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.
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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.