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Associate of Science Degree in Engineering

The Associate in Science in Engineering is designed to provide lower division education to students planning to major in engineering and who may pursue a baccalaureate degree. Students who complete the Associate in Science should be able to demonstrate aptitude for analysis and problem-solving using scientific principles.

After completing an A.S. degree in Engineering, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and to solve environmental problems;
  • Apply fundamental science and engineering in an integrative fashion, to effectively work and solve problems at the interface of mathematics, science, engineering and technology;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Apply diverse techniques, methods, and tools towards the solution of engineering problems;
  • Apply the engineering process and design-driven research;
  • Conduct independent work as well as teamwork;
  • Identify and apply ethical principles and standards.

Required Core Courses: 21 units

Course Name Course Title Units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
ENGR 10 Intro to Engineering 4 units
ENGR 20 Engineering Graphics 4 units
ENGR 25 Introduction to Materials 3 units
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics – Mechanics 5 units

Electives: Choose Two Courses

Course Name Course Title Units
ENGR 21 Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers 3 units
ENGR 60 Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB 3 units
ENGR 98 Introduction to Circuit Analysis 3 units
ENGR 99 Statics/Vector Mechanics 3 units

Total Major Units: 27-28 units

These courses prepare you for technical positions in an engineering firm. You will need to take more courses transfer to a four-year program.

Please make sure to schedule a visit with Claudio Silva, the Science and Math embedded counselor to make a plan that works for you and your goals. If you are not quite ready for Calculus, we have a STEM-CORE Program that helps you prepare while providing tutoring and links to technical internships while you work on your degree.

Fall, Year 1 (14 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
ENGR 20 Engineering Graphics 4 units
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics – Mechanics 5 units

Spring, Year 1 (7 Units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering 4 units
Elective Course 3 units

Fall, Year 2 (3 Units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGR 25 Introduction to Materials 3 units

Spring, Year 2 (3 Units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Elective Course 3 units
Last Updated 7/13/21