Associate Degree

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Why Earn an Associate in Engineering at NCC?

Engineers impact the structures and systems you use every day. Join this vital profession with the Associate in Science in Engineering degree program at Northampton Community College. Our 2-year engineering degree prepares you for entry-level technical roles and a successful transition to a bachelor’s degree program.


Part/Full-time Learning Option

The engineering major is designed to be flexible for working adults: study in day and evening courses on our Bethlehem or Pocono campuses as a full-time student, or study part-time to balance your learning with your existing personal and professional commitments. Some courses are also available online.


Transfer to a 4-Year University

NCC’s associate degree in engineering is a stepping stone toward higher credentials. If you intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree, your academic advisor will help you review the transfer requirements of your intended engineering program and choose the courses that will best prepare you for success.

Our engineering students successfully transferred to institutions like Lehigh University, Drexel University, Rutgers, Penn State, Lafayette College, and Northeastern University.


Affordable College Education

Completing your first two years at NCC before transferring is a prudent financial move: our affordable tuition rates are significantly lower than the cost of the first two years of study at four-year institutions. These savings, along with our generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, help you make the most of your education and gain a strong start in your professional career.


What You'll Learn in the Engineering Program

Develop foundational skills that are essential for all engineering specialties: chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, and more. You’ll learn in lectures and practical lab work alongside small classes of peers and dedicated, attentive faculty who are invested in your success.

Our 2-year engineering degree prepares you for independent problem-solving and creative team collaboration. You’ll develop competent technical knowledge, effective research and data analysis skills, and compelling communication practices.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 62

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

Gain expertise to start an entry-level technologist position or seize the financial benefits of transferring to a four-year institution from NCC. The associate degree in engineering involves in-depth study of chemistry, computer science, calculus, physics for science & engineering, and differential equations, along with engineering electives that align with your goals for your career or bachelor’s degree program.

Join an Uplifting and Supportive Community

Flourish with the support of professors who are full-time academics and graduates from NCC’s engineering program. In small classes, lectures, and lab practice, you receive individualized attention and support. Outside the classroom, you have access to our wide range of student services, including career, transfer and personal counseling, tutoring, and job placement support.

Engineering Degree Career Outlook

After graduation, you may enter the workforce directly with your associate degree in engineering, which prepares you for entry-level engineering technologist/technician roles.

You are also well-positioned to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, which is the first step toward becoming a licensed engineer. As you explore transfer opportunities, you can select a subdiscipline of engineering to become your professional focus. The salary prospects for professional engineering roles range from $82,000 for agricultural engineers to over $122,000 for aerospace engineers.

You may also pursue related careers like:

  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Student Spotlight

I’d always heard that it was a good program, so I figured I could start here and then maybe transfer to somewhere else. And, I have to say that it was the right decision for me. I got the support that I needed here, and I was able to do well.

Alex Hazuda, Alumni

Alex Hazuda

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