Engineering Program


Excellent Preparation for Transfer Via North’s Engineering Program

Rigorous Transfer Curriculum

This pathways chart of engineering transfer courses at North will help you plan for an engineering major.

If you are planning to major in mechanical, electrical or other engineering fields at a 4-year institution, North will provide you with excellent preparation for transfer, including many of your math and science prerequisites, as well as engineering transfer courses. You can earn an associate degree in engineering or choose from individual courses if you are already in a 4-year school.

If you want to be prepared for work within two years, North also offers a number of technical programs that prepare you for immediate entry into the working world. Explore careers in HVAC or Architecture Engineering Technology

Rigorous Transfer Curriculum

The Engineering Transfer program requires that you complete one year of calculus and one year of calculus-based physics. After that preparation, you can enter a sequence of 3 mechanical engineering courses or 1 electrical engineering course. To round out your transfer preparation, you will also complete some science, advanced math and computer science coursework.

You can apply to transfer directly into the UW engineering department as a junior if you have taken 90 credits distributed appropriately for each department with a satisfactory GPA. You can complete all the lower division classes at North and can expect to do as well as students who started out at UW as freshmen. Students transferring to other 4-year colleges should contact an adviser and plan to complete the AS degree (option 2).

The Engineering program accommodates a wide range of preparation among students. You’ll have one-to-one contact with faculty members who engage directly with you and support your learning, have master’s degrees and experience in the job world, and see teaching as their first objective. Small classes within a traditional classroom format give you great faculty access and the opportunity to get your questions answered.


If you aspire to become a civil or environmental engineer, North Seatttle College is great place to start the journey. My experience at North prepared me very well to transfer to Seattle University, by challenging me to be a great engineer and exposing me to real-world problems. In addition, the professors taught me to be self-motivated and tenacious. I graduated from North in 2007 with my AS degree and obtained my BS in civil engineering from Seattle University in 2009. Currently, I am working as an environmental engineer support contractor with Long Wave, Inc., for Naval Facilities Northwest.

—Joshua S. Potter
Engineering Graduate

Engineering Program

Program Coordinator
Dennis Schaffer
(206) 934-4586

Math & Science Division

IB 2429
Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)
Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Alissa Agnello

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