Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at
Dallas County Community College District provides a pathway to students
interested in pursuing an engineering degree at Texas A&M University.

Students admitted to the Engineering Academy are co-enrolled at Texas A&M University in the College of Engineering
and at one of the colleges of DCCCD.


 

Once accepted to the Engineering Academy, you'll enroll in math, science and core curriculum courses through the colleges of DCCCD and have the unique opportunity to enroll in Texas A&M engineering courses taught by Texas A&M faculty at El Centro College.

As part of the program, you’ll spend a minimum of one year or a maximum of two years co-enrolled at one of the colleges of DCCCD before transitioning full time to Texas A&M University in College Station to finish your bachelor’s degree in any of the following majors:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Why Should I Enroll in the Engineering Academy?

  • You'll be a Texas A&M Aggie right from the beginning of your college career, but at one of the conveniently located colleges of DCCCD.
    • Students in the Engineering Academy program enroll in one engineering course through Texas A&M each semester. These courses are taught by Texas A&M faculty at the El Centro College Center for Design. All math, science and core curriculum courses are taken through one of the colleges of DCCCD.
  • It saves you money! You can save up to $4,000 per semester, compared to taking 15 credit hours at Texas A&M — helping you graduate with less debt.
  • Engineers are in high demand. The Texas Workforce Commission projects a need for 53,000 more engineers by 2024.
  • You’ll enjoy smaller student-faculty ratios in math and science courses, which build the foundation in engineering.
  • You can also take advantage of opportunities to participate in student activities and organizations at both institutions.
  • By earning a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (CPA) at both institutions, you can get automatic admission to your first-choice engineering major at the end of your second semester.
 
 

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