Academics

Engineering

Itasca Community College features the most comprehensive two-year engineering program in the state. This nationally recognized program provides the first full two years of engineering coursework in an engaging, project-based learning environment. Students completing the program graduate with an A.S. Degree in Engineering and are prepared for a seamless transfer to their chosen university.

Programs & Degrees

Itasca Community College offers two full years of engineering classes complemented with liberal arts courses for a comprehensive education. The advantages to Itasca's engineering program are:

  • Project-based learning integrated with local and regional industry
  • Seamless transfer to four-year universities, some who designate scholarships specifically for ICC Engineering students
  • Small class sizes, and individual attention from instructors
  • An Engineering Center with state of the art labs and housing for up to 36 engineering students
  • An active engineering club and Society of Women Engineers student chapter

Degree Plan

Students will take a minimum of 31 semester credits in general education, 15 credits of required engineering coursework and a minimum of 14 elective credits from a list of additional engineering, science and math courses.

Course selections will vary depending on the student's engineering major goals and the institution where he or she wishes to transfer.

Students work closely with instructors and a counselor to ensure completion of the 60-credit Associate of Science Degree and a smooth transition to a four-year university.



Frequently Asked Questions?

To enroll as an engineering student at ICC, prospective students should complete the ICC enrollment application.

You do not need to be accepted separately into the engineering program. However, when completing the ICC application, we recommend making the selections listed below. Making these selections will ensure that we have you listed as an engineering student and are sending you the correct information throughout the enrollment process:

1. Click the "Add a major program" link midway through the ICC application.
2. When asked to choose an area of study, choose: "Engineering"
3. When asked to choose a degree choose: "A.S. (Associate of Science)
in Engineering"

ICC Foundation Scholarships

We encourage all engineering students to apply for the ICC Foundation Scholarships. The application will be posted on the main page of ICC's website on February 1, 2019.

Deadline: March 4, 2019


Blandin Educational Grant
Students that graduated from one of the following schools (Grand Rapids, Greenway, Deer River, Hill City, Northland-Remer, Bigfork, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig, Northern Lights-Warba, Blackduck, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Northome, and home school graduates who lived in the schoool district of one the highschools listed at the time of graduation) may apply for the Blandin Educational Grant. The application opens on October 1st, 2018.

Blandin Education Grant

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019


FIRST Robotics Scholarship
In support of the FIRST mission, Itasca Community College and Iron Range Engineering are collaboratively offering two, 1000.00 merit-based scholarships, to high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST team during their high school career.

The scholarship may to utilized for undergraduate coursework in the Itasca Community College Engineering Program (A.S. in Engineering Degree) at either the Itasca or Iron Range engineering Campuses.
Please use the following link to view the scholarship description, eligibility requirements, and application details.

2019 Application Coming Soon!

Deadline: April 15, 2019


Questions? Contact Kim Damiani, 218-322-2370 or kimberly.damiani@itascacc.edu

ICC Engineering works with many area industry connections and receives summer internship postings from many of these industries, both in the local area and outer lying areas.

When applicable, faculty may recommend a student for a particular position depending on the needs of the industry and the skills and interests of the student.

Typical Companies: Mercury, Polaris, Marvin Windows, UPI, Kestral, Cirrus, Itasca County, Barr Engineering (usually 4-6 per year at Barr), SEH

Students interested in pursuing a summer internship should let instructors and program coordinators know of their internship interests and goals. This will help faculty to better assist in looking for opportunities.

Yes. Your ICC credits will transfer to a variety of other institutions.

Engineering is a very specific degree where requirements can be different depending on the institution you are transferring to, and the discipline of engineering you are pursuing (mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, etc).

ICC does two specific things to help ensure the highest rate of transfer into your specific engineering major:

1. ICC engineering program coordinators and advisors meet on a yearly basis with our transfer institutions to review curriculum transfer and specific courses.

2. ICC engineering students are assigned to a specific advisor, who specializes in engineering curriculum transfer. Engineering students are required to meet one-on-one with the engineering advisor to register for each upcoming semester. This helps to ensure that students are picking the right courses at the right times for a smooth transfer.

