AS Degree – Concentration in Pre-Engineering

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as physical engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering and computer science. This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.


For information on the Concentration in Pre-Engineering call an advisor at (309) 647-4645.

Pre-Engineering: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
MAT151Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
​PH 121
​Physics for Science and Engineering I
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG102Composition II3
MAT152Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
PH 122
Physics for Science & Engineering II

​Humanities and Fine Arts
Summer Semester Courses
​Credit Hrs.
​Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
​College Chemistry I
COM103Speech Communication3
Differential Equations
 PH 123
Physics for Science and Engineering III
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.

​Non-Lab Life Science
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 Health Science
 Humanities and Fine Arts
Electives Credit Hrs.
BUS250Principles of Micro-Economics3
MAT251Calculus with Analytic Geometry III3
MAT263Linear Algebra*3
PH 122Physics for Science and Engineering II4
PH 123Physics for Science and Engineering III4
*MAT263 Linear Algebra may be needed also.
Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science.