# Engineering, Associate in Science Degree

**Banner Code: **1_AS_ENGR

**Control Number: **03974

**Financial Aid Eligible**

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.

## Program Outcomes

- 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 AS major requirements.**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 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.

Course | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

ENGR A110 | Introduction to Engineering and Design | 3 |

or ENGR A110H | Introduction to Engineering and Design Honors | |

ENGR A180 | Engineering Graphics | 4 |

ENGR A280 | Statics | 3 |

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 | |

Restricted Electives | ||

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 | ||

Principles of Biology | ||

Basic Microbiology | ||

Human Biology | ||

Biochemistry | ||

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 | ||

Data Structures | ||

Software Engineering | ||

D.C. Circuits | ||

Engineering Materials | ||

Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB | ||

Dynamics | ||

Mechanics of Materials | ||

Engineering Circuits | ||

General Geology | ||

Physical Geology | ||

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 Minimum Degree Units | 60 |

## Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. **Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.**

Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|

Semester 1 | Units | |

ENGR A110 or ENGR A110H |
Introduction to Engineering and Design or Introduction to Engineering and Design Honors |
3 |

MATH A180 or MATH A180H |
Calculus 1 or Calculus 1 Honors |
4 |

OCC AS GE AREA A1- CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

OCC AS GE AREA C2- CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 13 | |

Semester 2 | ||

ENGR A180 | Engineering Graphics | 4 |

MATH A185 or MATH A185H |
Calculus 2 or Calculus 2 Honors |
4 |

PHYS A185 or PHYS A185H |
Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics or Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics Honors |
4 |

OCC AS GE AREA C1- CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 15 | |

Summer | ||

ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) | 3 | |

Units | 3 | |

Year 2 | ||

Semester 1 | ||

ENGR A280 | Statics | 3 |

PHYS A280 | Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism | 4 |

MATH A280 or MATH A280H |
Calculus 3 or Calculus 3 Honors |
4-5 |

OCC AS GE AREA D- CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 14-15 | |

Semester 2 | ||

MATH A285 or MATH A285H |
Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations or Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Honors |
4-5 |

AS RESTRICTED ELECTIVES- CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) | 3-5 | |

AS RESTRICTED ELECTIVES- CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) | 3-5 | |

ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) ^{1} |
5-0 | |

Units | 15 | |

Total Units | 60-61 |

^{1} | VARIES TO REACH MINIMUM 60 DEGREE APPLICABLE UNITS |