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Engineering Degree

Santa Ana College: Degrees and Certificates for 2006-2007

Engineering Degree (SAC 0202)

The associate degree curriculum in the engineering program is primarily intended to provide a basic program of engineering courses for students planning to transfer to four-year college or university engineering programs.
The student should be aware the Santa Ana College Associate Degree requirements are less than full university lower-division engineering requirements and that additional coursework is required. See “Engineering Transfer,’’ below.
Completion of the associate degree in engineering can also provide the necessary background for immediate employment as a designer, technician, or engineering assistant. Job opportunities exist in both private industry and city, county, and state agencies.
Students interested in the design or practical phases of the engineering profession should take the engineering sequence 122, 124, and 228. These are transferable college or university level courses, giving students a comprehensive preparation in graphic communication and graphic solution of engineering problems. Students interested in the math and science-oriented engineering fields should take Engineering125.
Major requirements for the associate degree:
Course Units
Engineering 122, Engineering Drawing
OR 3
Engineering 125, Engineering Graphics
Engineering 148, Introduction to Mechanical, Industrial, 2
Electrical Engineering
Engineering 183, AutoCAD I-Computer Aided Drafting 3
Engineering 235, Statics 3
Mathematics 180, Analytic Geometry & Calculus 4
Mathematics 185, Analytic Geometry & Calculus 4
Physics 217, Engineering Physics 4
Physics 227, Engineering Physics
OR 4
Physics 237, Engineering Physics
Chemistry 219, General Chemistry 5

Engineering Transfer

Santa Ana College offers a wide variety of lower-division engineering coursework for transfer to any four-year university or college in California.
Although lower-division engineering course requirements are similar at most universities, important differences do occur. These differences depend upon the university and the specific engineering option the student has selected. Engineering students planning to transfer with upper-division standing at a university should contact the Transfer Center for detailed information concerning specific lower-division course requirements for the various engineering options.

Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Industrial Technology Transfer

Technology programs are offered by most area universities. They are bachelor degree curriculums usually offered by the school’s Engineering Department. Generally, technology degree programs are less rigorous than traditional engineering programs. Typically, they require one or two semesters of mathematics and one semester of physics. Upper division work is more practical application-oriented than traditional engineering programs.
Additional details concerning technology program transfer are available from the counseling and engineering offices.