Yes, Virginia! There is an engineering program at Prince George's Community College. The engineering program has been active at PGCC for five decades (as old as the school itself) providing students with transferable engineering course work that covers the first two years of any standard four-year university engineering program.
Beyond that the engineering program at PGCC is designed to give a thorough engineering education for the freshman and sophomore years of a University-bound student at a fraction of the cost. Our philosophy is to train a well-rounded engineer who is versatile in engineering and any other field he or she may wish to pursue. Come join us!
Prince George's Community College is an active member of the Partnership for Reduced Dimensional Materials (PRDM) through the NSF's Parnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). Along with Howard University, Cornell University, and Gallaudet University we support the training of scientists and engineers in materials research. This PREM builds on the work done in the previous PREM, but improves and enlarges it original goals.
Prince George's Community College is an active member of the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM) Partnership through the NSF's Science and Technology Center Program grant to Harvard Universiy. Along with Howard University, Harvard University, MIT, and others we support the training of scientists and engineers in quantum materials research.
Prince George's Community College was a member of a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) from 2006 until 2011 with Howard University and Johns Hopkins University (JHU). We support the training of scientists and engineers in materials research. Many of our PGCC's students published papers on material research.
Engineering programs are different from engineering technology programs. Both of these programs are offered at PGCC. This web site is for the engineering program. The engineering technology department is at the following link: http://academic.pgcc.edu/ent/
If you are unsure of which program you wish to pursue you should seek advisement from either the engineering program or the engineering technology department. A brief incomplete description is given in the following paragraphs which should in no way be a substitute for advisement.
Engineering programs delve more into the scientific concepts and usually are more theoretical than engineering technology programs. Engineering programs emphasize design where engineering technology programs emphasize production design and work. Engineering technology degrees usually are two-year degrees however four-year degrees exist, though are not common, that are very similar to engineering degrees. In general engineering programs are more challenging in regards to mathematics and sciences in the first two years.
Pursuing an engineering degree follows the same path as traditional Bachelor of Science degrees (and Master's and PhD). A person in the engineering program at PGCC is expected to complete their final two years at another school. The program is flexible enough that it is usually very easy to switch majors to other programs in your final two years.