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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorMichael Brinegar
Associate Professor of Mathematics
850.769.1551, ext 2857

AdvisorHadley Pridgen
Associate Professor of Mathematics
850.769.1551, ext 3345

AdvisorSharon Hudson
850.769.1551, ext 3354

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Engineering, AA

Are You Creative? Do You Like Solving Practical Problems? Do You Want to Make a Difference in the World Around You? 

Then a career in Engineering may be right for you.

This transfer track prepares you for a four-year university's engineering school. Engineering is a limited access program at most universities, and specific areas within each may also have their own requirements. For example, the University of Florida requires a 2.5 GPA in the AA degree but could require a 2.8 GPA in calculus and physics courses (first attempts only) to major in electrical engineering. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university they plan to attend.

Men looking over blueprints

Engineering Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus I & II
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Math Courses
Physics Courses
Chemistry Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with an Engineering AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Environmental Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists
Electronic Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Microsystems Engineers

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Florida State University
University of West Florida
University of Florida

Engineering Equipment


Aeroplanes are not designed by science, but by art in spite of some pretense and humbug to the contrary. I do not mean to suggest that engineering can do without science, on the contrary, it stands on scientific foundations, but there is a big gap between scientific research and the engineering product which has to be bridged by the art of the engineer. –  British Engineer to the Royal Aeronautical Society, 1922

Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


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