Porterville College


Engineering (AS)

The Associate of Science in Engineering is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.S. degree in any field of Engineering. The intent of the program is to assist students in transferring to an Engineering degree program in the UC/CSU system. Students who pursue an Engineering degree enjoy a wealth of career opportunities in such fields as Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes: Explain engineering ethical principles and standards; Explain engineering ethical principles and standards; apply the engineering design process to design projects; apply appropriate engineering analysis techniques for engineering applications; legibly and effectively communicate engineering solutions to others, whether the audience members are engineers or not.

The Associate in Science degree in Engineering may be awarded to students who complete the Porterville College Graduation Requirements for an Associate in Arts degree through any of the three general education patterns (the Porterville College General Education checklist, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum), including major requirements that include:

Required Core Courses (27 units):

ENGR P110 – Introduction to Engineering 2 units

MATH P103 – Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry 4 units

MATH P104 – Calculus 2 with Analytic Geometry 4 units

MATH P205 – Calculus 3 with Analytic Geometry 4 units

MATH P207 – Ordinary Differential Equations 4 units

OR MATH P206 – Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5 units

PHYS P104A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

PHYS P104B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

Elective Courses (12 units)

CHEM P101A – General Chemistry I 5 units

ENGR P120 – Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers 4 units

ENGR P260 – Circuits Analysis 3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  • PC General Education Pattern
  • IGETC Pattern
  • CSU General Education Pattern

Required Major Total: 38-40 units

Completion of IGETC: 35 – 49 units (Possible Double Counting: 8 – 9 units)

Total Units 75-76

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