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.
As an Engineering Fundamentals (EF) student, you'll study basic engineering principles, math, physics, chemistry, and other technical skills. 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. AAS in EF prepares you for automation, quality, and production positions in industries like defense, aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, healthcare, manufacturing, and mining. Potential employers include NASA, Festo, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, GE, GM, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Texas Instruments, Boeing, IBM, Tesla, and many others.
- Engineering Technician - average salary, $44,7841
- Testing Technician - average salary, $39,9921
- Integration Technician - average salary, $34,4701
- Automation Technician - average salary, $34,4701
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-Ops and Internships
An internship is an essential first step to launching your career. Our reputation helps to open doors, plus our career services office provides guidance on how to write a resume to career-related events and much more.
Home to more than 1,000 tech startups, is now ranked amongst the top 10 cities for tech jobs. Tech sector jobs in D.C. grew by 50% in the last decade. Within an hour of the campus, you can attend conferences, summits, workshops, and trade shows; you can interview for summer internships; and you can visit trade groups, think tanks, and organizations.
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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 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:
- There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
- Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
- Partnership rate $360 per credit, plus fees
- The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500
For 2023-2024 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.