Engineering Technology A.S. Degree (09350.AS)

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Widely diversified professional engineering programs are available at California universities. Merced College offers the first two years of engineering to prepare students for transfer at the junior class level into a bachelor’s degree program.

Students must be aware that completion of the course selection does not necessarily satisfy all lower division requirements as specified by the Engineering Liaison Committee. The program is listed in such a way as to permit sufficient flexibility for students transferring to a variety of institutions. Students must work closely with their counselors to assure a smooth transition to the four-year institution of their choice.

Engineering Technology is that part of the technological field which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer.

Engineering Technology prepares the student for junior class standing at California State University at Pomona, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Sacramento, and Northrop Institute of Technology in most specialized fields of engineering technology. This program leads to a Bachelor’s in Science Degree and classification as an engineering technologist.

The Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology is available for students who meet the graduation requirements and complete the following required courses, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course in the degree and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, mechanical, and electrical principles required in engineering analyses.

B. Analyze data to make engineering problem decisions.

C. Identify candidate materials based on composition and structure.

D. Demonstrate proficiency in analytical problem solving skills.

E. Use appropriate technology in a variety of engineering problems.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (36 Units)


CHEM-04A General Chemistry I


CPSC-06 Programming Concepts & Methodology I (3)
CPSC-14 C++ Programming (3)
ENGR-14 C++ Programming (3)


ENGR-18 Electrical Circuits Analysis


ENGR-45 Engineering Materials


MATH-04A Calculus I


MATH-04B Calculus II


MATH-04C Multivariable Calculus


PHYS-04A Physics I


PHYS-04B Physics II


Total: (36 Units)

Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)

Double Counting (-6 units)

Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (7 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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