Advising Guide

At DMACC, students can choose from two Pre-Engineering paths based on your career goals and academic progress:

Option 1 (for students interested in transferring to ISU’s College of Engineering AND prepared to take Calculus 1 their first semester)

Take 32-credit hours at DMACC that work towards completing the ISU Engineering “Basic Program” (the same required classes all first year students take in ISU’s College of Engineering) and then transfer after your first year.

32- credit Pre-Engineering Course Sequence for “Basic Program” – ALEKS 76%

Option 2 (for students who need additional foundational math courses and/or want to obtain an Associate degree before transferring to a 4-year school)

Complete 64+ credits to earn your Associate in Science degree with a Pre-Engineering concentration. You can continue your DMACC education beyond the Engineering “Basic Program” with classes that include Physics II, Engineering Graphics, and more, as well as earn a valuable degree before transferring.


For Pre-Engineering students interested in the AS degree path, your ALEKS score will help determine which courses you begin with at DMACC. See the course planning worksheets below based on ALEKS score ranges for more information on the suggested course sequence.

Please schedule a meeting to talk to your Academic Advisor to determine the best fit of courses for you!