Pre-Engineering

Surveying

The Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering is designed for students who intend to major in engineering. The AS in Pre-Engineering provides students with courses including chemistry, humanities, calculus, physics, and social sciences while including the basic engineering skills and knowledge to transfer to baccalaureate degree program in Engineering. Students should be aware that most pre-engineering courses have mathematics and science prerequisites and that improper scheduling of courses can lengthen the time required to complete the degree.

 

Program Outcomes:

• Student will solve engineering problems by applying knowledge gained from mathematics.
• Student will solve engineering problems by applying knowledge gained from physics.
• Student will analyze data collected from mathematical models.
• Students will demonstrate a competence in basic engineering fundamentals which will allow them to attain a BS degree in their chosen engineering discipline.
• Students will design an experiment which will produce data capable of being interpreted.

Program Characteristics

The program is focused on transfer to North Dakota State University engineering baccalaureate programs; however, courses will transfer to other engineering schools as well. Bachelor of Science Engineering degrees vary by discipline and by institution. Students are advised to consult with an academic advisor or counselor when selecting their specific engineering discipline to ensure appropriate transfer for their specific area of engineering.

Faculty

The Pre-Engineering and Mathematics faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Mike Parker
Chris Dahlen

Mike Parker
701-766-1359
michael.parker@littlehoop.edu

Chris Dahlen
701-766-1335
chris.dahlen@littlehoop.edu

Karl Haefner
Michael Brown
Karl Haefner
701-766-2389
karl.haefner@littlehoop.edu
Mike Brown
701-766-1311
michael.brown@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 120 College Composition II* FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:ARTS  
3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics FA
3
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity   1
HIST 261 American Indian History SP
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus**  
4
GEOL 105 Physical Geology FA
4
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
  TOTAL  
39
  *Prerequisite of ENGL 110 (College Composition I)  
  **Prerequisite of MATH 102 (Intermediate Algebra) or Appropriate Placement Test.  
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGR 115 Introduction to Engineering Profession w/CAD FA,SP,SU
4
ENGR 210 Surveying* SU
3
MATH 129 Basic Linear Algebra* FA,SP 2
MATH 165 Calculus I* FA,SP 4
MATH 166 Calculus II* FA,SP 4
MATH 265 Calculus III* FA,SP 4
MATH 266 Differential Equations* SP 3
ME 221 Engineering Mechanic I (Statics)* FA,SP
3
ME 222 Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)* FA,SP
3
ME 223 Mechanics of Materials* SP
3
ME 250 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer SU 3
  Program Electives  
3-4
  TOTAL  
39-40
       
  *Prerequisites or Corequisites exist. See advisor for details    
  Some program electives can be used in conjunction for general education requirements.    
  Program Electives (Students should work with their advisors to choose courses that enhance their Natural Resource Management academic or career options.)    

 

Program Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
CAD 120 Introduction to Auto CAD FA,SP
3
PHYS 251 University Physics I*  
4
PHYS 252 University Physics II*  
4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I FA
4
AM 101 3D Modeling for Advanced Manufacturing FA,SP
3

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....78-79

Pre-Engineering Course Descriptions