AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Pre-Engineering

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as physical engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering and computer science. This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.


For information on the Concentration in Pre-Engineering call an advisor at (309) 647-4645.

Pre-Engineering: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CHE170College Chemistry I5
ENG101Composition I3
MAT151Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CHE180College Chemistry II5
ENG102Composition II3
MAT152Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
PH 121Physics for Science & Engineering I4
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
COM103Speech Communication3
 Non-Lab Life Science3
 Humanities & Fine Arts Electives6
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
 Social & Behavioral Sciences3
 Humanities & Fine​ Arts3
 Health Science3
 Pre-Engineering Electives7
Electives Credit Hrs.
BUS250Principles of Micro-Economics3
MAT251Calculus with Analytic Geometry III3
MAT263Linear Algebra*3
PH 122Physics for Science and Engineering II4
PH 123Physics for Science and Engineering III4
*MAT265 Differential Equations may be needed also.
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AA/AS degrees.