Engineering involves the science, skill, and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge in designing and building structures, systems and materials. Engineers are trained problem solvers who work for a variety of employers depending upon their field of specialization. Engineers receive general training during the first part of their education, then may specialize in chemical, civil, aerospace, electrical, mechanical, industrial, nuclear or biomedical areas, to name a few.
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How to begin your career path at Jefferson:
Jefferson Community College can help link you to a career in the field of engineering through its Associate of Science degree in Engineering Science. This Associate of Science degree is designed to provide students with the first two years of a general baccalaureate engineering degree. Students possessing this engineering A.S. degree typically transfer to a four-year institution and major in their desired field of specialization. The engineering program at Jefferson has gained a reputation for providing a strong academic foundation for engineering students. The degree program focuses on conceptual and theoretical understanding of physical principles integrated with laboratory exercises. Examples of types of engineering fields include aeronautical, aerospace, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, computer, mechanical, nuclear, paper, environmental and software.
Graduates of this program transfer to various four-year colleges and universities, typically, with full-junior status. Our graduates have transferred to engineering universities such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson, Syracuse, Cornell, SUNY Buffalo, Clemson, SUNY Binghamton, University of Buffalo, SUNY ESF at Syracuse, and many more. Transfer articulation agreements exist with Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and SUNY Empire State College. It is strongly recommended that students work closely with their faculty advisor and transfer/career counselors when planning for their education beyond Jefferson.
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