Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with this degree?
This is a preprofessional program that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
Engineering disciplines include aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and many others. Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree, graduates may begin earning their professional engineering license.
How long does it take to get a Associate of Engineering degree?
The engineering degree program is 64-71 hours and takes about two years to complete.
What college or university can I tranfer to?
Many MCC students transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University Missouri-Kansas City or the University of Missouri University of Science & Technology, while others transfer to nationally listed engineering schools. Students should check the catalog of the school they plan to transfer to or speak with an engineering program advisor or counselor to make sure they are taking the right classes.
How much money can I make?
On average, an engineering position pays $54,000 per year and can go as high as $86,000 per year for a engineering supervisor position.
What is the job outlook for someone in this field?
The job prospects for engineers are very good, with many receiving multiple job offers before graduation, and most students finding employment immediately after completing their bachelor's degree.
Where can I work?
Engineers are traditionally employed by manufacturing companies, utilities, government agencies and municipalities along with consulting companies. A wide variety of engineers are employed in all major cities in all parts of the world. Certain specialized disciplines such as aerospace engineering may require that move to a particular city or region. However, you'll also find them conducting basic research in government laboratories or universities, teaching, managing companies, serving as patent attorneys, and advancing medical technologies.
Which MCC colleges offer these courses?
Most of the classes are taught at Maple Woods, Penn Valley and Longview during the day, with Longview and Penn Valley also offering some evening courses.