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 earn an Associate of Engineering Science (AES) degree in general engineering, mechanical engineering or civil engineering at FRCC and transfer to Colorado public four-year schools.
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
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Degrees and Course Information
There are multiple ways to pursue a degree in Engineering. It is very important to work with your Pathways Advisor to develop the best academic plan for where you are starting and where you are hoping to transfer.
For students who are college chemistry, calculus ready and interested in transferring to the Colorado School of Mines, you will want to complete an Associate of Engineering Science degree in General Engineering. This is the most direct path to a Bachelor degree at Mines.
For students who are college chemistry, calculus ready, and interested in transferring to the Colorado State University-Fort Collins or University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs), you will want to complete an Associate of Engineering Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or an Associate of Engineering Science degree in Civil Engineering. This is the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or civil engineering at these universities.
It is recommended that you meet with your advisor before selecting a pathway in engineering.
Other Transfer Options
An AE degree in General Engineering or General AS degree may transfer to the following Colorado public four-year schools. Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.
- Colorado Mesa University
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- Fort Lewis College
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
- University of Colorado-Denver
- University of Northern Colorado
Additional Transfer Options
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.
CU-Denver: Front Range Community College and University of Colorado Denver have a transfer pathway 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.