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The Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College is designed for those who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on mechanical technology in an applied setting. The emphasis is on Mechanical Engineering applications and developing an understanding of how engineering, technology and manufacturing principles are applied in practice. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in mathematics, critical thinking, problem solving, and engineering design, as well as skills in manufacturing, fabrication, and welding so that students are able to adapt to the ever-changing modern industrial workplace. Graduates of the program may assume employment as mechanical technicians, mechanical technologists, stationary engineers, or in other applied engineering fields and collaborate with scientists, engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals. Students may also choose to continue their education towards a degree in a related engineering discipline.
Hear what people are saying about the Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College:
"One of the best parts of this program is it’s connection with the lab (LLNL). It’s clear that they are really invested in the welfare of the students and that they want us to be successful as technologists in the field"
– David Escarcega, Engineering Tech Student
"Because the program is set up with a cohort model, it provides us with the opportunity to have an amazing comradery with one another and to support one another through both personal and academic challenges."
– Destiny Goddu, Engineering Tech Student
Background for Offering this AS Degree
Las Positas College and its partners (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Ames, and the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board) have developed a program in Engineering Technology specifically to meet local demand for high-skilled workers in the field of engineering technology, and to expand economic development in the East Bay.
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LPC Program Coordinator - STEM
Alejandra Quezada Sermeno
ETLC Student Assistant