EvCC introduces evening engineering program

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Jul 18, 2012

Everett Community College is introducing an evening engineering transfer degree program starting this fall, the first at a north Puget Sound community college.

Fall classes start Sept. 24 and include Introduction to Design, Preparation for Chemistry and Calculus 1. To get started for fall quarter at EvCC, visit www.everettcc.edu/getstarted.

“With the new evening sequence, we are helping to address our state’s serious shortage of engineers,” EvCC engineering instructor Eric Davishahl said.

“By offering evening classes, we’re adding capacity in our program and serving those who work during the day.”

In Washington, the number of students graduating with engineering, software engineering and architecture baccalaureate and graduate degrees is about half the number needed to fill jobs in those areas, according to the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2011 Regional Needs Analysis Report.

To help meet the demand, EvCC will add 10 evening classes in the engineering transfer degree program in 2012-13, seven new classes in 2013-14 and five new classes in 2014-15. Evening classes generally start at 4 p.m.

By taking approximately 10 credits per quarter in the evenings, students will be able to complete an engineering transfer associate of sciences degree in three years.

This degree includes the math, science and engineering prerequisites for most engineering bachelor’s of science programs in the state.

“This degree is an efficient and attractive pathway for students who want to transfer to Washington’s baccalaureate engineering programs but who also want the small classes, learner-centered instruction and affordability that are characteristic of Everett Community College,” Davishahl said.

EvCC is also hiring a third full-time, tenure-track engineering instructor for fall quarter.

Also starting this fall, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University on EvCC’s campus through the University Center of North Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.uceverett.org

To get started for fall quarter at EvCC, visit www.everettcc.edu/getstarted for details about applying and registering for classes.

For more information about EvCC’s engineering program, contact instructor Eric Davishahl at 425-388-9246 or edavishahl@everettcc.edu.

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