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Engineering

Engineering covers a wide array of disciplines, anything from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, to Mathematics, and even Economics and Social Sciences. Engineering is much more than ‘fixing things’, it is about understanding how and why things work, and the best practices to design and operate them.
Orange Coast College offers diverse and transferable courses in Engineering, such as Introduction to Engineering and Design (ENGR-A110), Engineering Graphics (ENGR-A180), Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB (ENGR-A220), Engineering Materials (ENGR-A210), Statics (ENGR-A280), Mechanics of Materials (ENGR-A240), Dynamics (ENGR-A230), Engineering Circuits (ENGR-A285), plus an inclusive selection of elective courses that students can choose based on their specific major and personal interest.
Upon successful completion of the 8 core courses (ENGR-A110, ENGR-A180, ENGR-A280, PHYS-A185, MATH-A185, MATH-A280, MATH-A285) and 2 elective courses, Engineering students will earn an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering. 
An Associate of Science Degree in Engineering is designed for students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or enter the workforce as Engineering Technicians. Orange Coast College offers the core engineering courses needed to help transition with ease into junior-level coursework. The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering will help students acquire the ability to apply principles of physics, mathematics, and the common practices and standards used in the engineering field.
The world of engineering is interesting, challenging, innovative, and helps create new designs that benefit humanity. In today’s world engineering is involved with everything. They solve the most complex issues and empower the world.

Department Contact Information

Angelo Esposito 
aesposito1@occ.cccd.edu 

Engineering Department Website

Credit Courses

ENGR A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Engineering and Design  
Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or equivalent.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

This course is an introduction to the field of engineering and the engineering design. It explores various branches of engineering as regards to academic preparation, opportunities and career options. It explains the engineering education pathways and explores effective strategies for students to reach their academic potential. Emphasis is also on the realization of the regional and global problems of engineering nature and the methods to find responsible solutions. Students are introduced to the applied engineering concepts, methods and tools of problem solving and the engineering design process. Activities also include engineering design projects. Other topics include engineering ethics, professional and legal responsibilities of engineers as a member of the society, understanding of the global challenges and the engineer’s role and responsibilities in finding possible solutions. C-ID: ENGR 110.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A110

    ENGR A110H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Engineering and Design Honors  
    Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or equivalent.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    This course is an introduction to the field of engineering and the engineering design. It explores various branches of engineering in regards to academic preparation, opportunities and career options. It explains the engineering education pathways and explores effective strategies for students to reach their academic potential. Emphasis is also on the realization of the regional and global problems of engineering nature and the methods to find responsible solutions. Students are introduced to the applied engineering concepts, methods and tools of problem-solving and the engineering design process. Activities also include engineering design projects. Other topics include engineering ethics, professional and legal responsibilities of engineers as a member of the society, understanding of the global challenges and the engineer’s role and responsibilities in finding possible solutions.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A110H

      ENGR A1804 Units (54 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
      Engineering Graphics  
      Prerequisite(s): MATH A120.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course covers the fundamentals of the graphic communication necessary for engineering design. Freehand sketching and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) are the main techniques utilized in this course. 2-D and 3-D visualization skills are developed through the analysis and practice of orthographic projections, principle of descriptive geometry, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, working drawings and engineering design process. C-ID: ENGR 150.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A180

        ENGR A1990.5-5 Units (9-72 lecture hours; 0-54 lab hours)  
        Current Topics in Engineering  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Current topics in Engineering may include cultural topics as well as engineering topics and could rotate through a variety of topics, such as field studies, design/build projects, design studies, and construction studies. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A199

          ENGR A2103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Engineering Materials  
          Prerequisite(s): CHEM A180 and PHYS A185 or PHYS A185H.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

          This is an introductory course emphasizing the understanding of the structure and properties of the materials, and the design and selection of materials for engineering applications. Studies include analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and semiconductors. Emphasis is on micro and macro structure, relationship between the structure and properties of materials, and effect of heat, stress, imperfections and chemical environments on material structure, properties and performance. Topics also include mechanical, thermal, electrical (including semiconductors), magnetic and optical properties and also corrosion and degradation of materials. C-ID: ENGR 140.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A210

            ENGR A2204 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
            Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB  
            Prerequisite(s): MATH A180 or MATH A180H.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            This course utilizes the MATLAB environment to provide students with a working knowledge of computer-based problem-solving methods relevant to science and engineering. It introduces the fundamentals of procedural and object-oriented programming, numerical analysis, and data structures. Examples and assignments in the course are drawn from practical applications in engineering, physics, and mathematics. C-ID: ENGR 220.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A220

              ENGR A2303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Dynamics  
              Prerequisite(s): ENGR A280.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

              This course is an introduction to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Vector analysis and calculus are used extensively as the tool to describe the motion of the systems and also to study the kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics involved are the geometry of the motion (kinematics), and the methods of analysis, which include second law of motion, work-energy and momentum-impulse methods as applied to particles, system of particles and the rigid bodies. The mechanical vibration of particles and the rigid bodies are also studied in detail. It includes free and forced vibration, with and without damping. C-ID: ENGR 230.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A230

                ENGR A2403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Mechanics of Materials  
                Prerequisite(s): ENGR A280.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                This course provides the engineering students with the means of analyzing and designing various structures and machines subjected to different loading conditions. Students develop the techniques of stress and strain analysis of the systems under axial, torsional, transverse loading and pure bending. It also includes the major topics of design of the beams, shafts and the columns. Analysis of systems using energy method, and deflection of beams by integration and moment-area methods are also introduced. C-ID: ENGR 240.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A240

                  ENGR A2803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Statics  
                  Prerequisite(s): MATH A185 or MATH A185H or MATH A182H; and PHYS A185 or PHYS A185H.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                  Vector mechanics, covering force diagrams, moment of forces and couples, two- and three-dimensional force systems, analysis of engineering structures at equilibrium (e.g. trusses and beams), distributed force, centroids and center of gravity, shear and bending moment diagrams, friction, are and mass moments of inertia. C-ID: ENGR 130.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A280

                    ENGR A2854 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                    Engineering Circuits  
                    Prerequisite(s): MATH A285 or MATH A285H (or concurrent enrollment); and PHYS A280.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                    Analysis of electric circuits, including DC circuits, network theorems, energy sources, transient analysis, sinusoidal analysis, phasors, AC power, and frequency response of circuits. Lab will include connection of circuits and observation of circuit behavior using electronic instrumentation.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGR A285