Associate in Science, Emphasis in Engineering

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques Critical course Gateway course 2
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultaneously SB or L 0–3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Recommended: COM100, COM110, or COM230 SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommended: AIS213 or ARH145 or CCS101 or DAH250 or DAH255 or EDU/HUM/STO292 or EDU/ENH/STO294 or ENH110 or ENH112 or ENH114 or ENH190 or ENH241 or ENH255 or ENH259 or ENH260 or ENH280 or ENH/WST284 or ENH/WST285 or ENH295 or HIS203 or HUM209 or HUM214 or HUM260 or MHL145 or MHL155 or MHL204 or REL203 or REL225 or SPH245 or WST209 or any course with the [HU] and [C] designations. HU 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design Critical course 2
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics SQ 4–5
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommended: AIS213 or COM241 or DAH255 or ENG200 or ENG218 or ENH241 or ENH254 or ENH255 or ENH277AE or HUM250 or HUM251 or MHL204 or PHI103 or PHI218 or PHI224 or REL203 or REL205 or REL207 or SLC202 or THE220 or THP241 or any course with both the [HU] and [L] designations. HU 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry Recommend AIS213 or COM241 or DAH255 or ENG200 or ENG218 or ENH241 or ENH254 or ENH255 or ENH277AE or HUM250 or HUM251 or MHL204 or PHI103 or PHI218 or PHI224 or REL203 or REL205 or REL207 or SLC202 or THE220 or THP241 or any course with both the [HU] and [L] designations. L 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT276 or
MAT277
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Recommended: AFR/ASB/CCS202 or AFR203 or AFR204 or AIS/HIS140 or AIS/SOC141 or ASB100 or ASB102 or ASB211 or ASB222 or ASB223 or ASB226 or ASB235 or ASB252 or BHS150 or COM163 or COM263 or ECN160 or ECN213 or ECN250 or GCU102 or GCU/POS113 or GCU121 or GCU122 or GCU141 or GCU221 or HIS100 or HIS101 or HIS102 or HIS103 or HIS104 or HIS105 or HIS106 or HIS109 or HIS113 or HIS114 or HIS145 or HIS173 or HIS201 or HIS203 or HIS204 or HIS209 or HIS241 or HIS242 or HIS273 or HIS277 or IBS109 or IFS210 or POS114 or POS120 or POS125 or POS140 or PSY132 or PSY225 or SBU200 or SOC241 or SOC270 or SSH111 or SWU271 or WST161 or any course with the [SB] and ([G] or [H]) designations. SB 3