Engineering - FAQ
How can I get an engineering prerequisite course cleared?
If you believe you took classes at another school that will meet a prerequisite requirement, and have not been granted course equivalence by the Office of Admissions and Records, contact the department chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include a copy of your transcript, course description of the equivalent course taken at another school, and your student number.
- Do I have to be an engineering major to take engineering courses?
No, eligibility for engineering courses is not contingent upon major.
Do I have to take engineering courses at Mt.SAC to transfer into an engineering program?
Each four-year engineering program has a different set prerequisite courses. Contact an engineering engineering faculty advisor for more information about four-year undergraduate programs.
- If I have questions, who should I contact?
- What is the difference between a STEM counselor and a regular counselor at Mt.SAC?
Will a regular counselor be able to answer all of my questions?We encourage engineering transfer students to contact STEM counselors for assistance with their educational maps. Additional questions about the engineering disciplines, career readiness and transfer institutions should be addressed to engineering engineering faculty advisors.
- Do I need to satisfy all of the IGETC requirements to be eligible to transfer?While transfer requirements vary by school and major, you typically do not need to complete IGETC to be eligible to transfer.
- If I want to complain about a professor/course, what should I do?Contact the Department Chair and arrange a meeting. You may also contact the Natural Sciences Division Office (email@example.com) and ask about the formal process for submitting a complaint.
- How do I know what classes I should be taking?
- I am a current high school student. Can I still take engineering classes at Mt. SAC?Yes, as long as you meet the prerequisites. Note that courses like ENGR 1S or programs like ESC are only open to recent high school graduates.
What should I do if there are no engineering classes offered at Mt.SAC that relate
to my major (ex. Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering)?
If you find that there are no courses specific to your major, we encourage you to speak with the engineering department chair for more information.
What should I do if I am struggling in one of my engineering classes?
If you are struggling in one of your engineering classes, the first thing is to remember that all engineering students will struggle with courses at one time or another. With that being said, if you believe you are having more difficulty with a course than what is considered normal, contact your professor ASAP so they can work with you/guide you to additional support and resources available. You can also contact staff at the ASAC, the STEM Center, and the Mountie MakerSpace.
- Does Mt.SAC offer any engineering degrees?Mt. SAC currently offers a certificate in Surveying Technology.
- Are there any honors engineering classes?No (but there are transfer admissions programs that provide GPA bonus points to our students who complete them.)
- How can I get an engineering prerequisite course cleared?