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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals

Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Fundamentals, launch a rewarding career.

Take the next step towards a rewarding career by gaining the fundamental skills and knowledge needed in the engineering profession. Capitol's associate degree program (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals will provide you with practical design experience, utilizing models and simulations. You'll also graduate with a solid foundation in math and physics.

With an AAS in Engineering Fundamentals, you can move ahead to a bachelor's degree in engineering or begin working in the field right away. Our program doesn't just teach you essential concepts; it gives you hands-on practice in real-time situations. We'll train you to become a skilled, knowledgeable, and versatile engineer who can make a strong contribution to any project.

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find interships and high-paying jobs.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals.

A field like computer engineering technology is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.

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Our motto, 'find a way or make one' delivers job ready skills.

Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like: League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club, help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.

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Support for you

Whatever type of resource you need - a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability - we have facilities and personnel ready to help.


Key Faculty

Nayef Abu Ageel

Nayef Abu-Ageel

Dean of Academics and Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department

Dr. Nayef Abu-Ageel is the Dean of Academics and Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Capitol Technology University. Dr. Abu-Ageel has over fifteen years of academic and industrial experience in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. His MS and BS in Electrical Engineering are from Yarmouk University and Jordan University of Science & Technology respectively.

Dr. Chandra Bajracharya

Dr. Chandra Bajracharya

Dr. Chandra Bajracharya earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University in 2014. Prior to that, she earned a Master’s Degree in Power Systems Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. An experienced instructor, she has taught both in Nepal and the United States.

Garima Bajwa, PhD

Garima Bajwa, PhD

Dr. Garima Bajwa holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas (UNT), in addition to her undergraduate degree from the Mody Institute of Technology and Science.

Dr. Soheil Hosseini

Dr. Soheil Hosseini

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Soheil Hosseini holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo and has also accumulated extensive experience in the private sector. While a graduate student, he developed a new machine learning algorithm to forecast short-term electricity load using the data from a North American electric utility, potentially leading to millions of dollars in savings due to better prediction accuracy.

Top Employers of Capitol Technology University's Graduates

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Career Opportunities


The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more

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Market Demand Engineering

  • 82 percent of our students had a job offer within 90 days after commencement.
  • The average salary for engineering is is between $60,000 and $170,000 per year.



The associate of applied science in engineering fundamentals degree is a total of 62 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application 
  • Full-time tuition is $12,662 per semester, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
  • For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility, click here

For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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