Catalog 2019-20

Engineering

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Engineering - Civil/Mechanical Option

Pre-Professional Transfer Opportunities CRC's program provides the foundation in mathematics, physics, and engineering necessary to transfer to a university and complete a bachelor's degree in engineering. Engineering involves the application of scientific and mathematical principles needed to solve practical technical problems. Although the first two years of engineering courses for all engineering degrees are similar, students should consult the lower division requirements of the institution to which they wish to transfer. Highlights include: * Challenging and rewarding classes that transfer to four-year universities * A Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program Note to Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree. When choosing whether to take the suggested electives, check university requirements; these courses may be required at some universities..

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming  (4) 41
ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices 3
ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 420 Statics 3
ENGR 412 Properties of Materials 4
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4
PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism 4
Total Units: 49

1Check specific university requirements before choosing a course

Career Information

Aerospace Engineer; Architectural Engineer; Chemical Engineer; Civil Engineer; Computer Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer, and other types of engineers Most career options require a B.S. degree.

A.S. in Engineering - Electrical/Computer Option

Pre-Professional Transfer Opportunities CRC's program provides the foundation in mathematics, physics, and engineering necessary to transfer to a university and complete a bachelor's degree in engineering. Engineering involves the application of scientific and mathematical principles needed to solve practical technical problems. Although the first two years of engineering courses for all engineering degrees are similar, students should consult the lower division requirements of the institution to which they wish to transfer. Highlights include: * Challenging and rewarding classes that transfer to four-year universities * A Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program Note to Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree. When choosing whether to take the suggested electives, check university requirements; these courses may be required at some universities..

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming  (4) 4
ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices 3
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4
PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism 4
Total Units: 39

Career Information

Aerospace Engineer; Architectural Engineer; Chemical Engineer; Civil Engineer; Computer Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer, and other types of engineers Most career options require a B.S. degree.

A.S. in General Science

Areas of Study include: • Physical Anthropology • Astronomy • Biology • Chemistry • Engineering • Physical Geography • Geology • Physics Eighteen (18) units of transfer level course work in science is required. Two laboratory courses must be included: one in the physical sciences and one in the biological sciences. Courses may be selected from astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical geography, physical anthropology, and physics. The student, in consultation with a counselor, should choose science courses to meet his or her program, transfer, or general education requirements. Students interested in transferring to a four-year university with a science major are encouraged to complete a science AS or AS-T degree such as Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, or Physics. This General Science degree may not include the majors-level transfer courses needed for many science majors. Students are strongly recommended to see a counselor for guidance.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
ANTH 300 Biological Anthropology  (3)
  and ANTH 301 Biological Anthropology Laboratory  (1)
BIOL 307 Biology of Organisms  (4)
BIOL 310 General Biology  (4)
BIOL 400 Principles of Biology  (5)
BIOL 410 Principles of Botany  (5)
BIOL 420 Principles of Zoology  (5)
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology  (5)
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology  (5)
BIOL 440 General Microbiology  (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ASTR 400 Astronomy Laboratory  (1)
  and ASTR 300 Introduction to Astronomy  (3)
CHEM 300 Beginning Chemistry  (4)
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 306 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 322 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory  (1)
  and CHEM 321 Environmental Chemistry  (3)
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I  (5)
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II  (5)
CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I  (5)
CHEM 421 Organic Chemistry II  (5)
GEOG 301 Physical Geography Laboratory  (1)
  and GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems  (3)
GEOL 301 Physical Geology Laboratory  (1)
  and GEOL 300 Physical Geology  (3)
GEOL 306 Earth Science Laboratory  (1)
  and GEOL 305 Earth Science  (3)
GEOL 311 Historical Geology Laboratory  (1)
  and GEOL 310 Historical Geology  (3)
ENGR 304 How Things Work  (3)
PHYS 350 General Physics  (4)
PHYS 360 General Physics  (4)
PHYS 370 Introductory Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics  (5)
PHYS 380 Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics  (5)
PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids  (4)
PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism  (4)
PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics  (4)
A minimum of 11 units from the following: 111
ANTH 300 Biological Anthropology  (3)
ANTH 301 Biological Anthropology Laboratory  (1)
ASTR 300 Introduction to Astronomy  (3)
ASTR 400 Astronomy Laboratory  (1)
BIOL 300 The Foundations of Biology  (3)
BIOL 307 Biology of Organisms  (4)
BIOL 310 General Biology  (4)
BIOL 342 The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health  (3)
BIOL 350 Environmental Biology  (3)
BIOL 352 Conservation Biology  (3)
BIOL 390 Natural History Field Study  (0.5 - 4)
BIOL 400 Principles of Biology  (5)
BIOL 410 Principles of Botany  (5)
BIOL 420 Principles of Zoology  (5)
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology  (5)
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology  (5)
BIOL 440 General Microbiology  (4)
BIOL 462 Genetics in Contemporary Human Society  (3)
CHEM 300 Beginning Chemistry  (4)
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 306 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry  (5)
CHEM 321 Environmental Chemistry  (3)
CHEM 322 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory  (1)
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I  (5)
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II  (5)
CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I  (5)
CHEM 421 Organic Chemistry II  (5)
ENGR 304 How Things Work  (3)
GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems  (3)
GEOG 301 Physical Geography Laboratory  (1)
GEOG 305 Global Climate Change  (3)
GEOG 306 Weather and Climate  (3)
GEOL 300 Physical Geology  (3)
GEOL 301 Physical Geology Laboratory  (1)
GEOL 305 Earth Science  (3)
GEOL 306 Earth Science Laboratory  (1)
GEOL 310 Historical Geology  (3)
GEOL 311 Historical Geology Laboratory  (1)
GEOL 330 Introduction to Oceanography  (3)
GEOL 390 Field Studies in Geology  (1 - 4)
PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics  (3)
PHYS 350 General Physics  (4)
PHYS 360 General Physics  (4)
PHYS 370 Introductory Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics  (5)
PHYS 380 Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics  (5)
PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids  (4)
PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism  (4)
PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics  (4)
Total Units: 18

