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CCCCD Offers New Core Transfer Engineering Classes



CCCCD Offers New Core Transfer Engineering Classes

January 5, 2004 - The Collin County Community College District Engineering Technology Division is now offering new transferable core engineering classes enabling students to begin engineering curriculum prior to transferring to universities. The college’s engineering transfer program (pre-engineering) is based on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Field of Study (FOS) in Engineering. The FOS is designed to transfer to any Texas public college or university that offers electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and/or environmental engineering.

According to Wayne Jones, CCCCD associate dean and professor of engineering technology, these new engineering courses provide an excellent opportunity for students to complete the first two years of an engineering program at the college and then matriculate in a seamless fashion to the Texas state university of their choice.

“These classes are designed to meet the industry demand and increase the number of students with engineering problem solving skills to fill future high tech jobs. We have articulation agreements with private schools such as Southern Methodist University that facilitate similar pathways in which a student can complete the first two years of their engineering program at CCCCD in fields such as electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, and environmental engineering,” said Jones.

This spring the college is offering FOS engineering courses at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano including Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) from 1- 2:15pm Tuesdays/Thursdays; Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) from 1- 2:15 pm Mondays/Wednesdays and Circuits I For Electrical Engineering from 11 am - 12:50 pm Mondays/Wednesdays.

The college is also offering additional transferable engineering courses at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco including Introduction to Engineering (Infinity Project) from 10- 10:50 am Tuesdays/Thursdays; Engineering Graphics from 6- 9:50 pm Wednesdays and the Learning Community “To Infinity and Beyond! Algebra with an Engineering Twist” from 8 - 10:50 am Mondays/Wednesdays. This unique class combines college algebra and introductory engineering concepts incorporating music and video applications that utilize Infinity Project technology kits designed by Southern Methodist University and Texas Instruments. Students get credit for both ENGR 1201 (Introduction to Engineering) and MATH 1414 (College Algebra).

Spring telephone and webline registration is available from January 10-19. For registration information, visit the website at www.ccccd.edu . For more information about engineering classes, call Wayne Jones, associate dean and professor of engineering technology, at 972-377-1676 or email wjones@ccccd.edu.