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Engineering Technology Associate of Science (AS)

About the Program

The Associate of Science in Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College is designed for those who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on mechanical technology in an applied setting. The emphasis is on Mechanical Engineering applications and developing an understanding of how engineering, technology and manufacturing principles are applied in practice. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in mathematics, critical thinking, problem solving, and engineering design, as well as skills in manufacturing, fabrication, and welding so that students are able to adapt to the ever-changing modern industrial workplace. Students may also choose to continue their education towards a degree in a related engineering discipline.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may find employment as mechanical technicians, mechanical technologists, stationary engineers, or in other applied engineering fields and may collaborate with scientists, engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AS in Engineering Technology, 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.
  • Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Technology, students are able to use a variety of technological tools to solve software engineering problems.

Required Core: (27 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGR 23 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 37 Applied Statics and Materials 3
MATH 30 College Algebra for STEM 4
MATH 39 Trigonometry 4
PHYS 10 Descriptive Physics 3
PHYS 10L Descriptive Physics Laboratory 1
WLDT 10 Machining for the Metal Trades 4
WLDT 62A Beginning GTAW and GMAW Theory 1
WLDT 62AL Beginning GTAW and GMAW Skills Lab 2

List A: Select One Group (4 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
Group 1    
ENGR 50 Introduction to Electronic Systems and Measurements 4
Group 2    
WLDT 63 Welding Layout and Fitting 2
WLDT 79 Manufacturing Processes 2

List B: Select One (3 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
WRKX 94 Occupational Work Experience/Internship 3
WRKX 95 General Work Experience 3

Total Units for the Major: 34

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.