Associate in Engineering Science Degree (AES)

Though this degree meets the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) for the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), it does not qualify for the compact benefits of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. Please meet with an IVCC counselor to see how this might impact your transfer.

General Education Guide Sheet

The Associate in Engineering Science degree requires completion of 64 semester hours including the general education requirements listed below with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. All requirements on this guide sheet must be met to receive the degree. To determine appropriate courses meet with a counselor. It is the student's responsibility to study carefully the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer so the choice of courses in their major field of study will apply toward fulfillment of the baccalaureate degree graduation requirement.

COMMUNICATIONS (Must complete all courses)

Credit Hours
ENG 1001English Composition I +*3
ENG 1002English Composition II +*3
SPH 1001Fundamentals of Speech +3

MATHEMATICS (Must complete all courses)

Credit Hours
MTH 2001Calculus & Analytic Geometry I *5
MTH 2002Calculus & Analytic Geometry II *4
MTH 2003Calculus & Analytic Geometry III *4


PHYSICAL SCIENCES (Must complete all courses)

Credit Hours
CHM 1006General Chemistry I *5
PHY 1001General Physics *5
PHY 2001General Physics *4
PHY 2002General Physics *4

LIFE SCIENCES  (Select one course)

Credit Hours
BIO 1000The Global Environment3
BIO 1001General Biology I4
BIO 1003Principles of Biology *4
BIO 1004Biological Diversity4


3 courses (9 semester hours) Choose from the following: 1 course from Group I; 1 course from Group II; 1 course from Group I-III.

HUMANITIES  Group I  (1 course)

Credit Hours
FEN 2002Intermediate French II *4
GEN 2000Women Through Culture and Centuries3
GEN 2002Women in Literature *3
GER 2002Intermediate German II *4
HIS 1000History of Western Civilization I3
HIS 1001History of Western Civilization II3
HIS 1006African American History3
LIT 2000Survey of American Lit I *3
LIT 2001Major English Writers I *3
LIT 2005Children's Literature3
LIT 2010Survey of American Literature II *3
LIT 2011Major English Writers II *3
LIT 2013Fiction *3
LIT 2021Intro To Shakespeare I *3
PHL 1001Introduction To Philosophy3
PHL 1002Ethics3
PHL 1003Philosophy of Religion3
PHL 1005Logic3
PHL 1013Comparative Religions3
SPN 2002Intermediate Spanish II *4

FINE ARTS Group II  (1 course)

Credit Hours
ART 1000Art Survey3
ART 1010Art Survey II3
FLM 2009The Art of The Film3
MUS 1000Music Appreciation3
THE 2002Introduction To Theatre3


Credit Hours
FLM 2010Film, Art & Literature3
GEN 2001Women in Ancient Cultures *3


3 courses (9 semester hours) must be selected from at least two disciplines.

Credit Hours
ANT 1000Introduction To Anthropology3
ANT 1002Cultural Anthropology3
ECN 2002Principles of Microeconomics3
ECN 2003Principles of Macroeconomics *3
ECN 2005Global Economic Geography3
GEG 1003Cultural Geography3
GEG 1004World Regional Geography3
HIS 2000United States History To 18653
HIS 2001United States History From 18653
HIS 2006History of Middle Eastern Civilization3
HIS 2007History & Civilization of China3
HIS 2008Modern Africa3
PSI 1000American National Government3
PSI 1002State and Local Government3
PSI 2000International Relations3
PSY 1000General Psychology3
PSY 2001Child Growth and Development *3
PSY 2004Social Psychology *3
SOC 1000Introduction To Sociology3
SOC 1002Marriage and Family3
SOC 2001Social Problems3

ELECTIVES: TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED 64 Associate in Engineering Science 

*   See college catalog for prerequisites.
**  Sixty (60) semester hours must have a "0" second digit "baccalaureate-oriented." 
     Four (4) semester hours may be "2" occupationally oriented.
+   Only grade of "C" or above will count toward meeting graduation requirement.