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Young Professional Engineers Forum

Student attendees in a previously held Young Professional Engineers Forum. Professor Martin Mason is in the background.

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Robotics Team @ CSUN 2018

A group photo of all members of the Mt. SAC Robotics Team who participated in the CSUN VEX U tournament in 2019.

Robotics Team @ CSUN 2018
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Engineering Program - Degrees and Certificates

Important

The following certificates may be available as early as Fall 2021.  At Mt. San Antonio College, we recognize that educational program design should allow for the development of each student’s knowledge, skills, and experience.  The certificate and degree programs listed below are stackable course pathways with exit points for entry-level employment, career progression, and transfer to undergraduate and graduate programs.

 

Career and Transfer Preparation Certificates

    • General Engineering Technology

      Program Name: Engineering Fundamentals

      Unit Total: 16-17 Units

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C)
      General Physics (PHYS 2AG)
      Freshman Composition
      Trigonometry or Precalculus or Calculus I

       

      Program Description: Engineering Technology is the field of study that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge, methods, and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals. This certificate has been designed to incorporate the college-level English, mathematics, physics, critical thinking, and engineering technology skills needed by an entry-level engineering technology employee. Completion of this certificate prepares students for terminal positions as assistant engineers, engineering technicians, and analysts; and may facilitate transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology or other related fields
    • Surveying Technology

      Program Name: Surveying Technology

      Unit Total: 15 Units

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Introduction to Engineering Graphics (ENGR18)
      Engineering Graphics (ENGR24)
      SURV1A - Surveying
      SURV1B - Surveying

       

      Program Description: The Surveying Technology Certificate provides students with introductory skills that lead to a career in Surveying Technology. Program focus is on the examination and documenting of an area’s boundaries and features for the purposes of constructing a map, plan, or description. Students will complete substantial projects to develop a portfolio to aid in their career prospects. This certificate may aid in the student's search for an entry level position as a surveying technician, computer-aided drafting (CAD) technician, or field technician.

    • Electrical Engineering Technology

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Electrical Engineering Applications Level I

      Unit Total: 28.5-30 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering Fundamentals Certificate
      Introduction to Engineering Programming Concepts and Methodologies (ENGR 6)
      Fundamentals of Computer Science (CSCI 110)
      General Chemistry or Chemistry for Engineers
      Public Speaking

       

      Program Description: The Electrical Engineering Technology program has been designed to incorporate the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level electrical engineering technology employee. 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 certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology-related degree programs.


      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Electrical Engineering Applications Level II

      Unit Total: 36-38 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering with Emphasis in Electrical Engineering Applications Level 1 Certificate
      Introduction to Digital Electronics with FPGA Programming (ENGR 16)
      C++ Language and Object Development (CSCI 140)
      Calculus II
      Data Structures

       

      Program Description: Completion of this Electrical Engineering Technology certificate will prepare graduates for multiple terminal technologist positions, including engineering technician, electrical engineering technician, project engineer, assistant engineer, technical sales, and other endeavors related to electrical engineering systems. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology-related degree programs.

    • Software Engineering Technology

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications Level I

      Unit Total: 31.5-32.5 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering Fundamentals Certificate
      Introduction to Engineering Programming Concepts and Methodologies (ENGR 6)
      Fundamentals of Computer Science (CSCI 110)
      Discrete Mathematics Applied to Computer Science (CSCI 190)
      Public Speaking

      Program Description: The Software Engineering Technology program has been designed to incorporate the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level software engineering technology employee. 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 certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Engineering Technology, Software Engineering, or Computer Science-related degree programs.


      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications Level II

      Unit Total: 43-44.5 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications Level 1 Certificate
      Introduction to Digital Electronics with FPGA Programming (ENGR 16)
      Calculus II
      C++ Language and Object Development OR Data Structures
      Calculus II

       

      Program Description: Completion of this Software Engineering Technology certificate 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 software engineering systems. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Engineering Technology, Software Engineering, or Computer Science-related degree programs.
    • Civil Engineering Technology

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Civil Engineering Applications Level I

      Unit Total: 31-32 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering Fundamentals Certificate
      Surveying (SURV 1A)
      Public Speaking
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      Technical Elective (SURV 1B or ENGR 18)

      Program Description: The Civil Engineering Technology program has been designed to incorporate the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level civil engineering technology employee. Through this program, students will develop proficiency with mechanical systems, Microsoft Excel, oral communication, functional analysis, project management, developing presentations, laboratory analysis, land surveying, mapping, and technical reporting. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Construction Engineering Management-related programs.


      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Civil Engineering Applications Level II

      Unit Total: 47-48 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering with Emphasis in Civil Engineering Applications Level 1 Certificate
       Properties of Materials (ENGR 8)
      Engineering Graphics (ENGR 24)
      Calculus II
      Technical Elective (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)

       

      Program Description: Completion of this Civil Engineering Technology certificate will prepare graduates for multiple terminal technologist positions, including engineering technician, civil engineering technician, project engineer, engineering assistant, and designer, and other endeavors related to civil engineering applications. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Construction Engineering Management-related programs.

    • Mechanical Engineering Technology

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Applications Level I

      Unit Total: 28-30 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering Fundamentals Certificate
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      Public Speaking
      Technical Elective (ENGR 8 or ENGR 18)

      Program Description: The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has been designed to incorporate the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level mechanical engineering technology employee. Through this program, students will develop proficiency with mechanical systems, Microsoft Excel, oral communication, functional analysis, project management, developing presentations, laboratory analysis, and technical reporting. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Electro-mechanical Systems Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or other related fields.


