Sauk Academic programs


Engineering programs are highly structured to meet the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (A.B.E.T.) standards required for registration as a professional engineer. Community College students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree. You are unlikely to earn the bachelor's degree within 2 more years after transfer if you enter with less than 64 semester credits.

Students should decide on an Engineering specialty and preferred transfer institution by the beginning of their sophomore year since course requirements vary by specialty and by institution. Students should select courses in consultation with an academic advisor. 

A grade of "C" or better may be required for physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering science courses to transfer. A similar policy may exist for general education courses. The student is advised to check directly with their preferred transfer school.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS: The Engineering major panel recommends students complete the general education requirements of the AES instead of the traditional GECC requirement of the AA degree. If students pursuing an engineering major choose to complete the full GECC, it is likely that students will have too many hours in transfer and/or will miss important prerequisites/major courses that will prolong the time it takes to obtain the bachelor's degree.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.

Engineering - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Suggested Specialty Programs Chart

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2024-25 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $9,600.00 $23,040.00 $25,728.00
Fees $1,152.00 $1,152.00 $1,152.00
Course Fees * $370.00 * $370.00 * $370.00
Total Tuition and Fees $11,122.00 $24,562.00 $27,250.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.