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.
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:
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.
Through ICC's Design Sequence students work with campus and community stakeholders 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.
Students in the engineering program participate in a variety of high quality 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.
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 students 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.
Students learn to become high quality college students and 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
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.
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 strong partnerships and transfer agreements with the universities listed above, students also transfer to many other institutions across the US with positive results.
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