential Equations 4
MTH 241: Calculus 3 or MTH 245: Linear Algebra 3
English Requirements (6 Credit Hours)  
ENG 101: Research and Composition  3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition or higher 3
Social Science Requirements1 (6 Credit Hours)  
Social Science Elective 1 (GESS or GEAH or GEWC or GEOWC) 3
Social Science Elective 2 (GESS or GEAH or GEWC or GEOWC) 3
Science Requirements (12 Credit Hours)  
CHE 131: General Chemistry 1 4
PHY 143: Science and Engineering Physics 1 4
PHY 145: Science and Engineering Physics 3             4
Restricted Electives Requirements (18 Credit Hours)  
Concentration Elective: 3
Choose one of the following:  
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry 1 or  
ENS 207 Electrical Science or   
PHY 144 Science and Engineering Physics 2  
Restricted Electives: 15
Choose five courses from:  
BIO 131, BIO 202, CHE 132, CHE 211, CHE 212, CHE 215,   
CIS 216, CIS 250, ENS 201, ENS 204, ENS 206, ENS 207,   
MTH 231, MTH 241, MTH 245, PHY 144  
Total 65

1  Social Science Elective Courses must be chosen from two different General Education knowledge areas from Social Science (GESS), American History (GEAH), Western Civilization (GEWC) and Other World Civilizations (GEOWC).


For More Information

Genny Pond, Professor of Engineering

Oliver Youst, Associate Professor of Physics

Donna Stevenson, Mathematics & Engineering Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
315-786-2437 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522