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Associate in Science
About the Program
The Engineering Transfer program at Las Positas College is designed to prepare students to transfer to an engineering major at a four-year institution. The transfer program includes rigorous coursework from several different departments, including Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Although students study general engineering majors at Las Positas, students transfer to specific engineering departments at four-year institutions.
The Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College is a two-year degree pathway resulting in an A.S. in Engineering Technology. This cohort-based learning community is designed as a strong local employment pathway for military veterans and others who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on mechanical technology in an applied setting. Students receive foundational training in engineering, mathematics, physics, and welding, and develop skills in manufacturing and fabrication, problem-solving, and critical thinking. An accelerated mathematics sequence advances students from intermediate algebra to calculus-readiness in one year.
The Learning Community model also delivers integrated career-readiness and support services. Eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship or work experience featuring valuable worksite activities, tours, hands-on training, and job-shadowing opportunities at a local engineering company or national laboratory. Graduates of the Engineering Technology program may be employed as mechanical technicians, mechanical technologists, or in other applied engineering fields.
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About the Degree
The Associates of Science in Engineering is offered to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution as an engineering major. The core courses required for this degree will fulfill many of the lower division requirements for most campuses in the UC and CSU systems. This program will enable students to develop a strong foundational understanding in engineering, physics and mathematics that will be essential as they continue on the engineering pathway. In addition, students will benefit from hands-on laboratory experiences in their engineering and science courses allowing them to learn by doing. The LPC Engineering degree is intended for transfer, but some students may be able to obtain employment as an engineering technician or engineering technologist. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor early on and refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution to determine specific major requirements required for transfer since they can vary from university to university. Finally, because this program is a high-unit major, counselors can also assist in determining appropriate general education courses to complete the degree requirements.
Preparation for entry level jobs in Engineering generally requires a bachelor’s degree in a specific engineering discipline. Engineering disciplines, or branches, include Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering. Engineering is an exciting, challenging and dynamic industry. Engineers use both scientific and mathematical principles to solve real world problems and to improve the lives of people around the globe. They can design everything from satellites that are used for global positioning systems (GPS) to biomedical devices such as stents and prosthetics, to more efficient processes to manufacture all-purpose household cleaner, and so much more.
- Upon completion of the AS in Engineering, students are able to apply fundamental principles from mathematics, science and engineering to solve an engineering-related problem.
- Upon completion of the AS in Engineering, students are able to set up appropriate laboratory equipment, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and clearly communicate results.
- Upon completion of the AS in Engineering, students are able to use a variety of technological
tools to solve engineering problems.
|MATH 1 Calculus I||5|
|MATH 2 Calculus II||5|
|MATH 3 Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH 5 Ordinary Differential Equations||3.5|
|PHYS 1A General Physics I||5|
|PHYS 1B General Physics II||5|
|PHYS 1C General Physics III||5|
|ENGR 23 Engineering Graphics||3|
|ENGR 26 Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists||3|
|ENGR 35 Statics||3|
|ENGR 44 Introduction to Circuit Analysis||4|
|ENGR 46 Materials of Engineering||4|
|CHEM 1A General College Chemistry I||5|
|CS 1 Computing Fundamentals I||4|
|ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering||2|
|MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra||3.5|
|PHYS 1D General Physics IV||3|
|CMST 1 Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|CMST 10 Interpersonal Communication||3|
ᅀRequired if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree
|Total Units in the Major||51.5-56.5|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022