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Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Community College System Collaborate on New Engineering Degree

  Associate in Engineering Science degree allows for smoother transfer from community college to Mines

  Aug. 3, 2021 (Westminster, CO) – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and Colorado School of Mines signed an agreement today to partner on a new Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree this fall that will smooth the path for transfer from community college to a four-year degree program at Mines.

  Though students from CCCS institutions are already able to transfer to Mines, the new AES degree will streamline the process and ensure that all credits will transfer. The degree will serve as a direct track from community colleges statewide to Mines, a public STEM university consistently ranked among the best in the nation for return on investment.

  “Colorado School of Mines is excited to partner with CCCS on this new degree program and pathway to Mines,” said Mines President Paul C. Johnson. “It is important to us to provide admission opportunities for students from all backgrounds, and particularly those who dream of being engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs, but may not be ready or able to enter Mines directly from high school. Many of our successful alumni fell into this category with their Mines journey. In partnership with CCCS, we can ensure that those students are ready for Mines and successful completion of one of our highly-ranked degree programs in the applied sciences, business and engineering. Giving transfer students a clear and efficient path for starting their education at a community college and finishing at Mines is a benefit to everyone – the community college, Mines, our state, and, most importantly, the student.”

  Joe Garcia, Chancellor of CCCS, said, “As the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the state, we’re always looking for ways to expand opportunities for our students, whether they choose to go directly into the workforce or pursue further education after their associates degree. For many of our students, the transfer process itself can appear overly complicated, and transfer to Colorado School of Mines completely out of reach. This system-wide partnership with Mines offers our students a straightforward pathway to an engineering degree from one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation.”

  Faculty at Mines collaborated with colleagues at CCCS to develop the two-year curriculum, which tracks as closely as possible to the rigorous core curriculum at Mines. Graduates of the AES program will have completed the core engineering requirements while in community college, maximizing earned transfer credit at Mines and creating a pathway to complete any bachelor’s degree at Mines within two to three years of completion of the associate degree.

  In addition, if a student starts the AES degree at a CCCS institution, but transfers to Mines before it is completed, Mines and CCCS are pursuing a reverse transfer mechanism that would allow transfer students to earn their AES along the way to completing their bachelor of science at Mines.

  “This type of collaboration is exactly what we have in mind as we seek to execute the goals outlined in our strategic plan for higher education,” said Dr. Angie Paccione, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. “This agreement, signed today, gets us further down the road for containing costs and creating innovative programs for our students.”

  Assisting students to pursue their highest academic goals is at the heart of the community college mission. While community colleges prioritize high-quality education and workforce training that leads directly to employment, it is increasingly common for students to begin their postsecondary education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree or higher.  CCCS has placed emphasis on partnerships and pathways such as the AES degree that make it easy for students to continue their education.

  Improving the experience for transfer students is also an important part of Mines’ strategic plans as the university approaches its 150th anniversary in 2024, said Gus Grievel, assistant dean of transfer student enrollment and articulation at Mines.  Overall, transfer students at Mines tend to have higher retention and completion rates than the student body as a whole.

  “Currently, students will sometimes transfer from a community college and find that many of the courses they’ve completed do not count toward credits they need at Mines. This degree maximizes the positive impacts for students wishing to transfer to Mines after studying at a community college,” Grievel said. “We want to be a destination place for all students wanting to pursue a rigorous STEM degree.”

  For more information, go to https://cccs.edu/associate-of-engineering-science-degree-path/

Mines Academy

  Mines Academy – coming Fall 2022!

  The Mines Academy at Red Rocks Community College is an innovative partnership between Colorado School of Mines and RRCC that provides students who are interested in pursuing a degree at Mines the opportunity to become an Oredigger while at RRCC and transfer seamlessly into Mines. Applications will be available in Spring 2022.

  Students in the Mines Academy will pursue the forthcoming Associate of Engineering Science (AES) degree. The AES degree is expected to launch Summer 2022.

  See the complete list of academic programs on the Colorado School of Mines website.

  Red Rocks Community College courses:

  Science and Mathematics – 29 credits

  MAT 201 – Calculus I (5)

  MAT 202 – Calculus II (5)

  MAT 204 – Calculus III (5)

  MAT 261 – Differential Equations (4)

  CHE 111 –  General College Chemistry I (5)

  PHY 211 –  Physics I: Calculus-Based (5)

  [Note: CHE 112 – General College Chemistry II and/or PHY 212 Physics II: Calculus-Based may also be required depending on chosen major]

  Engineering

  EGG 211 Statics, 3 credits

  EGG 212 Dynamics, 3 credits

  EGT 140 Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications Sequence (IDEA) – 3 credits

  Philosophy and Communication – 6 credits

  PHI 218 –  Environmental Ethics (3)

  AND

  ENG 131 – Technical Writing (3)

  Economics – 3 credits

  ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3) OR ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (3)

  Humanities and Social Sciences – 3 credits (select one). Note RRCC might not offer each course every semester.

  HIS 247 – Contemporary World History (3); OR

  SOC 207- Environmental Sociology (3); OR

  POS 225 – Comparative Government (3); OR

  LIT 202 – World Literature after 1600

  Other Electives – 6 credits

  Foreign Language at 100 or 200 level (excluding conversational) and/or courses at the 200 level or above in literature, history, humanities, political science or social science.  (6)

  Physical Education – 2 credits

  This requirement is waived for students with DD 214 (veterans) or students 26 years of age or older. For others, 2 credit hours of Physical Education activity will meet the Mines 4 semester requirement of Physical Education.

  Consult with an Academic Advisor regarding additional science requirements determined by individual CSM Majors.

  For more information:

  Red Rocks Community College

  Advising Center

  303.914.6255

  Fax: 303.989.6919

  advising@rrcc.edu

  Colorado School of Mines

  CSM Admissions

  303.273.3220

  Fax: 303.273.3509

  mines.edu/Undergraduate_Admissions

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