Programs And Courses

Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology

Engineering - Associate in Science (AS) (4120)

Do you enjoy solving problems and understanding the world around you? Can you think logically to see how complex systems come together?

Our associate degree in engineering is the perfect place for you to start! Our professional faculty, who have a great amount of experience in the industry, will teach you in state-of-the-art laboratories and prepare you for your future.


After receiving your Associate in Science in engineering, you will be able to transfer your credits to a four-year school and earn your bachelor’s degree in engineering. Once you receive your bachelor’s degree, you can pursue an engineering position in: 

  • Administration
  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Teaching

You will find engineers work in a variety of industries including aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural.

You are likely to enjoy this type of career if you:

  • Possess strong analytical skills and are inquisitive by nature
  • Can play close attention to detail and are thorough in your work
  • Have excellent communication skills and are a team player



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With small class sizes, you will receive personalized instruction from top-notch faculty. We place emphasis on mathematics and its application in the sciences to help you prepare to continue your education at a four-year school.

To gain acceptance into this program, you need to demonstrate high academic potential and excellence in mathematics. 

As you complete our program, you will:

  • Identify personal transfer plans
  • Effectively operate a solid modeling system effectively
  • Examine engineering disciplines
  • Analyze static structures using calculus
  • Solve engineering problems
  • Analyze dynamic problems using calculus
  • Write and speak effectively
  • Identify global and ethical engineering issues



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
  • Review our new academic maps (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Yes! Academically YOURS, our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.

Various transfer options include:

Penn State Harrisburg: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Structural Engineering (pdf)
Shippensburg University of PA: Engineering (Civil) (pdf)
Shippensburg University of PA: Engineering (Electrical) (pdf)
Shippensburg University of PA: Engineering (Mechanical) (pdf)

You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.



Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, please include program code 4120. By using this code, you can be sure you are applying to the correct program.



You will gain the foundation you need in math and sciences to continue your education at a four-year school where you can earn your bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about this promising career path, contact an admissions counselor or the engineering, trades & computer technologies department chair Dr. Kelley Engle, today!

Meet Jacob: Continuing at the Right Pace at HACC


“I chose HACC because it’s an affordable option that allows for easy transfer.”