Overview

 

Engineering Associate Degree graduates work in a variety job functions (research and development, testing, design, construction, manufacturing, sales, consulting) and a variety of industry sectors (aerospace, computers, manufacturing, electrical, electronics) and related services, chemical, drugs, plastics, biotechnology, computers and technical consulting, research and development, professional and technical services, utilities.

Career Opportunities

Engineering is one of the highest-paid professions in the country. Engineering graduates work in a variety job functions (research and development, testing, design, construction, manufacturing, sales, consulting, management) and a variety of industry sectors (aerospace, computers/electronics manufacturing, electrical/electronics manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing, metals, machinery, architectural, engineering and related services, chemical, drugs, plastics, biotechnology, computers and technical consulting, research and development, professional and technical services, utilities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering or computer science to identify, formulate, and solve engineering/computer science problems.
  • Communicate effectively and work well in situations that require teamwork.
  • Design and perform tests or experiments, analyze and interpret data, and prepare a report summarizing the results of the tests or experiments.
  • Develop a design or system given a set of requirements and specifications.
  • Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering and computer tools necessary for engineering or computer science practice

Course Outlines

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements

Complete Core Courses, 23 unitsUnits
CHEM 210General Chemistry I
MATH 251Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 252Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
PHYS 250Physics with Calculus I
PHYS 260Physics with Calculus II

Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 16-20 units from the following:

List A, complete 6-8 units from the following:Units
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 111Surveying
ENGR 210Engineering Graphics
ENGR 215Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists
ENGR 230Statics
ENGR 240Engineering Dynamics
ENGR 260Circuits and Devices
ENGR 261Circuits and Devices Laboratory
ENGR 270Materials Science
List B, complete 10-12 units from the following:Units
Any courses from List A not already chosen1 – 4 
CHEM 220General Chemistry II
CIS 250Introduction to Object Oriented Programming: C++
CIS 284Introduction to Object Oriented Programming- Java
MATH 253Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
MATH 270Linear Algebra
MATH 275Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 270Physics with Calculus III

Total Required Major Units: 39 – 43

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

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