Engineering Summer Cohort (ESC) Program

Dates: August 12-22 (Monday-Thursday), 10:00AM - 12:00 PM.

Important Deadlines

Application Due: Friday, June 21, 2024

Notified of status of acceptance: Friday, June 28, 2024

The Engineering Summer Cohort is a free 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 understand 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.

Summer Cohort Highlights
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.
Included Equipment
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.
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—third annual class coming August 2024
2024 co-host of Engineering Summer Cohort including a metal shop, wood shop, laser cutter, 3D printers, forge, sewing machines, and many other pieces of maker equipment!

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: Friday June 21, 2024

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For questions or concerns, please contact our program advisors:
Brandon Saller | | Professor, Engineering
Jason Hayward | | STEM Counselor