Engineering Broad Field

Engineering at SCTCC

Degrees and Certificates

Engineering Broad Field AS (60 credits)

Why Choose This Program

The Engineering Broad Field Associate of Science (AS) degree at SCTCC is designed to provide for a student’s first two years of a four-year engineering degree. We’ve created our program to easily transfer to any four-year Minnesota State university.​ The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who have not yet decided on a specific engineering field. By getting your first two years done at SCTCC, you’ll be prepared for any engineering field program you decide to pursue at a four-year college.

The field of engineering is an essential line of work that is growing every day. SCTCC’s Engineering Broad Field program equips students with problem solving skills that are necessary in the field. Our program also teaches students the technical skills to evaluate many types of data and situations.

The Engineering Broad Field program prepares students to use math and science to solve engineering problems. The SCTCC program provides a great foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need to pursue a career in one of the many engineering disciplines that exist in the job market.

Our Engineering Broad Field program was designed to equip students before furthering their education. At SCTCC, we focus on developing a fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics that is necessary to succeed in an engineering program at a four-year institution of higher learning. This degree is part of a state-wide articulation program and designed to transfer easily.​​

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Engineering Broad Field degree at SCTCC, you’ll save money on your generals before transferring to get your bachelor's degree. The degree along with general classes provide a good foundation for students who are ready to transfer to a university.

Whether a student plans on joining the workforce after graduation or continuing their education at a four-year institution, our graduates have career options in several fields. SCTCC students have worked in career fields of agricultural, biomedical, chemical, and civil.

Our graduates have event found employment opportunities working with drafting and design, electrical, and mechanical. With an Engineering Broad Field degree from SCTCC, our students are guaranteed to find the career path right for them.

A day in the life of an SCTCC graduate from our Engineering Broad Field program looks like working in the biomedical field. Our students succeed by utilizing the critical thinking skills, mathematics, and problem solving skills taught in SCTCC classrooms.

Quick Glance

  • Agricultural
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Drafting and Design
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

The SCTCC Engineering Broad Field degree fully transfers to applicable engineering specialty degrees, such as civil, electrical, mechanical, etc., at any one of the seven Minnesota State universities.

Students can choose to continue studying at Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, St. Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, and Winona State University.

The Engineering Broad Field degree also has an articulation agreement with University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. With so many schools our degree can transfer to, our students are bound to find the school with a program right for their academic needs and goals.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about this program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an info session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
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Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

Current Students

Current Engineering students - this is your place for information.

Contact the Instructors

Simone Aeshliman

Engineering at SCTCC