The engineering curriculum is heavily based on mathematics and physical sciences. Students benefit by having access to state-of-the-art CAD/CAM facilities as well as to a high technology center that is at the cutting edge of new technologies, thereby enhancing career choices and rewards. This pre-engineering preparation provides an excellent foundation for transfer to a four-year university as an engineering major.

Program Emphasis

University schools of engineering have similar science and mathematics requirements but may differ in preparation for various engineering options. Courses offered in the San Diego City College Engineering program meet basic requirements for lower division preparation for California universities. Some universities may also require engineering courses as preparation for specific engineering majors. The Engineering program is designed to prepare students for transfer to California State University and University of California institutions.

Career Options

Most careers in engineering require education beyond the associate degree. A list of career options available to persons with baccalaureate engineering preparation include: aerospace, agricultural, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in engineering drawing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in at least one three-dimensional engineering design software.
  • Prepare reports using software tools.