• Commonly Asked Questions


    What is the Electrical Engineering Program?

    The Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Electrical Engineering Program prepares students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at a four-year university in the state of Maryland. Students in the Program will receive extensive training to build a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer to an electrical engineering program at a four-year university in the state of Maryland.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an Advanced Technological Education grant to Baltimore City Community College to develop an Associate of Science—Electrical Engineering Program (ASE-EE) with support from Capitol College, Morgan State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Juxtopia LLC, NASA Goddard Center, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. The grant funds will be primarily used to develop and support this new, state-of-the-art ASE-EE Program at BCCC.

    What Will I Learn?

    Students will learn to:

    • Find the derivative of a function
    • Evaluate indefinite and definite integrals
    • Differentiate and integrate multi-variable functions
    • Solve first and second order, ordinary differential equations
    • Use Newton’s Laws to analyze an object being acted upon by a system of forces
    • Solve electricity and magnetism problems
    • Use AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings
    • Use Ohms’ Law and Kirchhoff’s rule to analyze DC/AC circuits.
    • Solve problems related to digital systems and PLCs.
    • Develop and apply Fast Fourier Transforms.

    What Careers Use These Skills?

    The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area is in a great need of engineering and technology professionals. According to data found on careerinfonet.org, between 2006 and 2017, the number of people in occupations of engineering and technology is expected to grow by an average of 18% in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. This means many job opportunities for electrical engineering graduates in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.

    What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

    You can earn:

    • Associate of Science — Electrical Engineering

    What Courses Will I Take?

    Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit. The following is a list of courses.

    Course

    Credits

    Preparation for Academic Achievement

    1

    General Chemistry I

    4

    Engineering Graphics

    3

    DC Circuit Analysis

    3

    Calculus I

    4

    Fundamental of Speech Communication

    3

    General Chemistry II

    4

    Programming in C

    3

    AC Circuit Analysis

    3

    Health and Life Fitness Elective

    1

    Calculus II

    4

    English Composition

    3

    Digital Fundamentals

    3

    English Literature (200 or 205)

    3

    Health and Life Fitness Elective

    1

    Advanced Calculus

    4

    General Physics I

    5

    Macroeconomics

    3

    Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

    1

    History (101 or 151)

    3

    Differential Equations

    4

    General Physics II

    5

     

    Program Total 68