Engineering Technology Community
Engineering Technology Learning Community (ETLC)
About Learning Communities
Las Positas College learning communities focus on helping students reach their educational goals. Each learning community combines a series of core classes that students take as a cohort with fellow students. Students who join a learning community focus on success and receive some of the following support services. Each learning community program may vary in the specific support services provided.
Learning community support services include:
- Dedicated counselors.
- Access to mentors.
- College tours.
- Guidance for transferring to four-year universities.
- Career exploration and professional development workshops.
- Education planning.
- Cohort classes.
- Supportive staff, faculty, and classmates.
The Engineering Technology program at Las Positas College is a two-year degree pathway resulting in an Associate of Science (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 cohort-based learning model also delivers integrated career-readiness and support services.
Internship Information (currently on hold due to COVID-19) - Will update as soon as we know.
Eligible students typically participate in an 8-week summer internship featuring valuable worksite activities, tours, hands-on training, and job-shadowing opportunities at a local engineering company or national laboratory. Graduates of the program may be employed as mechanical technicians, mechanical technologists, or in other applied engineering fields. Student veterans interested in the Engineering Technology program and benefits and services for Veterans, contact the Veterans First Program.