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Engineering
ASMajor in Engineering Technology: General

Engineering Technology is that part of the engineering field which blends scientific and engineering knowledge with technical skills in research, development and production. CSM offers the General Education, mathematics, science, engineering, and many of the technical courses required to meet lower division requirements in Engineering Technology and prepare the student for transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a degree in Engineering Technology. The Associate degree alone prepares students for employment as engineering technicians, who work with or under the direction of engineers.

Career opportunities exist largely with manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, aircraft/aircraft parts, machinery, scientific instruments, chemical, motor vehicles, fabricated metal products, and primary metals. Non-manufacturing opportunities exist with engineering and architectural firms, research and testing facilities, and business services in which engineering work is done on a contract basis for organizations in other sectors of the economy. Additional opportunities for employment exist in the communications, utilities, and construction industries; and with federal, state and local government agencies.


Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 26 semester units

A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.

ENGR 210 Engineering Graphics 4.0 units
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I 5.0 units
MATH 242 Applied Calculus II 3.0 units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4.0 units
PHYS 220 General Physics II 4.0 units

Plus, select 6 units from an area of technology specialization.

Suggested electives:
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3.0 units
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3.0 units
CIS 278 Programming Methods: C++ 4.0 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4.0 units
Or other technical courses