Associate in Engineering

The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree is designed for students desiring to pursue a four-year engineering degree. The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicate courses. Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

PIRATES Program – Apply by July 18, 2022

The PIRATES (Providing Inclusive Residential and Transfer Experience Scholarships) program provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Associate in Engineering degree program who plan to transfer into an engineering degree program at East Carolina University. Eligible students are awarded scholarships up to $3,000 a year for two years at WCC, and then up to $10,000 a year for two years at ECU.
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