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Electrical Engineering Associate of Science (AS)

About the Program

The Associates of Science in Electrical Engineering is offered to prepare students to transfer to a California State University or other university (with the exception of University of California) as an Electrical Engineering major. 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 Electrical Engineering degree is intended for transfer to a CSU or other non-UC university. 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.If interested in transferring to a UC as an Electrical Engineering major, please see the Associates of Science in Electrical Engineering UC Pathway.

Career Opportunities

This program provides a solid foundation for those who want to continue their education and earn a bachelors degree in electrical or electronic engineering which is generally required for entry level electrical/electronic engineering jobs. This program also prepares students for entry level jobs installing, repairing and maintaining electrical and electronic equipment in numerous different industry sectors. These industry sectors may include the auto industry, aerospace industry, airline industry, commercial contracting, construction and others.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AS in Electrical Engineering, the students are able to apply fundamental principles from mathematics, science and engineering to solve an electrical engineering-related problem.
  • Upon completion of the AS in Electrical Engineering, the students are able to set up appropriate laboratory equipment, collect and analyze electrical data, draw conclusions, and clearly communicate results.
  • Upon completion of the AS in Electrical Engineering, the students are able to use a variety of technological tools to solve electrical engineering problems.

Required Core: (42.5 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CHEM 1A General College Chemistry I 5
ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGR 26 Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3
ENGR 44 Introduction to Circuit Analysis 4
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 1C General Physics III 5

Total Units for the Major: 42.5

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.