About the Program

The Engineering Science Certificate is designed for students desiring to transfer to an engineering program at a four-year institution but who do not necessarily desire an Associate in Science Degree from Midlands Technical College. All of the courses in the Engineering Science Certificate can also be used toward the associate degree. The courses in the certificate are typically found in the first year of an engineering program and the certificate is based on South Carolina’s Engineering Transfer Block so the courses should transfer to any institution in the state. However, all engineering programs are different, so a student planning to transfer to any four-year institution is strongly urged to discuss the curriculum and transfer requirements with a representative of that institution early in his or her academic career at Midlands Technical College.

To transfer to the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing, students must successfully complete each transfer course with grades of “C” or better and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75.
High school preparation for engineering should include a strong emphasis on mathematics, science and basic English language skills. Students not meeting the requirements for entry into Mathematics 140 and English 101 will have preparatory work to complete that may extend the time required to complete the certificate.

Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an Engineering Advisor before each registration cycle.

Learning experiences for students in Engineering Technology programs are provided at the Northeast Campus in classrooms and state-of-the-art labs in the Engineering Technology and Science Classroom Building.


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