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Engineering Associate in Science

Program Details

The Engineering Associate in Science Degree, 60 units total, 33 units in the major, is designed to lay the foundation in mathematics and physics needed for transfer to a broad range of engineering programs, while providing flexibility to tailor additional course of study to a particular 4-year degree program. Students will apply the scientific method to physics and engineering problems, as well as analyze and use basic engineering problem solving methods. Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school.

Students must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to demonstrate math and physics preparation for upper division Engineering courses; apply the scientific method to physics and engineering problems; analyze and use basic engineering problem solving methods required in various engineering disciplines; and perform hands-on laboratory and/or field experiments of all Engineering classes safely.


Graduates of accredited high schools; or have the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) certificate or the General Education Development (GED) certificate; or be 18 years of age or older and able to benefit from the college's instructional programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cerro Coso Community College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)