The Engineering program at Volunteer State Community College delivers a university parallel curriculum culminating in an Associate of Science degree. This alternative pathway for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering emphasizes the critical thinking skills, study habits, discipline and perseverance required to be a successful engineering student. Upon completion of the course work, the student will have met the general education and basic core curriculum requirements to transfer to a four-year university offering an ABET accredited engineering degree. Volunteer State Community College has agreements with many local area universities (Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee State University, and Vanderbilt University to name a few) to insure a smooth transition into their discipline specific upper level engineering courses. No matter what kind of engineer you want to become (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Architectural, Chemical, Biomedical, etc.) you can receive a firm foundation at Vol State.
The Associate of Science in Civil Engineering is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field. A civil engineer designs and supervises construction projects such as airports, bridges, channels, dams, railroads, and highways, as well as utilities and other infrastructure projects. Responsibilities of a civil engineer include estimating costs, determining personnel and material needs, preparing proposals, and establishing completion dates.
The Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. An electrical engineer designs, tests, installs, and maintains large-scale electronic equipment, machinery for use in manufacturing, power generation or transmission. Use of computer-assisted engineering and design software are commonplace in the industry.
The Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. A mechanical engineer designs, develops, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Mechanical engineers apply knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. They are also routinely involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products.