Associate Degree in Engineering Science

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Program Description

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to take the time to provide some information about our programs.  All our summer classes will be offered online or in a hybrid format to keep with social distancing requirements.  Also, Parkland has developed alternative options, should international travel and the US visa process be impacted. New students will have the option to take online courses during our summer and fall terms from their home country at our reduced international online rate. Online college-level credits transfer to most US institutions in the same manner as face-to-face credits.

Should you be unable to obtain an F1 visa appointment/interview and choose to take online courses your next steps are below:

  • Complete the online application here
  • Complete necessary assessment tests (remotely)
  • Meet with an academic advisor to select courses (remotely)

We are here to help you through this process. Please email internationaladmissions@parkland.edu with any questions or concerns.

Build a solid foundation for your engineering career at Parkland College and transfer to a four-year institution to finish your degree. Save money and enjoy smaller class sizes!

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries.

The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students who are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.

Why Choose Parkland College

  • Small class sizes and a personalized education
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­English speakers
  • Complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­year university
  • In the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university
  • Around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities
  • A diverse international student population, more than 300 international students
  • Faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism
  • Stand out!

If you are someone who likes "hands-­on" training and would like to enter the workforce quickly, Engineering Science and Technologies has a program for you. Earn a certificate or an associate's degree while you gain the experience you need to get the job you want. After Parkland, you may choose to continue schooling; our associate degree programs allows you to transfer credits to major universities in Illinois and complete a bachelor's degree.

All of our programs feature hands­-on components and include on-­the-­job training.

Engineering concentrations include:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Engineering Science degree prior to transferring to a four­year institution in engineering.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certif ... Read More

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of­-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. Read less