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Liberal Arts - Engineering/STEM Transfer Pathway Overview

Turn your critical thinking and technical knowledge into a high-demand career with CVTC's Liberal Arts – Pre-Engineering Pathway. Our affordable general education credits and industry-backed, career-focused courses will help you prepare for an Engineering program at a four-year college.

CVTC's starts you with two years of affordable, guaranteed transferable credits for a fraction of the cost of a four-year school. We'll help you complete all your general courses while developing your career skills with intensive math and science courses to make sure you are ready for your next step.

Then, take advantage of CVTC's full transfer agreements with many statewide four-year colleges, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, UW-Madison, and many more, to earn your full bachelor's degree! Learn why CVTC is the foundation for your future.

So, Why Should I Start Here, and Go There?

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Save Money

CVTC’s Liberal Arts program has a lower cost per credit than many other regional universities and colleges.

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Small Class Sizes

CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.

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Transfer to a University

Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.

Just the Facts

Liberal Arts - Engineering/STEM Transfer Pathway
60 Credit Associate Degree

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Program Location //
Eau Claire, Menomonie, and River Falls

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Start Dates //
August, January, and June in Eau Claire
August and January in Menomonie and River Falls

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Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

3,052

Term 2

$

3,052

Term 3

$

3,052

Term 4

$

3,052

Books

$

2,300

Estimated Total:  $14,508

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Liberal Arts - Engineering/STEM Transfer Pathway program.

Solid Modeling I
This course introduces the student to the concepts and commands required to develop 3-D solid models using SolidWorks software. Students will learn to constrain models and develop parametric models. Students will also produce 2-D working drawings from the models. Topics will also include dimensioning, orthographic views, and section views.

CAD Basic
Basic computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) uses two-dimensional AutoCAD software and commands to create entities, edit, store, and print CAD drawings. Topics include entity creation of arcs, circles, lines, coordinates, editing functions, scaling, making templates, text detailing, layers and line types, viewpoints, model space layout and paper space practices, dimensioning styles, calculation strategies, blocks, groups, libraries, attributes, bills of materials, and plotting to scale. A final project permits the student to apply technical skills to a detailed mechanical design drawing. All assignments are documented within an AutoCAD portfolio.

Engineering Economy
This course will enable students to apply the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis. Interest factors are used to perform equivalency calculations on estimated cash flows that account for the time value of money. Students will apply engineering economic analysis to evaluate a single project or to select from multiple alternatives. Students will learn how to create a cash flow diagram, calculate present, future, and annual worth, determine return on investment, calculate a break-even point, determine the payback period, analyze cost and benefit of public sector projects, and estimate costs.

Liberal Arts Transfer Pathways

Interested in college but unsure what you want to major in? Start here. Go there! CVTC’s Liberal Arts Transfer Program offers a general Liberal Arts pathway or four specialized pathways to get you going on your educational journey. Choose from Education, Health, STEM/Engineering, or Business.

Liberal Arts Transfer Program

If you're unsure where to start, start with the generals! English Composition, College Algebra, General Psychology, and many more gen ed courses are offered through this program. It's the perfect starting point as you decide on your career path. // Explore the Liberal Arts Transfer Program

Business Transfer Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

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Education Transfer Pathway  

Along with your general courses, you will also take Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more, preparing you for success at your next step.

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Engineering/STEM Transfer Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will Solid Modeling I, CAD Basic, and Engineering Economy, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

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Health Transfer Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Digital Literacy – Health Care, and more, preparing you for your next step.

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EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Transfer Credits to Other Institutions

Did you know you can transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education? CVTC has partnership agreements with other institutions which provide an easy way to identify which credits will transfer. Other classes may transfer, but please verify with the transfer coordinator at the college or university to which you plan to transfer.

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.