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Alexa Azure, MS, EI
Phone: 701.255.3285 Ext. 1395

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UTTC's Pre-engineering program provides a rigorous and affordable option for students interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. Students completing the first two years of the engineering program can transfer to our partner institutions, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and North Dakota State University. Small classes ensure personalized attention and extra tutoring when needed. Interactive modules are a focus of the program and include ROV submarines and 3D-printing. Students entering the program should be comfortable with mathematics or have a strong desire to learn math concepts in a fun and hands-on atmosphere.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Pre-Engineering AS degree program will:

  1. Employ appropriate technology to relevant applications.
  2. Integrate mechanics principles to solve engineering problems

Job Projections

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Pre-Engineering AS Degree Plan

Core Courses (44 Credits)

  • ENR 115 4cr. Intro to Engineering w/CAD
  • ENR 201 3cr. Statics
  • ENR 202 3cr. Dynamics
  • PHY 251 4cr. University Physics I
  • PHY 252 4cr. University Physics II
  • CHM 121 4cr. (w/lab) General Chemistry
  • CHM 122 4cr. (w/lab) General Chemistry II
  • MTH 105 3cr. Trigonometry
  • MTH 129 2cr. Basic Linear Algebra
  • MTH 165 4cr. Calculus
  • MTH 166 4cr. Calculus II
  • MTH 265 4cr. Calculus III

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
ENR 115 Intro to Engineering w/CAD 4
ENR 202 Dynamics 3
PHY 252 University Physics II 4
MTH 105 Trigonometry 3
Spring Offerings
ENR 115 Intro to Engineering w/CAD 4
ENR 201 Statics 3
PHY 251 University Physics I 4
MTH 129 Basic Linear Algebra 2

Classes: Introduction to Engineering w/CAD, University Physics I, University Physics II, Statics, Dynamics, Trigonometry

Professional or Research Interests: Previous research has included an ecological risk assessment of a January 2015 brine spill in western North Dakota (Master's professional paper). As an undergraduate, I conducted various analyses of biofuel byproducts (Braegelmann, M.P., Azure A.D., Stahl, D., Kubpáp, A., Seames, W.S., and Tande, B.M. "Extraction of Fatty Acids from Noncatalytically Cracked Triacylglycerides Using Aqueous Amines". Separation Science and Technology. 2011, 46(14)2167-2173.).

Additionally, I conducted and assisted with research pertaining to genetic variations of blue orchard bees and flea beetles at the ARS station in Fargo, North Dakota and animal science research (impacts of tannin on weight gain and fitness in cattle) at the ARS station in Mandan, North Dakota.

Current interests include water quality, engineering topics related to clean energy and sustainability, and discovering ways to engage and recruit Native American students to the engineering and science fields.

Training: MS Land Resources and Environmental Science, Montana State University-Bozeman; BS Chemical Engineering (Math Minor), University of North Dakota; Tribal Environmental Science AAS, United Tribes Technical College; Art/Art Marketing Fine Arts AAS, United Tribes Technical College.

Personal Interests: Reading, learning, art, frisbee golfing, biking, racquetball, traveling, exploring, movies, friends & family