Learn Engineering at EICC


Photo of students in classroomStudents looking toward a career in Engineering need look no further than Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to begin their education.

Engineering students typically complete the first two years of their Bachelor’s Degree, enrolling in the required general education classes for the degree as well as having the opportunity to enroll in a number of Engineering-related classes.

The great part of it is that, through a new Flexclass program, classes are available at all three of our Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. In the program, classes are delivered at one of the colleges while simultaneously broadcast to the other two. Students can attend at any one of the sites, fully participating in the lecture and discussions.

The Engineering classes include:

Engineering I - Focuses on solving engineering problems while gaining an understanding of the engineering field and fundamental engineering topics. Engineering perspective and thinking will be gained while applying the problem solving process which involves analysis, documentation, and presentation of technical material. Problems will be solved using computer tools and as a team.

Statics - Focuses on the fundamental concepts of mechanics including vectors, forces, moments, free body diagrams, equilibrium of a particle, equilibrium of rigid bodies, and equivalent systems. Structural analysis, internal forces, centers of gravity, centroids, moments of inertia, and friction are also covered. Concepts are applied to structural and machine elements such as bars, trusses, frames, and composite mechanisms.

Dynamics - Focuses on particle and rigid body motion. Kinematics, kinetics, work-energy, and impulse-momentum principles are covered for particles and rigid bodies in one-dimension and two-dimensions. Three-dimensional rigid body kinematics and kinetics are introduced.

Introduction to Electrical Science - Covers electrical circuit analysis with the goal of developing electrical engineering fundamentals for any engineering discipline. This course consists of a lecture and laboratory session. The primary focus is basic circuit theory, circuit modeling, analytical methods, first-order circuits, basic second-order circuits, and steady state AC circuit analysis. Practical laboratory and engineering skills will be achieved through building various electric circuits and taking electrical measurements.

Thermodynamics - Focuses on the definitions, concepts, and laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties are defined that describe the behavior and state of systems. The first and second laws of thermodynamics are applied to control masses and control volumes. Analysis is applied to a variety of standard thermodynamic cycles. Analysis techniques are developed to systematically solve engineering problems involving thermodynamic systems and processes. Specific topics include work, heat, energy, ideal gases, the Carnot cycle, efficiency, entropy, exergy, vapor power cycles, gas power cycles, and refrigeration cycles.

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies - Provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with application to engineering. The primary focus is stress and strain in structural elements resulting from axial, torsional, flexural, and combined loading. Other major concepts include mechanical material properties used to relate stress and strain in common machine elements, beam stresses and deflections, column buckling, and an introduction to energy methods.

For more information about our classes or to get started toward your Engineering degree, just give us a call at 1-888-336-3907.