Program Description

Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Cognition / Curriculum: Analyze and evaluate disciplinary concepts and principles to solve complex problems.
  2. Information Competency / Resource Planning: Synthesize research findings, disciplinary techniques and technology in the resolution of a capstone assessment.
  3. Student Goals: Successfully realize cumulative achievement to achieve Degree attainment or transfer.

Requirements for the AA Degree

To qualify for this degree, you must meet these requirements:

  • Minimum of 60 AA units
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the traditional AA or IGETC or CSU GE
  • Complete this area of emphasis

Area of Emphasis Required Courses

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001-099. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below:

Architecture:

  • ARCH 010A - Architectural Design Fundamentals (3) 
  • ARCH 010B - Design Fundamentals (3)
  • ARCH 011 - Introduction to Architecture (2)
  • ARCH 012A - Visual Communications I (3)
  • ARCH 012B - Visual Communications II (3)
  • ARCH 014 - Materials and Processes of Construction (2)
  • ARCH 020A - Architectural Design (6)
  • ARCH 020B - Architectural Design (6)
  • ARCH 022A - Architectural Practice (5)
  • ARCH 022B - Architectural Practice(5)
  • ARCH 024A - History of Architecture (3)
  • ARCH 024B - History of Architecture (3)

Computer Information Systems:

  • CIS 001-  Introduction to Computers (3)
  • CIS 002 - Introduction to Info Systems and Programming (5)
  • CIS 010 - Introduction to Information Systems (5)
  • CIS 011 - Operating Systems Theory and Practice (3)
  • CIS 014 - C++ Programming (3)
  • CIS 016 - Java Programming (3)
  • CIS 022 - Introduction to the Internet (3)
  • CIS 030 - Networks and Communication (3)
  • CIS 031 - Database Systems (3 units)
  • CIS 036 - Introduction to Visual Basic (3)
  • CIS 038 - Advanced Visual Basic (3)
  • CIS 040- Unix Administration (3)
  • CIS 050 - Survey of ECommerce/ E-Business Technology (3)
  • CIS 055 - Introduction to E-Business Practices (3)
  • CIS 060 - E-Commerce Fundamentals (3)
  • CIS 062 - Introduction to Systems Analysis (3)
  • CIS 066 - Assembly Language Programming (3)
  • CIS 074 - Introduction to Object Oriented Systems
  • Analysis and Design (3)
  • CIS 080 - Microcomputer Applications (3)

Computer Science:

  • CS 001 - Introduction to Computers and Programming (5)
  • CS 003A - Fundamentals of Computer Science II (C++) (5)
  • CS 003B - Fundamentals of Computer Science II (JAVA) (5)
  • CS 004 - Programming Languages (3)
  • CS 006 - Introduction to Applied Logic Design (5)
  • CS 008 - Fundamentals of Computer Science III–Data Structures (5)
  • CS 010 - Pascal (5)
  • CS 012 - C Programming (3)
  • CS 018 - Unix Scripting with Bash (5)
  • CS 038 - Introduction to Software Engineering (5)
  • CS 039 - Introduction to Computer Architecture (4)
  • CS 043 - Fortran (5)
  • CS 045 - Discrete Structures with Computer Science Applications (5)
  • CS 050  - Introduction to Numerical Methods (5)
  • CS 066 - Assembly language Programming for the Sciences and Mathematics (5)
  • CS 080 - Seminar in Computer Science and Computer Engineering (2)

Electricity and Electronics:

  • ELTY 012 - Basic Electricity–Electronics (2)
  • ELTN 009 - Principles of DC and AC Network Analysis (5)
  • ELTN 015 - Computer Aided Electronic Drafting (3)
  • ELTN 025 - Logic and Microcomputer Electronics (4)
  • ELTN 031 - Circuit Analysis (5)
  • ELTN 032 - Digital and Control Electronics (5)

Engineering:

  • ENGR 001A - Surveying (3)
  • ENGR 001B - Surveying (3)
  • ENGR 002 - Engineering Graphics (3)
  • ENGR 006 - Engineering Drawing (2)
  • ENGR 010 - Introduction to Engineering (2)
  • ENGR 014 - Materials of Construction (3)
  • ENGR 015A - Applied Mechanics – Statics (3)
  • ENGR 015B - Applied Mechanics (3)
  • ENGR 016 - Engineering Circuits (3)
  • ENGR 017 - Dynamics (3)

Design Technology:

  • DT 008A - Introduction to Digital Design & Fabrication (3)
  • DT 008B - Intermediate Digital Design & Fabrication (3)
  • DT 008C - Advanced Systems Design & Fabrication (5)
  • DT 017 - Construction Drawing Practices (3)

Mathematics:

  • MATH 003 - College Algebra (5)
  • MATH 005A - Single Variable Calculus I (5)
  • MATH 005B - Single Variable Calculus II (5)
  • MATH 005C - Multivariable Calculus (5)
  • MATH 007A - Mathematical Analysis 1 (4)
  • MATH 007B - Mathematical Analysis 2 (4)
  • MATH 008 - Trigonometry (4)
  • MATH 009 - Precalculus Mathematics (5)
  • MATH 010 - Linear Algebra and Applications (5)
  • MATH 022 - Discrete Mathematics (5)
  • MATH 055 - Differential Equations (5)

Physics:

  • PHYS 001A - General Physics (5)
  • PHYS 001B - General Physics (5)
  • PHYS 001C - General Physics (5)
  • PHYS 001D - General Physics (5)
  • PHYS 002A - General Physics (4)
  • PHYS 002B - General Physics (4)
  • PHYS 031A - General Physics (5)
  • PHYS 031B - General Physics (5)

General Education Requirements

To be eligible for an AA degree, you must complete general education requirements in addition to the area of emphasis course requirements. You choose to follow one of the following three GE Patterns:

Which GE Pattern you choose to follow is based on your transfer plans. Speak with your counselor or visit the Transfer Center to find out more about which GE Pattern to follow. 

 

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