Questions?

If you have specific questions regarding engineering degree transfer, please email Amie Furlong at: amie.furlong@itascacc.edu

  • ICC Engineering graduates are transferring and receiving degrees from many ABET accredited institutions.

  • Because ICC follows ABET criteria in our coursework, ICC credits are evaluated and accepted by many 4-year institutions such as UND, UMD, NDSU, Michigan Tech, and U of M, and others

  • The accrediting agency does not accredit 2-year institutions, so ICC is not individually ABET accredited.

The median annual wage for architecture and engineering occupations is approximately 77,900. Employment in these careers is expected to grow 3% from 2014 until 2024.

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016)

ICC Engineering Alumni are a great resource for prospective students.

Check out our alumni testimonial page by clicking the button below.

Alumni Testimonials

ICC ENGINEERING STUDENTS CAN EXPECT...

REAL-WORLD PROJECTS

REAL-WORLD PROJECTS

Through ICC's Engineering Design Sequence students work with stakeholders on campus and in the community to solve real-world problems. Students and instructors work collaboratively, utilizing creativity and scientific knowledge, resulting in custom solutions to a variety of problems.

Past Projects: Campus disc-golf course, STEM Showcase activities, Batting cage redesign, Outdoor ice rink design, Classroom space utilization study, Room schedule display device, Invasive aquatic species prevention and removal, Campus lighting upgrade, Ladder fall cages for OSHA compliance, Elementary Service Learning Projects, and more.

Active Learning

ACTIVE LEARNING

Students in the engineering program participate in a variety of project-based and problem-based learning experiences. Professional project management and teamwork skills are developed and practiced throughout the program. These experiences best prepare students for their transferring institutions and experiences in industry.

Past Projects: Trebuchet design and fabrication, RC Cars, Custom-made backpacks, Rapid prototyping, Digital sensor design, Stress-strain testing, Scientific lab design, implementation and data analysis and much more.

LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY

SUPPORTIVE LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY

Students at Itasca have the opportunity to live and learn in the same environment with other engineering students. With 24-hour access to Wenger Hall Engineering Center, students work on projects, recreate, study, and relax together on a regular basis. Student activities are a critical part of the living-learning community and allow student to build a network of friends and future colleagues.

Engineering Community Activities: Engineering design projects, Engineering basketball league, Canoeing/camping/hiking trips, PI (3.14 mile) run/walk pie social, Transfer University visits, Engineering industry tours, Giants Ridge ski/snowboard trip, SWE (Society of Women Engineers) activities, Engineering Club activities, BBQs and student dinners, and more.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ICC Engineering students will learn to become high quality college students and successful professionals through the Engineering Design Sequence. Students will develop time-management, teamwork, and communication skills. They will begin to navigate their career pathway including an emphasis on the ethical responsibility and obligation as an engineer. Students will enhance their professional expertise by developing resumes, cover letter, and interviewing skills through a series of seminars, activities and feedback from industry professionals.

Key Professional Development Events: Ethics Conference & Formal Dinner, Mock Interviews with industry professionals, Career Fair Visits.

QUALITY LAB RESOURCES

QUALITY LAB RESOURCES

The Fabrication Labs are located in Wenger and Davies Halls. These labs support high-tech wood and metal working equipment for prototyping and finished project needs. Lab management and student work study positions help to foster safety and successful project completion in the labs.

Lab Equipment: 3D rapid prototyping machines, Laser cutter & etching machine, Vinyl cutter, 3D scanner, Sewing machines, CNC machines, Wood-working equipment, Metal-working equipment, Welding and plasma cutter equipment.

Additional Information

Where do ICC Engineering graduates transfer?

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
IRON RANGE ENGINEERING
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, PLATTEVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, STOUT

While ICC maintains articulation agreements with the universities listed above, students also transfer to many other institutions across the US with positive results.

For More Information Contact:

Outreach Coordinator
Kim Damiani

Program Coordinator
Crystal Smith

Program Coordinator
Derek Fox

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