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Engineering

Associate Degree

A.S. in Engineering

The Engineering A.S. degree provides a comprehensive exposure to engineering and pre-engineering fundamentals in preparation for upper-division engineering courses. The program also prepares students for entry-level employment as technicians in a variety of technical industries. The AS Engineering degree is highly customizable, providing flexibility to meet a variety of student and industry needs.

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year University:
Transfer requirements vary. In general, transfer students should plan on taking specific courses that articulate with required courses at their chosen transfer institution. Transfer students are advised to consult with an FLC counselor, www.assist.org, and FLC engineering faculty to plan their programs.

For students planning to complete only the A.S. degree at this time:
The Engineering AS degree provides a highly customizable terminal AS degree to prepare students for entry level employment as engineering technicians in a variety of industries. The degree provides a foundation in pre-engineering fundamentals, as well as some exposure to engineering.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4
PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics 4
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
ENGR 303 Introduction to Logic Design (4)
ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics (3)
ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices (3)
ENGR 420 Statics (3)
Total Units: 42

The Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the nature of engineering as a discipline and the role of the engineer in society.
  • communicate technical information in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer into an Engineering program at a 4-year institution.

Career Information

Transfer students upon completion of the B.S. degree may expect to find employment in a variety of engineering specialties, such as: Aerospace Engineer; Architectural Engineer; Biomedical Engineer; Chemical Engineer; Civil Engineer; Computer Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer, and other types of engineers. Students completing the A.S. degree may seek employment in various technical and support jobs in a variety of industries.