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Associate Degrees

A.S. in Engineering, Civil Engineering

The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering. Completion of the Associate in Science degree should qualify the student to transfer at the upper division level to an engineering program at a four-year institution. The degree has a common engineering core requirement as well as specific field requirements. The specific field requirements do vary depending on the four-year institution to which the student will transfer. Thus, requirements for specific universities should be checked before selecting specific field courses.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 310 Engineering Survey Measurements 4
ENGR 405 Engineering Problem Solving (3) 3 - 4
   or CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
ENGR 412 Properties of Materials 4
ENGR 422 Engineering Mechanics, Statics 3
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 410 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 5
PHYS 420 Electricity and Magnetism 5
Subtotal Units: 47 - 48
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution)
Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II (5) 3 - 51
   or ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics (3)
   or MATH 402 Calculus III (5)
   or PHYS 430 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics (5)
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution) Units: 3 - 5
Total Units: 50 - 53

1One course from this group is required to earn an AS degree. For students transferring in Civil Engineering to a four-year institution, all courses from this group may be required by the desired transfer institution; please see a counselor to determine which of these courses are required for successful transfer.

The Engineering, Civil Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics including differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • use technology to enhance productivity.
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve basic civil engineering problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of an engineer and how engineering solutions can impact society.
  • communicate thoughts in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer at the junior level into a Civil Engineering program at a four-year institution.

A.S. in Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering

The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering. Completion of the Associate in Science degree should qualify the student to transfer at the upper division level to an engineering program at a four-year institution. The degree has a common engineering core requirement as well as specific field requirements. The specific field requirements do vary depending on the four-year institution to which the student will transfer. Thus, requirements for specific universities should be checked before selecting specific field courses.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices 3
ENGR 405 Engineering Problem Solving (3) 3 - 41
   or CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 410 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 5
PHYS 420 Electricity and Magnetism 5
Subtotal Units: 41 - 42
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution)
Course Code Course Title Units
MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3) 3 - 52
   or PHYS 430 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics (5)
   or CISP 400 Object Oriented Programming with C++ (4)
   or CISP 430 Data Structures (4)
   or CISP 440 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3)
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution) Units: 3 - 5
Total Units: 44 - 47

1For students who need CISP 400 to meet transfer requirements, CISP 360 is a prerequisite.

2One course from this group is required to earn an AS degree. For students transferring in Electrical/Computer Engineering to a four-year institution, all courses from this group may be required by the desired transfer institution; please see a counselor to determine which of these courses are required for successful transfer.

The Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics including differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • use technology to enhance productivity.
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve basic electrical/computer engineering problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of an engineer and how engineering solutions can impact society.
  • communicate thoughts in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer at the junior level into an Electrical/Computer Engineering program at a four-year institution.

A.S. in Engineering, General

The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering. Completion of the Associate in Science degree should qualify the student to transfer at the upper division level to an engineering program at a four-year institution. The degree has a common engineering core requirement as well as specific field requirements. The specific field requirements do vary depending on the four-year institution to which the student will transfer. Thus, requirements for specific universities should be checked before selecting specific field courses.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 405 Engineering Problem Solving (3) 3 - 4
   or CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
ENGR 412 Properties of Materials 4
ENGR 422 Engineering Mechanics, Statics 3
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 410 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 5
PHYS 420 Electricity and Magnetism 5
Subtotal Units: 48 - 49
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution)
Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II (5) 3 - 51
   or ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices (3)
   or MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
   or PHYS 430 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics (5)
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution) Units: 3 - 5
Total Units: 51 - 54

1One course from this group is required to earn an AS degree. For students transferring in Engineering to a four-year institution, all courses from this group may be required by the desired transfer institution; please see a counselor to determine which of these courses are required for successful transfer.

The Engineering, General Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics including differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • use technology to enhance productivity.
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve basic engineering problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of an engineer and how engineering solutions can impact society.
  • communicate thoughts in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer at the junior level into an Engineering program at a four-year institution.

A.S. in Engineering, Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering

The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering. Completion of the Associate in Science degree should qualify the student to transfer at the upper division level to an engineering program at a four-year institution. The degree has a common engineering core requirement as well as specific field requirements. The specific field requirements do vary depending on the four-year institution to which the student will transfer. Thus, requirements for specific universities should be checked before selecting specific field courses.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices 3
ENGR 405 Engineering Problem Solving (3) 3 - 4
   or CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
ENGR 412 Properties of Materials 4
ENGR 422 Engineering Mechanics, Statics 3
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 410 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 5
PHYS 420 Electricity and Magnetism 5
Subtotal Units: 51 - 52
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution)
Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II (5) 3 - 51
   or MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
   or PHYS 430 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics (5)
Transfer Pathway (actual course requirements for transfer vary by institution) Units: 3 - 5
Total Units: 54 - 57

1One course from this group is required to earn an AS degree. For students transferring in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering to a four-year institution, all courses from this group may be required by the desired transfer institution; please see a counselor to determine which of these courses are required for successful transfer.

The Engineering, Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics including differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • use technology to enhance productivity.
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve basic mechanical/aeronautical engineering problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of an engineer and how engineering solutions can impact society.
  • communicate thoughts in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer at the junior level into a Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering program at a four-year institution.