Engineering Studies, A.S.

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The Engineering Studies associate degree (A.S.) program at Niagara County Community College will better prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in engineering. This program will include those courses required in the first two years of a typical baccalaureate degree program in engineering. These courses are of an applied physics nature and include coursework in Statics, Dynamics, Mechanical Properties of Materials, etc. This program fulfills the academic needs in such areas as mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in support of engineering studies coursework, thus enabling students to transfer seamlessly.

As currently structured, this program will meet all requirements for a seamless transfer into any SUNY program, including State University at Buffalo in Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, Industrial, or Biomedical Engineering.

Chemical and Biomedical engineering students should enroll in the Environmental track as NCCC offers all the coursework required to meet SUNY seamless transfer requirements for these programs and an Environmental degree through course substitutions.

Students interested in computer and electrical engineering will have the option of completing the bulk of their required coursework within this program in conjunction with the selection of appropriate course electives at NCCC and cross-registration at a four-year campus.

Program Goals and Objectives
  • To provide a core of mathematics and science courses in support of continued coursework at the four-year level and in support of professional endeavors upon attainment of the baccalaureate degree.
  • To provide a course of study which enables graduates to complete a large portion of requirements for transfer into four-year baccalaureate programs in Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
  • To provide a course of study which enables graduates to transfer seamlessly into four-year baccalaureate programs in Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, Industrial, and Biomedical Engineering.

Alumni Spotlight

Ashley Sciandra ‘14

I really like the community and atmosphere of the Engineering Studies program at Niagara County Community College (NCCC). Having smaller classes, you really have the chance to get to know the professors and other engineering students. The dual admissions program at NCCC helped for a seamless transfer to the University at Buffalo (UB) where I was able to enter as a junior. After completing my degree at NCCC, I graduated from UB in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. I now work for General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) as a structural engineer, analyzing various structures and foundations for different load cases.

Ashley Sciandra

David R. and Mary L. Chamberlain Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2017 by one of the NCCC Foundation’s founding Board Members; David Chamberlain and his wife Mary.

One scholarship up to $5,000 paid after the completion of the first fall semester at a 4 year institution.

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Program Contact

Dr. Demetrius Sarigiannis
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-5989
Location: C-274
Division Office: 716-614-6410