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Bio/Chemical Engineering

Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS)

This pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Science - Track 2 degree with a concentration in Engineering. Students in this program will study the application of mathematics, science, and practical experience to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve products that impact people’s lives. ...

This pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Science - Track 2 degree with a concentration in Engineering. Students in this program will study the application of mathematics, science, and practical experience to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve products that impact people’s lives. This program provides options to study engineering applications across many fields, with courses in the natural sciences, computer science, math, engineering and more. 

Completion of this program prepares students to transfer at the junior level to an engineering or related field of study at a four-year college or university, as well as opening doors to a wide variety of engineering-related careers. 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS) Full time : 8 90-99

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-99 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at Seattle Central College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

Before You Start

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
18 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 1

  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
  • Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
  • Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
  • Apply to the Ready Set Transfer (RST) Academy
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
ENGR110
Engineering Orientation
2 units
CHEM&161
General Chemistry W/ Lab I
6 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 2

CHEM&162
General Chemistry W/ Lab II
6 units
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I W/ Lab
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 3

  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
  • Attend the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium
MATH&163
Calculus 3
5 units
CHEM&163
General Chemistry W/ Lab III
6 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II W/ Lab
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 4

  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact Engineering departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
CSC110
Intro to Computer Programming
5 units
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
14 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 5

  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
PHYS&223
Engineering Physics III W/ Lab
5 units
MATH238
Differential Equations
5 units
CHEM&241
Organic Chemistry I
4 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 6

BIOL&211 or CHEM&242
Choose a course
variable units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a Course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 7
10 UNITS
ENGR240 or CSC142
Choose a course
5 units
BIOL&212 or MATH220
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 8
10 UNITS
BIOL&213
Majors Plant W/ Lab
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

A Chemical Engineering pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

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A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  To discuss additional careers options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center. CareerServicesCenter@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.4383 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit Central's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math