Associate of Science in Engineering (AST)

Division: Math & Engineering

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Engineering through the study of calculus, differential equations, chemistry, physics, computer programming, engineering graphics, statics, materials, and circuits. Students will acquire the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems and to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (e.g. circuits, statics, materials, graphics).
  • Develop the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Develop the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The college maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: public or private practice in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS*30
Engineering requires extensive lower-division major preparation and completion of the CSUGE or IGETC is not recommended. Engineering transfer students should complete the COS GE while completing the minimum admission requirements for the CSU or UC (consult with the Engineering Professor or a COS counselor to develop an educational study plan).
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES36
CHEM 001General Chemistry 1 *5
ENGR 004Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering2
MATH 065Calculus 1 *4
MATH 066Calculus 24
MATH 067Calculus 34
MATH 081Differential Equations5
PHYS 055Physics 1: Mechanics & Waves4
PHYS 056Physics 2: E&M and Heat4
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Select one of the following Concentrations:
CONCENTRATION A - MECHANICAL, CIVIL, AEROSPACE, MANUFACTURING11
ENGR 001Engineering Graphics4
ENGR 002Statics3
ENGR 003Materials Sci & Engineering4
OR
CONCENTRATION B - ELECTRICAL4
CSCI 001Programming Concepts/Method 14
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CONCENTRATION C - COMPUTER8
CSCI 001Programming Concepts/Method 14
CSCI 002Programming Concepts/Method 24
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TOTAL64-71

The Associate of Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).

Note: CSU Fresno and other universities require completion of PHYS 057 for select Engineering majors (please consult ASSIST.org, your Engineering Professor and/or a COS counselor).