About the Pre-Engineering Program
Heritage University's Pre-Engineering program trains students looking to become certified engineers and prepares them for successful transfer to a four-year program at any Washington university. Thanks to our partnership with Washington State University Tri-Cities, you also enjoy guaranteed acceptance to their school of engineering to complete your bachelor's degree -- no additional transfer applications are needed. The program lets you specialize in one of three engineering disciplines: mechanical, civil and electrical. It includes engineering - or science-related job experience that you can apply as work credit toward your Heritage AA degree. This real world experience lets you build industry connections that can enhance your opportunities for employment after graduation.
Heritage's Pre-Engineering program takes two full years to complete, with summer classes being necessary. It uses curriculum that has been co-developed by top professors and staff at both Heritage University and Washington State University. Students get as much math as if they were pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry or mathematics, giving them tremendous credentials for a variety of programs later. You'll be well-prepared to take the Engineer-in-Training exam prior to graduating at WSU.
WSU's engineering disciplines are widely recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); thus, any student who attends and graduates from both schools will be well positioned to gain employment with large companies that require degrees from ABET-accredited institution.
What could I do with a Pre-Engineering associate degree from Heritage?
The Heritage Pre-Engineering graduate will be prepared to pursue the discipline-specific B.A. degree field in either civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. Upon completion of one of these three paths, the student will be completing the first stage toward their engineering licensing, the Engineer in Training certification national requirement.
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