Engineering Degrees

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 units

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

Note: Only CHEM 001A is required for the A.S. degree. Transfer students may need to take additional chemistry courses to complete the requirements for a B.S. degree. Please consult with a counselor to determine campusspecific requirements.

Additional math may be required.

Recommended Electives: Choose those general education requirements outside the major which may apply toward the bachelor’s degree requirements at the four-year institution where you transfer.

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

Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technician with Water Emphasis

This Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technician with Water Emphasis requires the successful completion of 31 units and provides a comprehensive curriculum including courses in math, engineering, chemistry and physics. State of the art instruction and industry-based curriculum is suited for students of all levels and provides hands-on experience and thorough training in the areas of water treatment or water distribution.

Students will have acquired the skills to explain metering methods of water flow, describe a system for calculating and recording volume, and analyze unit operations of water disinfection concepts and chemical treatment.

These skills are specific to careers in, but are not limited to: waste water treatment technician, water distribution operator, water treatment operator, mechanic, maintenance technician, engineer, electrician, laboratory technician II, assistant surveyor or systems control operator II.

After completing this Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technician with Water Emphasis, students should be prepared to take the exam for the Treatment Level II Operator or Distribution Level II Operator certificate issued by the Water District.

Required Core Courses: 31 units

Course Name Course Title Units
MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra 5 units
ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering 4 units
ENGR 4 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 3 units
CHEM 30A Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 units
ENGR 20 Engineering Graphics 4 units
MATH D Trigonometry 3 units
PHYS 2A General Physics – Mechanics 5 units
ENGR 166 Water Distribution II 3 units
  OR  
CHEM 161 Water Treatment II 3 units
Total Major Units   31 units
Last Updated 4/12/21