Engineering Programs

  • Welcome
  • Student Experience
  • Transfer and Careers
  • Curriculum
  • Contact Us

Engineering Welcome

If you’re looking for an opportunity to use your interests in math and
science to solve challenging problems, then engineering might be for you! 
In the Engineering department at EAC, the classes are small so you can
really participate in conversations with the instructor. You’ll also get
valuable hands-on experience in many areas in our program.

We’ve designed our engineering program to dovetail perfectly with
Arizona’s three major universities, so you won’t have wasted
credits when you transfer. We hope to see you soon!

The National Science Foundation is providing annual scholarships
of up to $2700 ($1350 per semester) for students with financial need
that are interested in pursuing an Engineering degree.
Complete the application
or email Dr. Phil McBride at
for further information.

- Thomas Attard, PhD, Engineering Department Head

Engineering Experience

“The Intro to Engineering course allowed students to explore the different types of engineering and see which one you gravitate towards. Dr. Bailey has been really helpful in counseling me on engineering schools and how to structure my schedule here at EAC so I will be able to transfer my credits to another college. I will graduate in May and am hoping to continue to study chemical engineering.”

- Brady Payne

A Firm Foundation

“I took Intro to Engineering,
and a geology class, and the
instructors noticed. They
cornered me and said, ‘You
have a knack for doing things
with rocks, why don’t you
try mining engineering?’
That’s the thing about EAC …
the teachers are really there
for the students. They are so
willing to help, open and friendly.
Now I am hoping to transfer to
the U of A as a mining engineer.”

- Kenyon Burrell

Engineering Transfer and Careers

Your Career is About to Take Off

Engineers provide the link between the scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that people need. They apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems.

There are many different types of engineers. Most engineering baccalaureate degrees are granted in electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. However, engineers trained in one branch may work in related branches. Starting salaries for engineers are among the highest of all college graduates.

EAC is collaborating with ASU to help engineering students as they make plans to transfer to ASU or another university with plans to major in engineering. Part of the partnership includes an NSF S-STEM grant (Grant no. 1564872) valued at $125,000 through August 2021.This project, entitled "Collaborative Research: Academic Success and Professional Development (ASAP) Project-Based Engineering Excellence Transfer Academy Across Arizona," provides scholarships for EAC engineering students with unmet financial aid. It is a partnership between Arizona State University, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Eastern Arizona College, Estrella Mountain College, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Mohave Community College, and Phoenix College. Students will have the opportunity to visit the ASU campus, speak with engineering instructors and current transfer students, and participate in engineering projects. Complete the application or email Dr. Phil McBride at for further information.

Average Salaries:

Civil Engineer


Mechanical Engineer


Industrial Engineer


Electrical Engineer


Electronics Engineer


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High school students,

Learn about engineering at EAC's Engineering Day.

Engineering Curriculum

A Well Structured Program You Can Build On

Our program offers most of the engineering courses that students of various engineering disciplines typically take in the first two years of study including: statics, dynamics, programming, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, surveying and mining. See Dr. Bailey for advice on which of these would be best for you.

Engineering (AS)
This Associate of Science degree provides two years of training in the required background mathematics and sciences towards a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the official transfer guide to tailor your curriculum, since degree requirements differ between universities.

Today’s professional engineer requires a minimum of four years of highly theoretical and specialized training. Very often this training requires more than four regular college years; that is, either attendance for several summer terms or an additional fifth year, before you may qualify for the bachelor’s degree.

Program Requirements | Suggested Semester Course Plan | Program Learning Outcomes

Engineering - Contact Us

Let's Build a Bridge

Please call or email us to find out
more about the Engineering program
at EAC. We’re happy to answer your


Thomas Attard, PhD
Engineering Department Head
(928) 428-8226


Contact our Admissions Office for
info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to
schedule a campus visit.


Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272