Oakton Community College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering


The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges. Students find it easy to continue their studies at NIU if they plan well. Therefore, following the course guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) Degree is highly recommended [1].   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Counseling Center at Oakton Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Oakton Community College

 Courses at OCC

 Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 121

General College Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIS 220

Intro to C Programming

CSCI 240

EGL 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

EGL 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

ENG 120

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

ENG 211

Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

MEE 210

ENG 212

Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics)

MEE 211

ENG 220

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

MAT 250

Calculus I

MATH 229

MAT 251

Calculus II

MATH 230

MAT 252

Calculus III

MATH 232

MAT 262

Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221

General Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 222

General Physics II

PHYS 273

SPE 103

Effective Speech

COMS 100

*PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

*ECO 201


*ECO 202

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 261


ECON 260

Principles of Microeconomics

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU’s general education requirements.

*Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.


General Education Requirements

NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology no longer requires sequences in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, students only need to satisfy NIU's general education requirements. When choosing general education/core competency courses please consult with your OCC advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.

Courses at NIU

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering:

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

ISYE 335

Statistics for Engineering

ISYE 350

Principles of Manufacturing Processes

ISYE 370

Operations Research: Deterministic Models

ISYE 371

Operations Research: Probabilistic Models

ISYE 410

Human Factors Engineering

ISYE 430

Quality Control

ISYE 435

Experimental Design for Engineering

ISYE 440

Production Planning & Control

ISYE 450

Lean Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering write or call:

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Visit our home page at: http://www.ceet.niu.edu. This site provides information on course descriptions, course syllabi, lab tours, faculty profiles, student organizations, suggested 4-year degree plan, other useful links, etc.

For undergraduate application materials contact:

Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
(800)892-3050 (toll-fee in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

Apply on-line at: http://www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions/

For more information on transfer programs at Oakton Community College contact:

Advising and Counseling Center
Des Plaines Campus, Room 1130


Ray Hartstein Campus, Room A105

Disclaimer: Although NIU attempts to accommodate the course requests of all students, some course offerings may be limited by financial, space, and staffing considerations, or may otherwise be unavailable. Nothing in this brochure may be construed to promise or guarantee registration in any course or course of study (whether required or elective), nor may anything be construed to promise or guarantee the completion of an academic program within a specific length of time. All degree requirements are subject to the provisions and notices in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.