Engineering - General

What will I learn in this program?

The two-year Associate in Science Degree in Engineering assists students in developing the skills to design functional products and systems based upon a foundation formed from engineering, physical science, and mathematics course work.  Graduates pursue rewarding careers in a professional environment with good employment and advancement opportunities.  Graduates generally transfer to four-year institutions as juniors where they can major in computer, electrical, electronics, mechanical, civil, industrial, chemical, manufacturing or other engineering programs.  The degree program is based upon the recommendation of the Engineering Liaison Committee which represents the University of California, California State Universities, private universities, and community college engineering schools and departments.  

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Civil Engineering Technicians


Average Growth

Mechanical Engineering Technicians


Average Growth

Civil Engineers


Average Growth

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

Beginning courses in engineering require one-year high school courses in algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry, chemistry, physics, and mechanical drawing and a half-year course in trigonometry.  The equivalents to these courses may be taken at City College.

Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Associate in Science Degree in Engineering

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?
Engineering Department
Science Building, Room 148
(415) 239-3505