Overview

The degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year engineering program. The Engineering Science Certificate, when combined with general education courses and Engineering Fundamentals Certificate courses, prepares the student to enter engineering school as a junior.

This pathway presents basic electrical engineering and related computer engineering courses. The program covers the basic theory of electrical engineering circuits and computer logic from both the component and board-level perspectives. Students trained in this area are prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology at the bachelor's degree level. 

Transferring

All of the courses 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.

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

If students place into MAT-140 or above, they should take EGR-281 in semester one and EGR-283 in semester two.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(18 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-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
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
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-281 Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

ID: EGR-281

Credit Hours: 4

This course integrates a presentation of concepts of object-oriented programming, including program structures, objects, code, and programming styles.

4
Semester 2
(17 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-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 analyticgeometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
EGR-283 Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

ID: EGR-283

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of rigorous development of algorithms and computer programs, including elementary data structures.

4
Semester 3
(13 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

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
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

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 4
(17 Credit Hours)
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
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
ECE-211 Introduction to Computer Engineering I

Introduction to Computer Engineering I

ID: ECE-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers digital systems and employs basic mathematical techniques used in the design of conventional and sequential systems.

3
ECE-102 Instrument Control

Instrument Control

ID: ECE-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of automated instrument control and data acquisition.

3
ECE-240 Introduction to Software Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering

ID: ECE-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals of software design and development,software implementation strategies, object-oriented design techniques, and ethics in software development.

3
Semester 5
(17 Credit Hours)
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
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
ECE-212 Introduction to Computer Engineering II

Introduction to Computer Engineering II

ID: ECE-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course applies the overall concepts of microprocessor orientation and architecture and fundamental concepts of assembly-level programming.

3
ECE-221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

ID: ECE-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the basic concepts of circuit analysis, applying fundamental laws and principles, resistor circuits, and first and second-order linear circuits in the time domain using calculus-based solutions where applicable.

3
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
      Total Credit Hours 82
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$15,416.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(7 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-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(11 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
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-281 Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

Introduction to Algrithmic Design I

ID: EGR-281

Credit Hours: 4

This course integrates a presentation of concepts of object-oriented programming, including program structures, objects, code, and programming styles.

4
Semester 3
(10 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-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 analyticgeometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
EGR-283 Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

ID: EGR-283

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of rigorous development of algorithms and computer programs, including elementary data structures.

4
Semester 5
(7 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

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 6
(6 Credit Hours)
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

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 7
(8 Credit Hours)
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
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
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
ECE-102 Instrument Control

Instrument Control

ID: ECE-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of automated instrument control and data acquisition.

3
ECE-240 Introduction to Software Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering

ID: ECE-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals of software design and development,software implementation strategies, object-oriented design techniques, and ethics in software development.

3
ECE-211 Introduction to Computer Engineering I

Introduction to Computer Engineering I

ID: ECE-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers digital systems and employs basic mathematical techniques used in the design of conventional and sequential systems.

3
Semester 9
(8 Credit Hours)
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
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
Semester 10
(9 Credit Hours)
ECE-221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

ID: ECE-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the basic concepts of circuit analysis, applying fundamental laws and principles, resistor circuits, and first and second-order linear circuits in the time domain using calculus-based solutions where applicable.

3
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
ECE-212 Introduction to Computer Engineering II

Introduction to Computer Engineering II

ID: ECE-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course applies the overall concepts of microprocessor orientation and architecture and fundamental concepts of assembly-level programming.

3
      Total Credit Hours 82
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$15,416.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Computer Engineer

Computer engineering integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences. Computer engineers design and develop computer systems and other technological devices. This field emphasizes solving problems in digital hardware and at the hardware-software interface.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Computer Companies
  • Computer Programming Departments

What’s next after I complete this program?

Pursue a 4-Year Degree

Students who graduate with this degree can go on to pursue a 4-year degree in computer engineering at the University of South Carolina Columbia, as a student in the College of Engineering and Computing.

MTC offers the first two years of four-year programs in engineering, as part of a formal “2 + 2” agreement with the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina.