Engineering for Transfer
Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online
Begin engineering coursework at Front Range Community College that will prepare you to transfer to a bachelor’s program in a variety of engineering fields. You can complete many required math and science courses at FRCC prior to transferring.
Pre-engineering Transfer Agreements vary by institution, so you should meet with your FRCC Pathways advisor to discuss your engineering interests and intended transfer institution.
Multiple Career Paths
Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at a four-year college/university opens the door to a variety of engineering careers. Some areas include:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Biological Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
The courses below are found in many pre-engineering transfer agreements in partnership with Colorado universities. Consult with your intended transfer institution and a FRCC Pathways advisor to ensure transferability in your intended major area and to your desired institution.
Math courses are widely transferable staring with Calculus I through Calculus III with Engineering Applications. Math courses in Differential Equations and Linear Algebra vary by intended major area and transfer institution. Please work with your FRCC Pathways advisor when selecting Math courses beyond Calculus III w/ Engineering Applications to ensure transferability in your intended major area and to your desired institution.
Some engineering pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree require both the Chemistry and Physics sequenced courses, but this will vary by engineering interest area and transfer institution. Please work with your FRCC Pathways advisor when selecting your science courses to ensure transferability in your intended major area and to your desired institution.
The Engineering courses below are found in pre-engineering transfer agreements in partnership with Colorado universities. Consult with your intended transfer institution and your FRCC Pathways advisor to ensure transferability in your intended major area and to your desired institution.
Computer Science Courses:
Many engineering pathways require Computer Science courses. These courses may vary by engineering interest area and transfer institution. Please work with your FRCC Pathways advisor when selecting your computer science courses to ensure transferability in your intended major area and to your desired institution.
General Education Courses:
The courses listed below are widely accepted to fulfill general education requirements in this area of study, however acceptance varies by transfer institution. Please work with your FRCC Pathways advisor.
CU-Boulder: Front Range Community College and University of Colorado Boulder have a transfer pathway for all Engineering majors. Additionally, CU-Boulder has a Partner Pathway Promise which guarantees admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science for FRCC students who meet certain criteria.
CSU-Fort Collins: Students who begin their engineering education at Front Range Community College can transfer seamlessly to Colorado State University to finish their degree. Our institutions have worked together to establish an integrated partnership, creating an easy transfer pathway for Mechanical Engineering between colleges.
CU-Denver: Front Range Community College and University of Colorado Denver have a transfer pathway for all Engineering majors.
Colorado School of Mines: The Colorado School of Mines has transfer guides for community college students for all engineering majors.
Other Transfer Agreements
These agreements from the Colorado Department of Higher Education allow you to complete credits (how many depends your major) at FRCC that you can transfer for a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
Be sure to talk with a Pathways advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete the courses necessary for transferring in your area of interest and to your desired transfer institution.
Colorado Space Grant Consortium
FRCC is an affiliate of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC), which is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado and is funded by NASA. FRCC participates in the DemoSat Program and the Robotics Challenge. In the DemoSat Program, students design, fabricate, recover, and analyze data from balloon payloads that are launched to the edge of space. In the Robotics Challenge, students design and build a robot that navigates to a beacon and avoids obstacles at the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Interested in joining? Contact the Affiliate Director: Christy.Gomez@frontrange.edu
Engineering and TECH Clubs
The Engineering and TECH Clubs serve to expand curiosity, interest, and knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through club projects, events, and by solving diverse problems with diverse people.
Reasons to join the Engineering or TECH Club:
- Assistance with scholarships and internships
- Field trips and tours of local industry
- Opportunities for professional networking
- Experience collaborating on large-scale projects
- Support through transfer chats with former FRCC students
- Engineering-related workshops and panel discussions
- Access to the most up-to-date transfer information
Interested in joining? Contact the Engineering Club Advisor at the Boulder County Campus, Stephanie.Beck@frontrange.edu, or the TECH Club Advisor at the Westminster Campus, Clara.Wente@frontrange.edu.