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Engineering Summer Cohort (ESC) Program

Important Deadlines
Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021
Students will be notified of status of acceptance by Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This 2-week program marks the first step in creating a community of newly enrolled Mt. SAC students who will be engaged in project-based learning on day one. The ESC program goal is to be an informative and motivating engineering experience that will prepare students for a guided 2-3 year path through the engineering program with subsequent transfer to a 4-year university. We know that we lose potential future engineers through general education (GE) courses that are uninteresting to them or prerequisite courses where there’s a lack of understanding of real-world, physical application of science and math concepts/equations. This program will show students applications upfront through a hands-on project involving components of mechanical, electrical, civil and computer engineering. The project will be related back to the science/math concepts and engineering courses that students will take in the Mt. SAC curriculum. A custom course map will be drafted for students by the STEM counselor, where the goal will be at least one engineering course per semester, increasing as students finish their prerequisites. Students in this program will be prepared for entry into and success in Introduction to Engineering in their first Fall semester.

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Build Projects

 Assemble a sound triggering device where each button plays a different clip of your choosing or creation. Enclose your soundboard device in your custom CAD, 3D-printed enclosure.

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Equipment Included

All equipment for the project is provided in a custom kit to each student including breadboards, speakers, audio board, buttons, wires, and a battery pack. Autodesk Fusion 360 will be taught and used for CAD.

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Collaborate With Others

Structured group work and interaction with other students is an important component of this program in building a tight knit group of students to navigate through their community college engineering experience. This structure is meant to replicate the 4-year university engineering experience.

Engineering Summer Cohort—inaugural class coming August 2021
Looking for an exciting career or future? Apply now for Mt. San Antonio College, your local nonprofit college. Classes are just $46 a unit.

Apply to the Engineering Summer Cohort Program!

Individualized schedule planning, building your own custom soundboard with enclosure, learning how to CAD, making connections with Professors and peers, and a small stipend? Apply today to take advantage of these opportunities.

Submission Deadline: Thursday July 22, 2021

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  • Our Professors

    • Brandon
    • Jason Hayward
      STEM Counselor
  • Contact Us

    Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying Program

    8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Building 7 & 11
    (909) 274-7500