Bioengineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering
Chemical engineers are in the forefront of efforts to make planet Earth a cleaner and healthier place to live, from finding better ways to clean up toxic spills to developing sustainable biofuels. Chemical engineers are in great demand in many industries including: pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, energy, and all sorts of manufacturing. State environmental health and safety agencies also employ many chemical engineers.

Bioengineering is one of the fastest-growing disciplines. Bioengineers are focused on advancing human health and promoting environmental sustainability. Bioengineers apply quantitative solutions to solve diverse multidisciplinary problems.

It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer.

BioEngineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering (AST2)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AST degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.
Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

Please visit the Major Related Programs section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course: 5 quarter credits chosen with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend.
3. Physics
15 cr.
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining quarter credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation standards, as approved by the Engineering faculty advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
Calculus I, II, III - 15 credits
Differential Equations - 5 credits
3. Physics
 
Engineering Physics 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15 to 18 credits
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
General Chemistry 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15-18 credits
Organic Chemistry 1 + lab - 4-6 credits
Organic Chemistry 2 + lab OR
Biology for Science Majors + lab
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
Minimum 15 quarter credits:
Minimum 5 credits in Humanities, minimum 5 credits in Social Science, plus an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
14-15 cr.
Engineering (14-15 credits)
Select 3 electives as appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.
  • Computer Programming- 4-5 credits

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus IV (Advanced or Multi-variable Calculus)

  • Technical Writing

  • Electrical Circuits

  • Statics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Chemical Process, Principles and Calculations

  • Biology for Science Majors I + labs

  • Biology for Science Majors II + labs

  • Organic Chemistry II + labs
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
and CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
or BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
A course in Economics is recommended (ECON&201 or 202).

PHIL&106 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV Required
5 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Mathematics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment of completion in MATH&254 when taking MATH221.

MATH103 and MATH111 are required prerequisites for MATH&151 that may be needed if calculus placement is not met via COMPASS.
3. Physics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment in PHYS094, 095, and 096.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER's/GUR's) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Total Required Credits: 90-103
General Education Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a Riemann sum in applied problems.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus, and communicate the results.
  • Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to analyze technological or scientific problems.
  • Acquire scientific and technological information from appropriate sources to examine issues, claims or situations.
  • Apply scientific and technological knowledge and methodologies to creatively solve technological or scientific problems.
  • Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.