Engineering Associate Degree Program

The curriculum in the Engineering Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of classical mechanics (Newtonian mechanics).
  • Use Newtonian mechanics to solve structural problems in a static environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of material properties when solving static equilibrium problems.


Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

Course ID Title Units
First Year
CHEM 1A* General Chemistry 5
CHEM 1B* General Chemistry 5
CS 1A Introduction to Computer Science 3
MATH 3A* Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3B* Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
PHYS 4A* General Physics 5
Second Year
MATH 3C* Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 24* Elementary Differential Equations 4
MATH 26* Introduction to Linear Algebra 4
PHYS 4B* General Physics 5
PHYS 4C* General Physics 5
Total Units for the Major 51

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in the college catalog.

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to and to the transfer institution's
catalog for transfer requirements.

Chair of Engineering
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Office: SCI 114
Phone: (949) 582-4815