      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Applications Level II

      Unit Total: 47-48 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Applications Level 1 Certificate
      Engineering Graphics (Engineering 24)
      Calculus II
      Technical Elective (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)

       

      Program Description: Completion of this Mechanical Engineering Technology certificate will prepare graduates for multiple terminal technologist positions, including engineering technician, maintenance technician, facilities manager, manufacturing technician, operations technician, lab technician, technical sales, and other endeavors related to mechanical components and systems. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Electro-mechanical Systems Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or other related fields.
    • Chemical and Materials Engineering Technology

       Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Chemical and Materials Engineering Applications Level I

      Unit Total: 29-30 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering Fundamentals Certificate
      Properties of Materials (ENGR 8)
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      Public Speaking

      Program Description: The Chemical and Materials Engineering Technology program has been designed to incorporate the engineering, science, and communications skills needed by an entry-level chemical and materials engineering technology employee. Through this program, students will develop proficiency with data acquisition, mechanical systems, Microsoft Excel, oral communication, functional analysis, project management, developing presentations, laboratory analysis, materials testing, programming, numerical methods, and technical reporting. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or other related programs.


      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Chemical and Materials Engineering Applications Level II

      Unit Total: 37-38 units

      Program Requirements
      Engineering with Emphasis in Chemical and Material Engineering Applications Level 1 Certificate
      Calculus II
      Technical Elective (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)

      Program Description: Completion of this Chemical and Materials Engineering Technology certificate will prepare graduates for multiple terminal technologist positions, including control technician, lab technician, engineering technician, project analyst, engineering assistant. Completion of this certificate may facilitate transfer into B.S. programs in Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or other related programs.

    • Technical Sales (Coming Soon)

      More information coming Soon.

 

Career and Transfer Preparation Associate Degrees

    • Electrical Engineering

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Electrical Engineering Applications

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Introduction to Engineering Programming Concepts and Methodologies (ENGR 6)
      Introduction to Digital Electronics with FPGA Programming (ENGR 16)
      Electrical Engineering (ENGR 44)
      22 units of Required Electives

       

      Program Description: The Electrical Engineering Technology degree program concentrates on the design and operation of electrical and computer systems through the study of industry-standard diagnostic tools, contextualized problem-solving, field tests, and applied mathematics. This degree program is for job seekers interested in electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology; as well as students interested in 4-year programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering technology-related programs.

    • Software Engineering

      Program Description: Engineering with Emphasis in Software Engineering Applications

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C)
      Introduction to Engineering Programming Concepts and Methodologies (ENGR 6)
      Introduction to Digital Electronics with FPGA Programming (ENGR 16)
      C++ Language and Object Development (CSCI 110)
      Assembly Language/Machine Architecture (CSCI 150)
      Data Structures
      Precalculus or Calculus

      Program Description: The Software Engineering Technology 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 4-year programs in software engineering and software engineering technology-related programs.

    • Civil Engineering

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Civil Engineering Applications

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C)
      Surveying (SURV 1A & SURV 1B)
      Engineering Programming (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)
      Properties of Materials (ENGR 8)
      Engineering Graphics (ENGR 24)
      Physics (PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A)
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      Calculus
      10 units of Required Electives

       

      Program Description: The Civil Engineering Technology degree program c prepares the students for an entry-level career working as a technician under the direction of civil engineers, surveyors, contractors, and architects through project-based learning activities. This degree program is for job seekers interested in civil engineering and civil engineering technology; as well as students interested in 4-year programs in civil engineering and engineering technology-related programs.

    • Mechanical Engineering

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Applications

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C)
      Engineering Programming (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)
      Properties of Materials (ENGR 8)
      Engineering Graphics (ENGR 24)
      Physics (PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A)
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      7 units of Required Electives

       

      Program Description: The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program concentrates on the development of mechanical devices and emerging technologies through the study of design principles, contextualized problem-solving, engineering materials, applied mechanics, and industry-standard tools. This degree program is for job seekers interested in mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology; as well as students interested in 4-year programs in mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology-related programs.

    • Chemical and Material Engineering

      Program Name: Engineering with Emphasis in Chemical and Materials Engineering Applications

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1)
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C)
      Engineering Programming (ENGR 6 or ENGR 7)
      Properties of Materials (ENGR 8)
      Engineering Graphics (ENGR 24)
      Physics (PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A)
      Chemistry for Engineers or General Chemistry
      Precalculus or Calculus
      12 units of Required Electives

      Program Description: The Chemical and Materials Engineering Technology degree program concentrates on the application of chemistry in an industrial setting through the study of design principles contextualized problem-solving, engineering materials, applied mechanics, and industry-standard tools. This degree program is for job seekers interested in chemical engineering, materials engineering, chemical engineering technology, and materials engineering technology; as well as students interested in 4-year programs in material engineering technology, chemical engineering technology, chemical engineering, and materials engineering-related technology programs.

    • Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Degree

      Program Name: AA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences Emphasis in Natural Science

      Units Total: Minimum of 18 Units

      Program Requirements
      Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1) OR
      Engineering Critical Thinking (ENGR 1C) OR
      Introduction to Engineering Programming Concepts and Methodologies (ENGR6) OR
      Properties of Materials (ENGR8)

       

      Program Description: An emphasis in Natural Sciences provides the student with an understanding of living and non-living systems and promotes an appreciation of the methodologies and tools of science and engineering. Students may select courses that focus on a specific major and then select complementary courses to strengthen their selected focus or they may select courses that strengthen and broaden their overall understanding of the Natural Sciences and engineering.

    • Sales Engineering (Coming Soon)
      More information coming Soon.