About Our Program
Our Pre-Engineering program trains students looking to become certified engineers and prepares them for successful transfer to a four-year program at any Washington university. Thanks to our partnership with Washington State University Tri-Cities, you’ll also enjoy guaranteed acceptance to their school of engineering to complete your bachelor’s degree — no additional transfer applications are needed!
The program lets you specialize in one of three engineering disciplines: mechanical, civil and electrical. It includes engineering or science-related job experience that you can apply as work credit toward your Heritage AA degree. This real-world experience lets you build industry connections that can enhance your opportunities for employment after graduation.
Our Pre-Engineering program uses curriculum that has been co-developed by top professors and staff at both Heritage University and Washington State University (WSU). Students get as much math as if they were pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry or mathematics, giving them tremendous credentials for a variety of programs later. You’ll be well-prepared to take the Engineer-in-Training exam prior to graduating at WSU.
WSU’s engineering disciplines are widely recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); thus, any student who attends and graduates from both schools will be well-positioned to gain employment with large companies that require degrees from ABET-accredited institution.