Engineering, Associate in Science Degree
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Banner Code: 1_AS_ENGR
Control Number: 03974
Engineers apply mathematics and scientific laws to invent and design products and services that are used in everyday life. This Engineering Associate of Science degree is meant to provide students with a strong foundation of engineering and design skills. Theoretical concepts are combined with practical experiences to expose students to real-world engineering problems.
While the core courses are necessary to develop and strengthen the necessary mathematics and physics knowledge an engineer must possess, the elective courses allow for different routes, ranging from additional transferable courses in several engineering majors, to hands-on courses that confer readily employable skills as engineering technicians.
- An ability to apply engineering, science and mathematics knowledge utilizing the critical thinking and the problem solving skills to find solutions to problems of engineering nature and design.
- Skills to use the state of the art laboratory equipment and simulation tools for engineering and engineering related practices and research.
- An understanding of the ethical and professional role and responsibility as a member of the society in finding the ways for the betterment of the environment and all humanity and life.
- Knowledge and skills to explain the response of systems and changes in the behavior and properties of the systems and materials due to external influences and stimuli.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|ENGR A110||Introduction to Engineering and Design||3|
|or ENGR A110H||Introduction to Engineering and Design Honors|
|ENGR A180||Engineering Graphics||4|
|PHYS A185||Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics||4|
|or PHYS A185H||Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics Honors|
|PHYS A280||Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism||4|
|MATH A185||Calculus 2||4|
|or MATH A185H||Calculus 2 Honors|
|MATH A280||Calculus 3||4-5|
|or MATH A280H||Calculus 3 Honors|
|MATH A285||Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||4-5|
|or MATH A285H||Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Honors|
|Select two of the following:||6-10|
|General Electricity - FAA|
|General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA|
|Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
|Design Fabrication 1|
|Design Fabrication 2|
|Introduction to Astrophysics|
|Introduction to Biology|
|General Chemistry A|
|General Chemistry B|
|Organic Chemistry A|
|Organic Chemistry B|
|Furniture Making and Design|
|Intro to Home Automation|
|Photovoltaic System Installation|
|C++ Programming Language 1|
|Java Programming 1|
|Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles|
|Introduction to Machine Shop|
|Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding|
|Program Major Units||36-42|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|