Pre-Engineering Pathway

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Plan to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering? Start with us. You get a top-quality education and save money, too. Learn from instructors who are experts in the field. Graduate in as little as two years and move on to your transfer college. You are more than prepared. You are ready to succeed.

What You Learn as a Pre-Engineering Major

This is a great start to your bachelor’s degree. Study the mechanics of solids, electrical science, and dynamics. Other courses give you the general education credits you need to transfer. 

What Can I Do With an Engineering Degree?

Choose an engineering specialty: civil, mechanical, industrial, aerospace, environmental, IT, chemical. Then pursue it with all you've got. You can design and develop aircraft, create computer systems and software, solve problems related to fuels and drugs, or design major infrastructure projects. The engineering field is wide and opportunities are plenty. 

A Solid Foundation

Electrical Science

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Electrical Science

Build fundamentals in circuit theory, steady state AC, and more.


1st & 2nd laws


Classical thermodynamics. Study heat, energy, ideal gases, and much more.

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

Breakdown solids

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

Study the stress and strain in structural elements resulting from loading.


Here’s a microscope


Examine the fundamentals of behavior. Study theory and research.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Transfer Major

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, consider our Transfer Major Associate Degree program. We’ve partnered with universities and colleges to layout the precise course path you complete here before you transfer to the four-year college. Complete general education courses as well as courses required for your major here. The credits fully transfer toward your bachelor’s degree.

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Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.


What if I transfer to

Your credits will transfer to any other accredited institution. We’ve worked out transfer agreements with select partner colleges and universities. Contact your advisor to know exactly how your credits will work at: 

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Macomb, Illinois

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • 2+2 Agreements & Transfer Pathways with EICC

See Western Illinois University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

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Pre-Engineering: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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