Associate in Engineering Degree

The Associate in college transfer (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use. The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Total Semester Hours Credit required in program = 60-61* (A. UGETC + B. Additional Gen Ed Hrs + C. Other Required Hrs)

Some courses require a prerequisite/corequisite; see your advisor for specific course information.

One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Science program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

Total General Education Hours Required= 45 semester hours credit (SHC). An asterisk(*) indicates that a prerequisite/corequisite is required; see your advisor for specific course information.

A. Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) = 42 SHC. All UGETC courses will transfer for equivalency credit to all UNC institutions. Courses which are not classified as UGETC are italicized.

Click on a course to see if a prerequisite/corequisite course is required; see your advisor for specific course information.


1. Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language/and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.
2. All degree graduates of Montgomery Community College must demonstrate competency in the basic use of computers. To satisfy this requirement, students may utilize one of the following three options:
a. Provide evidence of computer courses taken in high school or at another college;
b. Take a computer course at MCC; or
c. Take the MCC Computer Competency Test