Feb 08, 2023
School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2019 to Summer 2020. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Defined
The purpose of the A.A.S. is to be fully trained for immediate employment upon graduation. Students who opt to continue on to pursue higher levels of education are encouraged to check with the receiving institution regarding transferability of credits. Click to learn more about the differences among award types.
Graduates who receive the Associate in Applied Science degree may find employment as technicians in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, and construction or working with architects, consulting engineers, surveyors, public works engineers, construction companies, materials testing labs, and engineering sales divisions.
Our graduates learn skills in construction methods and materials estimating, management, contracts, codes and specifications, surveying theory and practice, strength of materials, highway theory and design, and properties of materials.
These skills, when combined with successful completion of required courses in communications skills, mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, will enable you to pursue immediate employment or transfer to a four-year college to complete your baccalaureate degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
- Demonstrate the ability to solve civil engineering related problems (estimating, structures, environmental).
- Demonstrate the ability to create engineering drawings both manually and using AutoCAD software.
- Demonstrate understanding of the elements of civil engineering design and construction.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the internet as resource for information to help solving problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to function as a member of a civil technology team.
General Education Requirements - 24 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Degree Requirements - 40 Credits
Degree Requirement Note(s)
* Or a substitute approved by the Curriculum Chair.
Minimum Total Credits - 64
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Transfer Opportunities (non-SUNY)
Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.
Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors! Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.