SUNY Jefferson

Engineering Science AS

Program Type: Transfer
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields, innovation, invention
Skill Development: Problem solving, engineering, practical application of complex principles and theories
Career Options: Engineering fields, industry, government, academia
Program Code: HEGIS 5609

Transfer to a four-year college in the engineering discipline of your choice

Students who want to be engineers can begin their education at Jefferson Community College before transferring to a four-year college. You’ll complete your general education classes plus courses in physics, engineering design, and engineering graphics—essentially your first two years of study—before starting your bachelor’s degree program in any engineering field you choose.

Jefferson’s Engineering Science A.S. program is designed for students with an aptitude for math and science. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have four years of high school mathematics, including precalculus, plus physics, chemistry, and four years of English. Students in the program are required to buy or lease a computer that meets minimum specifications.

This program offers:

  • Opportunities for hands-on and theoretical application of engineering principles
  • Solid educational foundation for a variety of engineering and technology degrees
  • Cost savings on general education classes
  • Opportunity to gain the national credential of Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA)

Job prospects are high for engineers

Earning an Engineering Science A.S. degree at Jefferson provides the educational foundation for your continued studies in any engineering discipline. Once you graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be ready to start your career in a field that’s expected to grow by as much as 10 percent over the next decade.

Engineers are generally in high demand due to a shortage of graduates in the STEM fields, the challenges of a growing population and limited resources, and increased interest in improving quality of life. The average engineer’s salary in 2016 ranged from $88,000 to $115,000 depending on engineering discipline.

Our graduates work in many disciplines - aerospace, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, and computer engineering - and for employers that are having are difficulty recruiting the right people.  You can be the right person, and it all begins at Jefferson.

Learn to solve engineering challenges

When you who complete the Engineering Science A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Apply critical thinking skills


Advancing Women in Engineering at Jefferson


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Engineering Science A.S. graduates transfer to various four-year colleges and universities with full-junior status. Recent Jefferson grads have gone on to study at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY ESF at Syracuse, Clemson University, SUNY Binghamton, University of Buffalo, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Ohio State University.

Formal transfer agreements with some institutions make transfer especially smooth:

  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University

Degree requirements for Engineering Science A.S.

Engineering Requirements (5 credit hours) 

ENS 100: Engineering Orientation 
ENS 101: Engineering Graphics 
ENS 200: Engineering Design and Build 

Computer Science Requirements (3 credit hours)

CIS 116: Introductory Programming 

Mathematics Requirements (15 credit hours)

MTH 221: Calculus 1 
MTH 222: Calculus 2 
MTH 242: Differential Equations 
MTH 241: Calculus 3 or MTH 245: Linear Algebra 

English Requirements (6 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition 
ENG 102: Literature and Composition or higher 

Social Science Requirements1 (6 credit hours)

Social Science Elective 1 (GESS or GEAH or GEWC or GEOWC) 
Social Science Elective 2 (GESS or GEAH or GEWC or GEOWC) 

Science Requirements (12 credit hours)

CHE 131: General Chemistry 1 
PHY 143: Science and Engineering Physics 1 
PHY 145: Science and Engineering Physics 3 

Restricted Electives Requirements (18 credit hours)

Concentration Elective: 
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:
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 credit hours

1Courses must be Social Science electives selected from two different areas in the SUNY General Education Course Listing for Social Science (GESS), American History (GEAH), Western Civilization (GEWC), and Other World Civilizations (GEOWC).

"Engineering is very technical. We simplify complex material and help students understand it better. This is through presenting challenging problems and rewarding hard work."Genny Pond
Professor of Engineering

Program contacts

Genny Pond
Professor of Engineering
(315) 786-2388

Oliver Youst
Associate Professor of Physics
(315) 786-2243

Donna Stevenson
Mathematics & Engineering Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics
(315) 786-2518

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522