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Continue on to a 4-year school on the Auraria Engineering Pathway!
Within your first semester, you’ll take classes that will prepare you to become a civil, electrical, or mechanical engineer, such as computer-aided drafting (CAD) and robotics design. The Auraria Engineering Pathway starts with college algebra, allowing for a seamless transition from high school math.
The three institutions on the Auraria Campus have developed the seamless Auraria Engineering Pathway, allowing you to earn an Associate of Science degree at CCD and then have guaranteed acceptance into engineering programs at either the University of Colorado, Denver, or the Metropolitan State University of Denver. By starting at CCD, you’ll benefit from our lower tuition rates, smaller class sizes, and robust tutoring & support programs.
We have closely aligned CCD’s coursework within the three engineering degrees to help you take time to learn about each pathway before making final degree and career decisions.
Civil engineering centers around the development of infrastructure such as buildings, railways, roads, bridges, and general construction project management. Civil Engineers also play an important role in rebuilding projects in the event of a natural disaster. This is a very broad engineering degree.
Electrical engineering involves the study of energy in various forms, from the traditional electrical grid to natural sources such as wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy. Electrical Engineers design components for electronic equipment, communications
systems, power grids, automobiles, and more.
Mechanical engineering involves the design of mechanical systems. These systems assist industries such as manufacturing, aeronautics, nanotechnology, nuclear power production, and heating & cooling. A primary focus is on thermodynamics, materials science, and kinematics.
Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Zone.
CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. Most of the courses in this program have an online option available.
Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.
Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu
This program is eligible for federal financial aid.
Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.
In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.
Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.
The three institutions on the Auraria Campus have developed the seamless Auraria Engineering Pathway, allowing you to earn an Associate of Science degree at CCD and then have guaranteed acceptance into the engineering program at either the University of Colorado, Denver or Metropolitan State University of Denver. By starting at CCD, you’ll benefit from our lower tuition rates, smaller class sizes and robust tutoring and support programs.
We have closely aligned CCD’s coursework within the three engineering degrees to help you take time to learn about each pathway before making a final degree and career decisions.