Science, Engineering and Architecture

Are you interested in Math and Science; why not consider a career in, Architecture, Engineering or the Sciences?

The most common undergraduate degree for CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies is Engineering: 20% of all CEOs. (1)

According to a recent survey 6 of the 7 highest paid undergraduate degrees were in Engineering (Computer Science was in 4th place). (2)

(1) Spencer Stuart CEO Study: A Statistical Snapshot of Leading CEOs

(2) National Association of Colleges & Employers’ (NACE)

The Department of Science, Engineering and Architecture proudly supports the following Degree paths and options:

                    A.S. in Engineering Science

                    A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences - Math Science emphasis

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.

                    A.A.S. Architectural Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.): is awarded in professional/technical fields and is designed to prepare the graduate for the demands of the world of work.

Program Descriptions

A.S. Engineering Science:

The Associate in Science degree program in Engineering Science is designed specifically to enable students to transfer, with junior status, to the upper-level engineering college or university of their choice, where they can complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. As such, the program provides the same core courses that would be encountered in the first two years of study at most four-year institutions offering engineering degrees in the following disciplines:

A.S. Math Science:

The Associate in Science degree program in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Mathematics and Science emphasis is designed specifically for students to transfer, with junior status, to the appropriate upper-level college or university of their choice, where they can complete the B.S./B.A. degree in their chosen field of study. As such, the program provides core courses and general education requirements that would be included in the first two years of study at four-year institutions. This degree gives mathematics/ science students the flexibility to match a program to their individual goals, backgrounds and talents. The various curricula provide the opportunity to pursue a variety of academic and career interests in mathematics and in the natural/physical sciences.

A.A.S. Architectural Technology:

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Architectural Technology prepares graduates to enter the workforce as architectural team members. While other opportunities exist, the largest job opportunities are positions as interns / CAD operators for architectural firms. Graduates’ skills will prepare them to produce working drawings in a variety of settings, such as engineering firms or manufacturers. If graduates have field experience in a building trade, all program outcomes are directly transferable to entry-level positions in construction management and supervision. A broad cross-section of course content is covered in the program; this familiarizes students with many aspects of the architectural profession, the work of building professionals and the construction process.

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Vision Statement

The Science, Engineering and Architecture faculty at Orange will work together to provide one of New York state's premier A.S. in Engineering Degrees and A.A.S in Architectural Technology Degrees by providing a caring and challenging learning environment which both encourages and enables students to succeed.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Science, Engineering and Architecture is to provide excellent instruction, support and advising to all students. The instruction will be provided by a dedicated and highly qualified group of faculty across the entire campus. The primary concerns of our faculty will be the continued success of the student and the integrity of instruction. At Orange all classes, recitations, laboratory sessions will be taught by professors (there are no graduate assistant student instructors at Orange.) The mission of every member of this department is to be available to the student and to be dedicated to the student's success.