Associate in Engineering

An associate in engineering degree at Rowan-Cabarrus is a great starting point for students considering a technical career field. This 2-year program introduces students to more specific, industry-related categories such as aerospace, civil, mechanical, electrical and other engineering disciplines. This introduction allows students to identify the areas of engineering that interest them, which can eventually help them determine their undergraduate major when they transfer to a four-year college or university.

The program’s curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully transfer to an engineering degree program at a four-year college or university. Students should have strong skills in critical-thinking, problem-solving, mathematics, and science to be competitive. Public universities in North Carolina that currently offer Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs are NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, NC A & T, Western Carolina University and East Carolina University.

Program Chair
Tony Bean

Tony Bean


North Campus

Careers open to bachelors in engineering graduates are wide and varied.

Most of the projected job growth is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.