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Purpose: The curriculum in engineering is designed to educate students and to help them begin a career in a field that continues to challenge the imagination in a multitude of societal, environmental, and technological areas.

Opportunities are virtually unlimited for both women and men in engineering and they may consult, work in industry or, work for local, state, or federal governments. Engineering work varies over a broad spectrum. A mining engineer, for example, may work in a local industry in the design of new mining machinery, a civil engineer may manage research in new highway surfacing materials for the federal government. An electronics engineer may design circuitry for computer applications. Within the last two decades, engineers have teamed up with biologists, lawyers, medical doctors, architects, and businessmen to contribute in yet other nontraditional fields: from the recycling of waste products to management information systems; from artificial limbs to improved communication systems; and, to alternate forms of energy.

The curriculum in engineering leads to an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. It is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of a four-year engineering curriculum at a large university.

Completion of this curriculum enables a student to transfer with junior class standing in engineering at four-year universities, and to complete the baccalaureate degree program in one of the following engineering fields: Aerospace,  Agriculture, Architecture, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Computer, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Mining, Naval, Nuclear, Ocean, Petroleum

Admission Requirements: Entry into the engineering curriculum requires satisfactory completion of the following high school units, or their equivalent: 4 units of mathematics (2 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry, and 1 unit of trigonometry) 1 unit of chemistry, and 1 unit of physics. It is recognized that some students may not have developed the requisite background in mathematics and the sciences. These students are strongly urged to enroll in the summer school preceding their entry into the freshman year. Some four-year universities require two/three units of a single foreign or classical language.

Decelerated Option: A special 3-year program has been designed for students who wish to pursue the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in Engineering at a less pressured pace. Details are available at the College’s Engineering Division.

Program Requirements: The first semesters of the curriculum in engineering provide a common background to all engineering students and include courses essential for correct and effective oral and written communication in both technical and non-technical ideas, such as English, mathematics, and graphics. Included are other fundamental subjects in the humanities, physics, chemistry, computer programming, and engineering mechanics.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
MTH 263Calculus I404
CHM 111College Chemistry I404
EGR 120Introduction to Engineering202
SDV 100College Success Skills101
Elective**Social Science Elective303
ENG 111College Composition I303
Second Semester
MTH 264Calculus II404
EGR 115Engineering Graphics232
Elective**Social Science Elective303
ENG 112College Composition II303
Elective*Humanities Elective303
Third Semester
MTH 266Linear Algebra303
MTH 265Calculus III404
PHY 241University Physics I334
Elective***Approved Engineering Elective303
Elective***Approved Engineering Elective 303
Fourth Semester
MTH 267Differential Equations403
PHY 242University Physics II334
Elective***Approved Engineering Elective303
Elective***Approved Engineering Elective303
Elective*Humanities Elective303

Total Credits for the Engineering Major ...  65

*Humanities Electives: Students should consult with their advisor or transfer institution for proper section of electives: Typical electives include: ART 101, 102; MUS 121 or 122; ENG 241, 242, 243, 244; REL 230.

**Social Science Electives: Students should consult with their advisor or transfer institution for proper section of electives: Typical electives include: ECO 201, 202; HIS 101, 102, 121, 122, 266, 269, 277; PLS 211, 212; PSY 200, 230, 231, 232; SOC 200; GEO 200, 210.

***Approved Engineering Electives: EGR 125, 140, 206, 245, 246, 260, 261, 265. Upon advisor approval: CHM 112, CHM 241.

Approved Engineering Elective Guide: Aerospace, Oceanic, Mechanical, and Mining Engineering

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Engineering & Technology Path

Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S – Transfer)
Program Code: 836-01
Program Length: Normal: 2 year – 4 Semesters, Decelerated: 3 Years – 6 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 65
Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisor

Brian Hale
Davis Hall Room 228


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