Engineer working on project at table



Invent things. Solve problems. Improve the world.

What you’ll earn

The engineering transfer interest area at Lane can help prepare you to transfer to a four year institution to work toward a career in engineering. Once enrolled, you’ll work with your advisor to build a degree plan specific to your goals.

Transfer Interest Area

Focusing on engineering will give you a solid background in mathematics and the physical sciences, while still exposing you to social sciences and liberal arts. You'll start by exploring the various engineering disciplines to get a better idea of what field you want to enter, debating ethical challenges, and using various engineering and mathematical tools.
After many classes both designing with computers and building with your hands, you'll make your own invention as a capstone project.

In our program, you can explore Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Ecological Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Forest Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering.

2 years Full-time
$15,408 Full program


  • Computer programming, computer aided design, and core engineering principles
  • Engineering and mathematical tools
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity and communication skills


With 40 years of proven success in preparing engineering students for upper division classes in several engineering disciplines at universities throughout the country, our program will get you set on the path to a wide variety of well-paying, interesting employment opportunities throughout the world. Engineers typically have great job security and employment rates are much higher than other fields. Some jobs emphasize outdoor field work, such as construction site activity, ocean floor, or aerospace exploration and research.  Other jobs might focus on design of ordinary objects for daily use or on medical technology. Many positions utilize computers for analysis and problem solving. Often, engineers move into responsible management positions or consulting work after several years.


Why Take Engineering Classes At Lane Community College?

  • Lane offers quality, university-level instruction at tuition rates much lower than those of university programs
  • Lane has small class sizes (usually fewer than 36 students)
  • The student population in the program is diverse in age, experience, and cultural background which provides a rich learning environment
  • The program has faculty with vast professional engineering backgrounds and years of college teaching experience
  • Faculty are able to focus on teaching, not research
  • Lane has a close working relationship with engineering professional programs at universities across Oregon
  • Lane has a proven record of success in preparing student for transitioning to a 4-year institution with graduation rates that are on par or higher

What Former Students Say About the Program

“The education I received at Lane provided excellent preparedness for upper division engineering courses. I would do it again and encourage other potential engineers to follow a similar path.” - Nathan Mead, PhD Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University

“The quality of Lane’s courses is the same as what I experienced in my graduate level classes at Berkeley.” - Brad Larsen, M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

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