Engineering

Engineers help design and create the world we live in, from nano-sized circuits inside electronic devices to gigantic public works that shape our planet. Start your career with online or in-person engineering classes at Front Range Community College.

Why Study Engineering at Front Range Community College?

If you like solving problems and are curious about the way things work, an engineering degree can open the door to dozens of fun, rewarding careers.

But you'll need to complete a four-year degree in engineering to pursue many of those jobs. FRCC's Engineering for Transfer program allows you to complete many of the classes required to start toward a four-year degree. Here you can earn an Associate of Engineering Science (AES) in general engineering, mechanical or civil engineering. Then you can transfer to a public bachelor's degree-granting institution in Colorado to complete your four-year degree.

And at FRCC, you'll work with instructors who are committed to your success and skilled at making even the most complicated concepts understandable. So if you like the idea of being an engineer, FRCC is the ideal place to start. Here you can start your degree in a supportive environment — and save money too.

Degree Options

AES in General Engineering

Program Locations: Online, Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

If you don't have a particular engineering specialty in mind, haven't decided on a transfer destination or want to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines, consider the AES in general engineering.

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AES in Civil Engineering

Program Locations: Online, Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 64 credits (4 semesters)

Civil engineers design, build and maintain the structures that enable modern society to work. That includes buildings, roads, bridges, airports, dams and more. Consider this program if you want to transfer to the Colorado State University-Fort Collins or University of Colorado.

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AES in Mechanical Engineering

Program Locations: Online, Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 64 credits (4 semesters)

Mechanical engineers design, develop and build machines and instruments of all kinds, such as vehicles, clean energy systems, aerospace projects, heating and cooling systems and more. Consider the AES in mechanical engineering if you want to transfer to the Colorado State University-Fort Collins or University of Colorado.

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Transfer Your Engineering Degree

CSU: Our AES in mechanical engineering can transfer to the mechanical engineering program at CSU.

CU Boulder: All engineering majors can transfer directly to University of Colorado Boulder via our transfer pathway.

And if you qualify, you can gain automatic admission to CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science through its Partner Pathway Promise. Additionally, the Sharer Scholarship supports students transferring from community colleges and majoring in engineering at CU Boulder.

CU Denver: All engineering majors can transfer directly to University of Colorado Denver via our transfer pathway.

Colorado School of Mines: Through the Mines Academy, we'll help you plan and complete prescribed coursework designed for a smooth transition to Mines to earn your bachelor's degree.

Other Transfer Agreements

You can transfer credits for a bachelor's degree in engineering at the following schools:

The number of credits you can transfer to each institution depends on your major. Your academic advisor will help you choose courses that will transfer to the institution and program you want to attend.

Careers & Outcomes

Engineers make our lives safer, more sustainable, and more productive. A bachelor's degree (or higher) in this field opens the door to careers in fields such as chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geological, geophysical, mechanical, mining, petroleum and quantum engineering.

Additional Info

New Pathways to Aerospace

Start your career quicker with this Lockheed Martin Space program aimed at community college graduates with technical degrees, such as an AES. Additionally, Lockheed Martin provides a $5,000 Vocational Scholarship to community college students.

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Engineering Club

FRCC's Engineering Club serves to expand curiosity, interest and knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through club projects, events, and solving diverse problems with diverse people.

Reasons to join the Engineering club:

  • Assistance with scholarships and internships
  • Field trips and tours of local industry
  • Opportunities for professional networking
  • Experience collaborating on large-scale projects
  • Engineering-related workshops and panel discussions

Interested in joining? Contact Stephanie Beck, engineering club advisor at the Boulder County Campus, or Anne Wrobetz, engineering club advisor for the Larimer and Westminster Campuses.