Your Curriculum


Catalog 2013-2014 

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Andy Dryden: 503-491-7482 Room AC2581 

The Engineering Transfer curriculum offered at Mt. Hood Community College is designed to closely follow the pre-engineering program at regional universities and to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree from MHCC. This program is tailored for civil and mechanical engineering majors. However it may be modified to meet the needs of students transferring into other disciplines of engineering. In all cases the student should meet with their adviser to create an educational plan that meets their specific needs.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Apply mathematic, science, and engineering skills
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Describe professional and ethical responsibility

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue an engineering degree at a college or university.* To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-15 of the printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and must follow official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities, and by engineering field. Students are advised to:

  • Make early contact with the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Prior to fall term, consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center to develop an educational plan.
  • In addition, you will need to keep abreast of any changes in the program of your choice. It is your responsibility as a student to learn the program requirements of the school that you plan to attend.

*Note that community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree. 

The MHCC curriculum has entry-level expectations of students for skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

NOTE: This plan is specifically designed for transfer to a four-year institution and is not intended for students who seek direct entry into the job market after completion of an associate degree. MHCC’s Engineering Technology program offers an AAS program intended for direct entry to the engineering technician job market.

First Quarter (Fall)  Credits 
CH221  General Chemistry I 5
GE101  Engineering Orientation 4
MTH251  Calculus I: Differential Calculus 4
WR121  English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter) 
CH222  General Chemistry II 5
GE115  Engineering Graphics or
ENGR248 Engineering Graphics: Solidworks1 
MTH252  Calculus II: Integral Calculus 4
SP111  Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
  Social Science requirement2  3-4
Third Quarter (Spring) 
GE102  Engineering Computations1  3
MTH253  Calculus III 4
WR227  Technical Report Writing
  Humanities requirement2  3-4
  Social Science requirement2  3-4
Fourth Quarter (Fall) 
ENGR211  Statics 4
MTH254  Calculus IV : Vector Calculus 5
PH211  General Physics with Calculus I
  Health and Physical Education requirement2  3
Fifth Quarter (Winter) 
ENGR212  Dynamics 4
MTH256  Differential Equations 5
PH212  General Physics with Calculus II
  Humanities requirement2  3-4
Sixth Quarter (Spring) 
ENGR201  Electrical Fundamentals I 5
ENGR213  Strength of Materials 4
MTH261  Linear Algebra 4
PH213  General Physics with Calculus III

1 Please consult with your adviser for major specific advising regarding this course. ET150 may be required for some degree options .
2 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.

NOTE: The curriculum shown above consists of all of MHCC’s Engineering Transfer courses, and some of the other math and science courses available at MHCC that are required during the first two years of a typical pre-engineering curriculum. Not every course required by the various programs at different schools is offered at MHCC.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Oregon State University -
Portland State University -
Washington State university - 

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