Aerospace Engineering (2+2)

Associate Degree

Overview

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year engineering program. Students wishing to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at a four-year institution should enroll in this AAS.EGRF degree. This is an engineering fundamentals degree that allows students to identify a concentration in aerospace engineering and take classes in that specialized area.

This pathway presents basic aerospace engineering courses. The program covers the theory of mechanical systems, process principles, and fundamentals of engineering. Students trained in this area are well prepared for more advanced study in aerospace engineering at the bachelor's degree level.

Transferring

All of the courses in this program can be used toward both an associate degree and toward the first two years of a four-year engineering degree. The courses in this pathway are 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 students planning to transfer to any four-year institution are strongly urged to discuss the curriculum and transfer requirements with a representative of that institution early in their 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 degree.

This associate degree pathway is part of the new MTC to UofSC Direct Transfer Tracks.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric,and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analytic geometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EGR-270 Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

ID: EGR-270

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the applications of computers in engineering practices, including the use of an appropriate operating system, programming in a high level language, spread sheets, and word processing applications.

3
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
EGR-275 Intro to Engineering/Computer Graphics

Intro to Engineering/Computer Graphics

ID: EGR-275

Credit Hours: 3

(Transfer Course) This course is a study of basic graphical concepts needed for engineering applications.

3
Semester 3
(11 Credit Hours)
MAT-240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

ID: MAT-240

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: multivariable calculus, including vectors; partial derivatives and their applications to maximum and minimum problems with and without constraints; line integrals; multiple integrals in rectangular and other coordinates; and stokes' and green's theorems.

4
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
PHY-221 University Physics I

University Physics I

ID: PHY-221

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first of a sequence of courses. The course includes a calculus based treatment of the following topics: vectors, laws of motion, rotation, vibratory, and wave motion.

4
Semester 4
(17 Credit Hours)
MAT-242 Differential Equations

Differential Equations

ID: MAT-242

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: solution of linear and elementary non-linear differential equations by standard methods with sufficient linear algebra to solve systems; applications; series; Laplace transform; and numerical methods.

4
EGR-260 Engineering Statics

Engineering Statics

ID: EGR-260

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering mechanics as applied to forces and force systems. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed. This course also includes a study of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, distributed forces, centroids and centers of gravity, moments of inertia of areas, analysis of simple structures and machines, and a study of friction.

3
PHY-222 University Physics II

University Physics II

ID: PHY-222

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena.

4
EGR-274 Engineering App of Numerical Methods

Engineering App of Numerical Methods

ID: EGR-274

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a calculus-based study of the application of numerical methods to the solution of engineering problems. Techniques include iterative solution techniques, methods of solving systems of equations, numerical integration, differentiation and graphical analysis.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 5
(15 Credit Hours)
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
EGR-264 Intro to Engineering Mechanics of Solids

Intro to Engineering Mechanics of Solids

ID: EGR-264

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the relationships between external loads on solid bodies or members and the resulting internal effects and dimensional changes. Included are concepts of stress and strain, stress analysis of basic structural members, combined stress including Mohr's circle, and introductory analysis of deflection and buckling of columns.

3
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
EGR-262 Engineering Dynamics

Engineering Dynamics

ID: EGR-262

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering as applied to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed. This course also includes an emphasis on Newton's second law along with energy and momentum methods.

3
EGR-266 Engineering Thermodynamics Fundamentals

Engineering Thermodynamics Fundamentals

ID: EGR-266

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics as applied to engineering systems. Definitions, work, heat, energy and first law analyses of systems and control volumes are included.

3
  Total Credit Hours 72
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$13,536.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(8 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric,and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analytic geometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EGR-270 Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

ID: EGR-270

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the applications of computers in engineering practices, including the use of an appropriate operating system, programming in a high level language, spread sheets, and word processing applications.

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
EGR-275 Intro to Engineering/Computer Graphics

Intro to Engineering/Computer Graphics

ID: EGR-275

Credit Hours: 3

(Transfer Course) This course is a study of basic graphical concepts needed for engineering applications.

3
Semester 5
(11 Credit Hours)
MAT-240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

ID: MAT-240

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: multivariable calculus, including vectors; partial derivatives and their applications to maximum and minimum problems with and without constraints; line integrals; multiple integrals in rectangular and other coordinates; and stokes' and green's theorems.

4
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
PHY-221 University Physics I

University Physics I

ID: PHY-221

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first of a sequence of courses. The course includes a calculus based treatment of the following topics: vectors, laws of motion, rotation, vibratory, and wave motion.

4
Semester 6
(11 Credit Hours)
MAT-242 Differential Equations

Differential Equations

ID: MAT-242

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: solution of linear and elementary non-linear differential equations by standard methods with sufficient linear algebra to solve systems; applications; series; Laplace transform; and numerical methods.

4
EGR-260 Engineering Statics

Engineering Statics

ID: EGR-260

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering mechanics as applied to forces and force systems. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed. This course also includes a study of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, distributed forces, centroids and centers of gravity, moments of inertia of areas, analysis of simple structures and machines, and a study of friction.

3
PHY-222 University Physics II

University Physics II

ID: PHY-222

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena.

4
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-274 Engineering App of Numerical Methods

Engineering App of Numerical Methods

ID: EGR-274

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a calculus-based study of the application of numerical methods to the solution of engineering problems. Techniques include iterative solution techniques, methods of solving systems of equations, numerical integration, differentiation and graphical analysis.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
EGR-264 Intro to Engineering Mechanics of Solids

Intro to Engineering Mechanics of Solids

ID: EGR-264

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the relationships between external loads on solid bodies or members and the resulting internal effects and dimensional changes. Included are concepts of stress and strain, stress analysis of basic structural members, combined stress including Mohr's circle, and introductory analysis of deflection and buckling of columns.

3
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
Semester 9
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-262 Engineering Dynamics

Engineering Dynamics

ID: EGR-262

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering as applied to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed. This course also includes an emphasis on Newton's second law along with energy and momentum methods.

3
EGR-266 Engineering Thermodynamics Fundamentals

Engineering Thermodynamics Fundamentals

ID: EGR-266

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics as applied to engineering systems. Definitions, work, heat, energy and first law analyses of systems and control volumes are included.

3
  Total Credit Hours 72
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$13,536.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineers primarily design aircraft, satellites, missiles, and spacecraft, satellites. They may also create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Projected Job Growth

+11.1%

Average Annual Salary

$145,762
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Military
  • Government Agencies
  • Airlines
  • Private Contractors

What’s next after I complete this program?

Transfer to pursue a Four-Year Degree

Students who graduate with this degree can go on to pursue a four-year degree in aerospace engineering at the University of South Carolina Columbia, as a student in the College of Engineering and Computing.

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