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About the Program
The Engineering Transfer program at Las Positas College is designed to prepare students to transfer to an engineering major at a four-year institution. The transfer program includes rigorous coursework from several different departments, including Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Although students study general engineering majors at Las Positas, students transfer to specific engineering departments at four-year institutions.
The Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College is a two-year degree pathway resulting in an A.S. in Engineering Technology. This cohort-based learning community is designed as a strong local employment pathway for military veterans and others who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on mechanical technology in an applied setting. Students receive foundational training in engineering, mathematics, physics, and welding, and develop skills in manufacturing and fabrication, problem-solving, and critical thinking. An accelerated mathematics sequence advances students from intermediate algebra to calculus-readiness in one year.
The Learning Community model also delivers integrated career-readiness and support services. Eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship or work experience featuring valuable worksite activities, tours, hands-on training, and job-shadowing opportunities at a local engineering company or national laboratory. Graduates of the Engineering Technology program may be employed as mechanical technicians, mechanical technologists, or in other applied engineering fields.
Veterans interested in the Engineering Technology program and benefits and services for Veterans, contact Evelyn Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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About the Degree
The Certificate of Achievement in Civil/Mechanical Engineering is offered to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution as a Civil or Mechanical engineering major. The core courses required for this degree will fulfill many of the lower division requirements for most campuses in the UC and CSU systems. This program will enable students to develop a strong foundational understanding in engineering, physics and mathematics that will be essential as they continue on the engineering pathway. In addition, students will benefit from hands-on laboratory experiences in their engineering and science courses allowing them to learn by doing. The LPC Civil/Mechanical Engineering certificate is intended for transfer. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor early on and refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution to determine specific major requirements required for transfer since they can vary from university to university.
Preparation for entry level jobs in Civil and Mechanical Engineering generally require a bachelor’s degree in the respective discipline. Civil Engineers design, construct, manage and maintain facilities essential to modern life including buildings, highways, transit hubs, and water systems. Th ey can also work in the construction, environmental and geotechnical industries. Civil Engineers are often employed by local municipalities, consulting firms or large scale construction companies. Mechanical Engineers design, develop, build and test mechanical tools, engines and a wide variety of other equipment. They can work in almost any industry using tools such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) to design everything from a robot used in automotive manufacturing to a more efficient jet engine.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Civil/Mechanical Engineering, students are able to apply fundamental principles from mathematics, science and engineering to solve a civil/mechanical engineering-related problem.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Civil/Mechanical Engineering, students are able to set up appropriate laboratory equipment, collect and analyze civil/mechanical data, draw conclusions, and clearly communicate results.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Civil/Mechanical Engineering,
students are able to use a variety of technological tools to solve civil/mechanical
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Updated: July 2022