2+2 Programs

Matriculate as Transfer Student with AAS degree from Community or Technical College

Each of the programs offered by the Department of Engineering Technology can be accessed as the second half of a "2+2" arrangement.  That is, students may complete the first two years of the program by completing an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a related field at a community or technical college. Upon completion of the AAS, a student then matriculates to UNC Charlotte to complete the Junior and Senior years of study.  See detailed description below.

AAS Transfer Program Structure

All transfer students with an approved AAS degree are given a block of transfer credit equivalent to the Freshman and Sophomore years when proof of the AAS degree is presented. Transfer deficiencies, if applicable, are identified courses which are required for entrance into the program. Common deficiencies are in the areas of math, physics and computer programming. Students are allowed to enter the program with as many as three course deficiencies. However, the student is responsible for correcting these deficiencies by taking the appropriate coursework at either UNC Charlotte or at a community or technical college. Courses taken at UNC Charlotte to remediate deficiencies cannot be used towards the upper-division credit requirements of the program.

Table 1 is a list of courses required for entrance into the Engineering Technology programs at UNC Charlotte. Required transfer credits are listed in both quarter hours and semester hours. Semester Credit Hours

English Composition, Technical Writing and/or Public speaking

Algebra and Trigonometry 6
Differential and Integral Calculus


General Physics (with Laboratory) 4
Physics or Chemistry (with Laboratory) or Geology (for Civil ET) 4
Social Science 3
Technical Courses in Major Area as listed below Balance of Credits
Maximum Transfer Credit from 2-year college is 64 semester hours or 96 quarter hours 64

*The technical course prerequisites of major work must include courses covering the subjects in the areas shown below.


  • CAD (Computer Aided Drafting)
  • Surveying
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Construction or Engineering Materials (with a lab)
  • Construction Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics or Hydraulics or Environmental Technology


  • D.C. Circuits (with lab)
  • A.C. Circuits (with lab)
  • Circuit Simulation
  • Digital Circuits (with lab)
  • Electronic Devices (with lab)
  • Power Systems and Machinery
  • Microprocessors
  • Instrumentation or PLCs (with lab)
  • C Programming 


  • Drafting / CAD (Computer Aided Drafting)
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Statics
  • Engineering Materials or Metallurgy
  • Kinematics or Mechanisms
  • Basic Electrical Circuits
  • Programming (using a higher level language)
  • Machine Shop Practices 

Fire Safety

  • Introduction to fire protection
  • Fire prevention and public education
  • Fire detection and fire investigation
  • Building construction
  • Inspections and codes
  • Sprinklers and automatic alarms
  • Fire protection law
  • Fire Fighting Strategies
  • Chemistry of hazardous materials
  • Hydraulics and water distribution
  • Managing fire services

Construction Management

Prerequisites for AAS degree holders transferring into the Construction Management Program include: Semester Credit Hours

English Composition and/or Technical Writing 


Algebra and Trigonometry


Calculus and Statistics


Analytical Physical or Environment Science with Laboratory


Macro Economics       


Construction Methods


Construction Materials




Strength of Materials


Construction Surveying


Computer Aided Drafting


Environmental Technology or Hydraulics or Hydrology


Engineering Technology Computing Applications


Technical Courses in Major Area as listed below

Balance of credits

Maximum Transfer Credit from two-year college is 64 semester hours or 96 quarter hours


Each Engineering Technology or Construction Management program requires between 124 and 128 credit hours for the B.S.E.T. or B.S.C.M. degree. See the respective program information for each program. University rules stipulate that the last 30 credits of any program be completed at UNC Charlotte.