Engineering is one of the largest professions in the United States, with over one million jobs in fields ranging from airplane design to pollution control. The three largest branches of engineering are electrical, mechanical and civil. All branches of engineering place a heavy emphasis on problem solving and mathematics. Engineering education focuses on teaching scientific and engineering concepts and their application to the creative and effective solution of problems.
Career opportunities for those who hold a Bachelor’s or advanced degree include engineering positions in aerospace, agricultural, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical, and environmental nuclear fields. Most engineers work for manufacturing industries, while a smaller percentage work for federal, state and local government agencies or as private consultants. The remainder hold faculty positions at colleges and universities.
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and
Major Requirements: 19 semester units
A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.
Select at least 2 classes from the engineering core (6-8 units):
|ENGR 210||Engineering Graphics||4.0 units|
|ENGR 230||Engineering Statics||3.0 units|
|ENGR 260||Circuits and Devices||4.0 units|
|ENGR 270||Materials Science||3.0 units|
Select at least one programming course (3-4 units):
|CIS 255||Programming Methods: Java||4.0 units|
|CIS 278||Programming Methods: C++||4.0 units|
|ENGR 215||Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists||3.0 units|
Select the remaining units from the engineering core and the following list (7-10 units).
ENGR 100 is strongly recommended:
|CHEM 220||General Chemistry II||5.0 units|
|CHEM 231||Organic Chemistry I||5.0 units|
|ECON 100||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.0 units|
|ECON 102||Principles of Microeconomics||3.0 units|
|ENGR 100||Introduction to Engineering||3.0 units|
|MATH 200||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4.0 units|
|MATH 270||Linear Algebra||3.0 units|
|MATH 275||Ordinary Differential Equations||3.0 units|
|PHYS 270||Physics with Calculus III||4.0 units|