Engineering - Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate in Engineering covers the essential course work for the first year of study in any engineering field. Engineers take scientific discoveries and apply them to everyday life. Students interested in designing useful things using math and science should consider this program. The required program course, Study and Careers in Engineering, outlines the many career options students can pursue within the industry. Graduates will have the math and science foundation needed to pursue advanced engineering studies. The certificate program can also benefit those already working in engineering who need supplementary education to advance their careers. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution should contact their faculty advisor and the school they will be attending to make sure they are taking the right courses.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Design products and structures
Use their inventions to help everyday people
Apply math and science to solve problems
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 1.2 Years
Credits: 30*
Graduation Retention Rate: 69%*

Possible Careers

Mechanical engineer
Civil engineer
Electrical engineer
Environmental engineer
Materials engineer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Specific Course

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dana Sherman
Physical Sciences Department Chair


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