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Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Associate in Science
Major Related Program


The Bio/Chemical Engineering Associate in Science degree is a pre-engineering Major Related Program designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a degree in the sub-discipline of bioengineering or chemical engineering. Elective credits should be planned with the help of an engineering advisor and based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend. This two-year program requires students to be ready for calculus by the second quarter of the first year. If you are not well prepared in high school mathematics and science you should plan a three-year program at Centralia College in preparation for transfer to a four-year school. The main emphasis in the first year should be on strengthening your mathematics, basic sciences, communication, and reading skills.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year **
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
ENGR 100 Intro to Engineering 2
Elective ^ OR Humanities Distribution (H)*** OR  
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
Elective ^ OR Humanities Distribution (H)*** OR  
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
Elective ^ OR Humanities Distribution (H)*** OR  
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 261 Organic Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
MATH 118 Linear Algebra 5
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular w/lab OR  
CHEM& 262 Organic Chemistry w/lab 5-6
MATH& 163 Calculus III 5
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
  Total Credits 15-16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

ENGR& 214 Statics 5
MATH 212 Elem Differential Equations 5
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III 5
Health & Fitness Distribution 3
  Total Credits 18

*An Economics class is recommended.

**If you need review prior to Calculus I (MATH& 151), you may take Precalculus.

Check for specific prerequisites for transfer institutions, particularly natural science and foreign language requirements.

***Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

^Choose one elective from CS& 131, 141, MATH 264.

Updated 2014