Prepare for a Future in Engineering with a Strong Foundation to Transfer On

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Program Overview

Are you intrigued by the prospect of shaping the future through engineering? College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Engineering program is designed to set you on a path toward achieving your ambitions. This pre-engineering program focuses on laying a solid foundation in mathematics, natural sciences, physics, engineering sciences, and English, preparing you for transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate engineering degree.

Whether your interest lies in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering, our program equips you with the essential knowledge and skills needed in these diverse fields. By completing an Associate of Engineering degree in Engineering, you will be well-prepared to meet the challenges of advanced studies and to excel in a variety of engineering disciplines.

Applications for the Center for Advanced Engineering Scholarship (CAES) are now being accepted for Fall 2024 through April 30

Degree or Certificate Type

Associate of Engineering

Time to Complete

2 years

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Learning Opportunities

  • University-Ready Coursework: Undertake courses essential for acceptance into university engineering programs, demonstrating your preparedness for advanced studies.
  • Internship Opportunities: Gain hands-on experience in your chosen field, applying theoretical knowledge in practical settings.
  • Small Class Sizes: Benefit from greater interaction with instructors, allowing for more personalized and effective learning.
  • Diverse Engineering Pathways: Explore various engineering disciplines to find your passion and tailor your academic journey accordingly.
  • Transfer Guidance: Receive assistance in aligning your coursework with the requirements of your intended transfer institution.

Area of Study

Degrees & Certificates

Engineering – Associate of Engineering Degree

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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


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  • Architectural and Engineering Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.


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  • Engineers, All Other

    All engineers not listed separately.


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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


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