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Mechanical Engineering UC Pathway
Certificate of Achievement
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.
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About the Degree
The Certificate of Achievement in Mechanical Engineering UC Pathway degree is offered to prepare students to transfer a school in the University of California system as a Mechanical Engineering major. 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 Mechanical Engineering certificate is intended for transfer to the University of California system. 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. Finally, because this program is a high-unit major, counselors can also assist in determining appropriate general education courses to complete the degree requirements. If interested in transferring to a CSU or other university not in the UC system as an Mechanical Engineering major, please see the Associates of Science or Certificate of Achievement in Civil/Mechanical Engineering.
This program provides a solid foundation for those who want to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering which is generally required for entry level mechanical engineering jobs. This program also prepares students for entry level jobs to 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 Mechanical Engineering UC Pathway, students are able to apply fundamental principles from mathematics, science and engineering to solve a mechanical engineering-related problem.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Mechanical Engineering UC Pathway, students are able to set up appropriate laboratory equipment, collect and analyze mechanical engineering data, draw conclusions, and clearly communicate results.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Mechanical Engineering UC Pathway,
students are able to use a variety of technological tools to solve mechanical engineering
|CHEM 1A General College Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 1B General College Chemistry II||5|
|CS 1 Computing Fundamentals I||4|
|ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering||2|
|ENGR 23 Engineering Graphics||3|
|ENGR 35 Statics||3|
|ENGR 44 Introduction to Circuit Analysis||4|
|MATH 1 Calculus I||5|
|MATH 2 Calculus II||5|
|MATH 3 Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH 5 Ordinary Differential Equations||3.5|
|MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra||3.5|
|PHYS 1A General Physics I||5|
|PHYS 1B General Physics II||5|
|PHYS 1C General Physics III||5|
Updated: July 2022