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Associate in Science Degree

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 will be able to demonstrate aptitude for analysis and problem-solving using scientific principles.

Major Core Requirements (21 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHEM001AGeneral Chemistry5 units
ENGR010Introduction to Engineering4 units
ENGR020Engineering Graphics4 units
ENGR025Introduction to Materials3 units
PHYS004AEngineering Physics - Mechanics5 units

Major Electives (6-7 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGR021Intro Computing for Scientists and Engineers3 units
ENGR060Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB3 units
ENGR098Circuit Analysis4 units
ENGR099Statics/Vector Mechanics3 units

Total Major Units: 27-28 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify and 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
Last Updated 7/19/23