Associate of Science in Engineering for Transfer (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 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* (30 Units)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).
Required Major Courses (36 Units)36
General Chemistry 1 *
Circuit Analysis
Introduction to Engineering
Calculus 1 *
Calculus 2
Calculus 3
Differential Equations
Physics 1: Mechanics & Waves
Physics 2: E&M and Heat
Concentrations (4-11 Units)4-11
Select one of the following Concentrations:
Concentration A: Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Manufacturing
Engineering Graphics
Materials Sci & Engineering
Concentration B: Electrical
Programming Concepts/Method 1
Concentration C: Computer
Programming Concepts/Method 1
Programming Concepts/Method 2

Courses meet General Education requirements and 6 units may double count above in COS-GE.

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, your Engineering Professor and/or a COS counselor).