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Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0841

Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications AS degree program concentrates on the design of complex computing systems through the application of computing languages, contextualized problem-solving, control systems, and applied mathematics.  This degree program is for job seekers interested in electrical software engineering and software engineering technology; as well as students interested in university programs in software engineering and software engineering technology.

Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications AS degree incorporates the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level software engineering technology employee.  Completion of this degree will prepare graduates for multiple terminal technologist positions, including engineering technician, software engineering technician, application developer, assistant engineer, technical sales, technical consultant and other endeavors related to electrical systems. Through this program, students will develop proficiency with electrical systems, mechanical systems, Microsoft Excel, oral communication, functional analysis, project management, developing presentations, laboratory analysis, programming, numerical methods, software development, and hardware interface tools.  Completion of this degree may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Engineering Technology, Software Engineering or Computer Science related degree programs.

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      SOC Career Code: 11-3021.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
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      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $208,785.77
      Annual Job Openings
      9,178

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      SOC Career Code: 11-9041.00

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
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      Annual Job Openings
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      • Some College
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      • Certificate
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
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      Typical Hourly Salary
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      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
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      Annual Job Openings
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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