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Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at El Centro College


The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at El Centro College is an innovative co-enrollment program that provides a pathway to students interested in pursuing an engineering degree at Texas A&M University. Students admitted to the Engineering Academy at El Centro College are Texas A&M engineering students co-enrolled at Texas A&M University in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and at El Centro College.

 Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program enroll in math, science and core curriculum courses through El Centro College and have the unique opportunity to enroll in Texas A&M engineering courses taught by Texas A&M faculty on the El Centro College campus. Students can spend a minimum of one year or a maximum of two years co-enrolled at El Centro College before transitioning full time to Texas A&M University in College Station to finish their bachelor’s degree.

 
Program Highlights
 

  • Being co-enrolled at Texas A&M University and El Centro College. Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program enroll in one engineering course through Texas A&M each semester. These courses are taught by Texas A&M faculty on the El Centro campus. All math, science and other core curriculum courses are taken through El Centro College; 
 
  • Smaller student-faculty ratios in math and science courses, which build the foundation in engineering;
 
  • Opportunities to participate in student activities and organizations at both institutions to the fullest extent possible;
 
  • Substantial financial savings! Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program are charged tuition and fees by the institution through which each course is registered. Texas A&M coursework is registered in absentia which allows for a deduction in fees for services not used by students enrolled in a course conducted away from the Texas A&M-College Station campus;
 
  • Automatic admission to the first choice engineering major at the end of the second semester for engineering students who earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at both El Centro College and Texas A&M and complete the required coursework.