2010-2011 Catalog 
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Engineering programs are highly structured to meet the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology standards required for registration as a professional engineer. To transfer as a junior, you must have 60 to 68 semester credits, including all of the prerequisite courses listed. You are unlikely to earn the bachelor’s degree within two more years after transfer if you enter with less than 68 semester credits.

You should decide on an engineering specialty and your preferred transfer school by the beginning of your sophomore year since course requirements vary by specialty and by school. Be sure to select your courses in consultation with an Engineering adviser. A grade of C or better may be required for physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer. A similar policy may exist for general education courses. The student is advised to check directly with his/her preferred transfer school.

The following list of courses is designed for you if you choose to begin your college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another, and if you want to make sure that the courses you take will count toward an Engineering degree at your new school. Remember to consult with your academic adviser early and often in your academic career.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations

Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.

Engineering Prerequisite Courses

Students should complete entire course sequences in calculus and physics at the same school before transfer, since topics are covered in different orders by different schools.

Total Semester Hours: 31-38 Semester Hours

IAI General Education Recommendations

It is not recommended for engineering students to obtain an A.A. or A.S. degree but rather to fulfill the requirements to transfer successfully into an engineering program.

I. Communication: 6 Semester Hours

II. Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Select up to three IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences courses. ECON 103  and ECON 104  are recommended.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts:

Select up to three IAI Humanities and Fine Arts courses. If two courses are selected in a field, a two-semester sequence in the same discipline is recommended.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 7-8 Semester Hours

See engineering prerequisites .

V. Mathematics:

See engineering prerequisites .

Total Semester Hours: 9-18 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours: 8 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours: 4 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours: 15 Semester Hours

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