Associate in Engineering Science
Paying for Your Program
About the Program
The Associate of Engineering program is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field of engineering. This program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of engineering, preparing them for further studies or entry-level positions in the industry.
What can I do with this degree?
Potential Careers & Wages
To become an engineer, you need a bachelor's degree or above, but you can still find jobs as an industrial, electronic, or mechanical engineer technician with an associate's degree in engineering. These engineering technician jobs are some of the highest paying positions for those holding an associate's degree.
Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
Inside Engineering Science
Get an inside look at the Engineering Science program at Rock Valley College.
The completion of the AES degree does not fulfill all general requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum. Consequently, students must complete the remainder of their general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer. Given the rigor associated with most four-year engineering programs, this program helps to provide students with more balanced semester course loads during their junior and senior years.
RVC has many transfer agreements in place with four-year colleges and universities. For more information, please consult with your Academic Advisor.