Why Choose Engineering

Why Choose Engineering


Why choose the Coordinated Engineering Program at DACC?

  • Strong Curriculum: Danville Area Community College (DACC) alumni have reported that they are prepared as well as or BETTER in physics and mathematics than students who have completed fundamental training at the four-year universities. Alumni also report that they have better technical writing skills in lab reporting, and thus, do better initially in their laboratory coursework.
  • Flexible Transfer: DACC alumni have successfully transferred to Illinois State Universities as well as elite institutions such as Purdue, Berkley, Bradley, and Rose Hulman.
  • Financial Benefits: The average starting salary for an engineer is $64,000, and in addition to the final payoff, students who attend DACC will save $10,000+ per year of attendance. These savings do not even take into account the scholarship possibilities including the Engineers for Tomorrow and DACC Foundation Scholarships.
  • Mentoring: DACC Engineering offers students both faculty and alumni mentoring. Mentoring addresses study skills, learning styles, transfer issues and internship application processes.
  • Excellent Faculty to Student Ratio: DACC engineering provides a faculty member per every six students. This ratio allows the students to receive immediate personal attention from faculty.
  • Internship Possibilities: We can offer just about any student interested in working hard a possible internship simply because of the ratio of local industries to students. Historically, we have working partnerships with several industries including IDOT, City of Danville Engineering, Aqua Illinois, Fiberteq, Thyssen-Krupp, and Watchfire Signs by Time-O-Matic.
  • Fabulous Career Possibilities: DACC alumni have worked on world renowned projects including “driverless” cars, the largest tonnage output furnace in the world, Google drones, NASA satellites, and NASCAR racecars. We have alumni who are also building schools, public safety buildings, roads, bridges, and tunnel liners. We even have alumni working on classified projects for the US government!

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