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The Pre-Engineering Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree enables students to complete nearly half of the required credits needed to earn an engineering bachelor’s degree that will seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution. This degree provides students with more engineering courses than other similar associate programs, providing a deeper dive into the engineering field. 

In addition, students who complete the OCC Pre-Engineering AAS degree will also be qualified to work as an engineering technician in the electrical, mechanical, computer or industrial industries. 

Benefits of Pre-Engineering Degree at OCC

  • Earn nearly half of the required credits needed for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.
  • Complete more engineering courses than in a standard engineering associate degree program.
  • Gain deeper insight into the engineering field.
  • Qualify to work as an engineering technician after completing our program. 
Are you interested in working for the US Government or Department of Defense? 

The Metro-Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute and University of Detroit Mercy are partnering to offer a scholarship and internship opportunity to OCC students enrolled in Pre-Engineering. APPLY before Dec. 16th by contacting Ken Sigler in the CIS Department.

Did you know?Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology. *Bureau of Labor Statistics



This program is offered on the Auburn Hills campus.

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements - there is an open admissions policy and placement tests and new student orientation are required in most cases. Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study.