Engineering Fundamentals, Certificate of Achievement

The Engineering Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement combines a solid grounding in the basic principles that underly all engineering disciplines with a choice of electives that provide pathways to work experience or further study leading to the Engineering Certificate of Achievement or Associate in Science Degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to investigate phenomena in the natural world and use concepts, experiments, and/or theory to explain them.
  • Use the engineering method to solve technical problems or create products or processes.
  • Analyze and evaluate complex issues or problems, draw reasoned conclusions and/or generate solutions, and effectively communicate their results.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ENGR 1AIntroduction to Engineering3
MATH 20ACalculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 20BCalculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 3AScience and Engineering Physics I4
Select two courses from the following:3-9
General Chemistry I
Engineering Work Experience
Programming Methods I: Java
Programming Methods I.5: C and C++
Design and Prototyping
Engineering Design Graphics
Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB
Total Units18-24

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.