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Engineering Broad Field

Start your journey in engineering at Normandale, where you can take your fundamental math and sciences classes like calculus and physics and then move on to a four-year engineering program. 

With our engineering broad field curriculum, you can earn an associate degree, which serves as the basis for your bachelor’s degree.   

We are one of a few community colleges for engineering in Minnesota. 

Follow these three steps and you’ll be on your way: 

  • Choose the university you will transfer to  
  • Select an engineering specialty (such as civil, chemical, mechanical, etc.)  
  • Apply during your final semester at Normandale

Where Will an Associate Degree in Engineering Take You?

Engineering is a field with a lot of career options — and well-paying jobs. As an engineer, you can work in a variety of fields, and in a variety of settings, depending on the type of engineering you choose to pursue.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in engineering occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030. About 146,000 new jobs are projected to be added.  

The median annual wage for engineering occupations was $83,160 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950. 

What are Advantages of Community Colleges for Engineering?

Normandale is one of the top community colleges for engineering. We offer a comprehensive, liberal arts-focused associate degree in engineering broad field. You’ll be fully prepared to move on to complete your engineering degree at a four-year university engineering program.  

The class sizes here are small, the curriculum is real-world and hands-on, and the faculty will get to know you. You will be well-prepared for the next step in your college career. 

Normandale instructor Gaio Lakin discusses the engineering lab benefits for students pursuing an associate degree in engineering at Normandale Community College.

"My favorite thing about engineering is the creativity. With engineering, you can make your ideas come to life. The Fab Lab is an incredible collection of computer-controlled equipment for manufacturing. We can walk in there every day and build what we want.”

Gaio Lakin, Engineering Instructor

Associate Degree in Engineering Program Basics

Engineering Faculty

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