The Associate in Engineering (A.E.) degree is a preprofessional program that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Degree disciplines include aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and many others.
The job prospects for engineers are excellent, with many receiving multiple job offers before graduation and most students finding employment immediately after completing their bachelor's degree.
Engineers are in high demand in fastest-growing industries, such as architectural, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, government agencies, urban municipalities, aerospace, automotive, transportation and consulting companies.
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In contrast, 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 ensure they are taking the right classes.