Welcome to SMC's Engineering Program

We offer several transferable courses in engineering, including an introduction to the field of engineering, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), as well as statics and dynamics. Circuit Analysis courses. Starting in Fall 2019, students can get a certificate of achievement or an Associates of Science Degree in Engineering.

Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to practical technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Engineers design products, the machinery to build those products, the factories in which those products are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the product and efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. There are a variety of engineering fields: electrical, mechanical, civil, industrial, aeronautical, chemical, materials, nuclear, petroleum and mining engineering.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Science Degree Icon Associate of Science More information on the Associate of Science Degree

Get a foundation in general education, then gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field.

Completion of an Associate degree usually will not satisfy transfer major requirements. Meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for you.

Estimated Timeline:
2+ years, 60 units

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Certificate of Achievement Icon Certificate of Achievement More information on the Certificate of Achievement

Gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field without completing general education requirements.

Estimated Timeline:
1+ years, 24+ units

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Associate of Science Degree - Engineering Associate of ArtsDegree Icon

31 units + General Education Requirements

The Engineering program provides students with a fundamental knowledge of engineering and familiarizes them with modern engineering design tools and skills. In addition, students will be prepared for engineering internship opportunities or entry-level industrial jobs, through developing skills in areas such as computer drafting, solid modeling, circuit build and design, and problem-solving. Upon completion of this program, students will also have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study.

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Certificate of Achievement - Engineering Certificate of Achievement

31 units

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering principles of design and analysis, and exhibit effective communication skills and ethical behavior as shown through their written work, teamwork, and lab work.

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Resources for Engineering Students

Potential Engineering Career Options

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Job Title Typical Education
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral Degree or More
Sound Engineering Technicians High School Diploma or Less
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians Associates Degree
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists Doctoral Degree or More
Mechanical Engineering Technologists Bachelor's Degree
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists Associates Degree
Industrial Engineering Technologists Bachelor's Degree
Electronics Engineering Technologists Associate Degree
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists Bachelor's Degree
Electrical Engineering Technologists Bachelor's Degree
Automotive Engineering Technicians Associate's Degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians Bachelor's Degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians Some college
Environmental Engineering Technicians Bachelor's Degree
Electrical Engineering Technicians Certificate
Electronics Engineering Technicians Associate's Degree
Civil Engineering Technicians Certificate
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Master's or Professional Degree
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers Bachelor's Degree