A.S. in Pre-Engineering
Applying the principles of science and mathematics, engineers design and build systems, structures, and products that solve practical problems and meet human needs. Engineers continue to be in high demand worldwide in a broad range of industries, and job prospects are strong in the foreseeable future.
The A.S. Degree in Pre-Engineering includes core courses in mathematics and physics and provides students with a set of skills that prepares them for transfer into engineering programs at baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.
Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
- Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
- Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
- Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Courses that complete the Associate Degree in Pre-Engineering might not include all required or recommended courses for transfer into some impacted programs and specific branches of engineering. Students should consult a STEM counselor in order to select the most comprehensive course plan for their personal transfer goals.
|ENGR 101||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|MATH 190||Calculus with Analytic Geometry l||5|
|MATH 191||Calculus with Analytic Geometry ll||5|
|MATH 210||Calculus with Analytic Geometry lll||5|
|PHYS 201||Physics A: Mechanics||5|
|PHYS 202||Physics B: Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism||5|
|or PHYS 203||Physics C: Waves, Optics & Modern Physics|
|Select two (2) of the following courses: 1|
|General Chemistry I||5|
|Object Oriented Programming||3|
|Engineering Mechanics: Statics||3|
|Introduction to Linear Algebra||4|
|Physics B: Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism||5|
|Physics C: Waves, Optics & Modern Physics||5|
|Introduction to Computational Physics||1|
A course may be used only once to fulfill the degree requirements.
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Pre-Engineering A.S. Degree will:
- Understand how engineering serves society by solving practical problems and meeting human needs.
- Identify the principle engineering disciplines and articulate transfer and career goals.
- Understand and apply fundamental physics principles and standard methods of mathematical analysis.
- Work effectively in a group to accomplish an objective and make a significant contribution to its outcome.
- Demonstrate problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills and their ability to apply them to the complex problems involved in engineering.
- Appreciate the importance of professional ethics as practiced by engineers as they apply their knowledge and skills to serve society.