1Courses used in A or B above will not count towards C, except units exceeding the 4 or 3 unit minimum in A and B. For example, a student completing the 5 unit CHEM 309 under B could apply 2 of those units towards C. A total of 18 science units is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

explain the core perspectives of the scientific method and apply it to at least one scientific discipline. (SLO 1)

solve introductory problems of a conceptual and/or numerical nature of at least one scientific discipline. (SLO 2)

accurately apply the basic vocabulary and concepts of at least one scientific discipline verbally and in writing. (SLO 3)

recognize the use and misuse of scientific concepts in society including politics and the media. (SLO 4)

Engineering (ENGR) Courses

ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide students with information to evaluate the engineering profession as a personal career choice. Students will explore the branches of engineering and the different types of work that engineers do. Participants will investigate personal characteristics which contribute to being happy and successful engineers, and will examine their own traits. They will learn what preparation is needed and strategies for successful completion. Course participants will appreciate the role of engineers in society and understand the responsibilities of engineers in their service to society.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 – DESCRIBE ASPECTS OF ENGINEERING AS A PROFESSION

ENGR 304 How Things Work

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MATH 100

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course covers how everyday things and technologies operate and is designed primarily for non-science students or anyone interested in learning about technology. The basic scientific principles behind the technology will be explored. Systems studied will include mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and others. Students will gain hands-on experience with basic machines and technologies during lab.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

APPLY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MODERN TECHNOLOGY WORKS AND IS DEVELOPED. (SLO 1)

ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Completion of MATH 110 or high school geometry with a grade of C or better; and MATH 120 with a grade of C or better.

Transferable: CSU; UC

Students will learn the graphical tools needed to develop and communicate engineering ideas. They will learn to represent objects in technical drawings (orthographic projection). Students will create drawings using computer aided drafting software (two-dimensional). They will solve civil engineering problems using grade, bearing, scales, topographical maps, and plan and profile views. Students will use three-dimensional solid modeling software to create models of mechanical objects from which they will make drawings. Students will learn the steps in engineering design, and will complete a design project which will culminate in detail and assembly drawings. This course is primarily for Mechanical and Civil Engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - CREATE AND USE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS USING TWO DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE

ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHYS 421 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide engineering students with circuit analysis concepts and applications that will be of value in any engineering field as well as a solid foundation for electrical engineering and related majors. The course includes the analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, and independent and dependent voltage and current sources. Many analysis techniques will be applied to DC and AC circuits. Differential equations will be used to find the transient response of circuits. Power calculations will be performed on both DC and AC circuits, including an introduction to three-phase AC power. This course is required for most engineering Bachelors of Science degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - ANALYZE ELECTRIC CIRCUITS FOR DC, TRANSIENT, AND AC VOLTAGE AND CURRENT RESPONSES

ENGR 412 Properties of Materials

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This is an introductory course on the relationship of the internal structure of materials to their properties. Topics include crystalline structure, imperfections, phases and phase diagrams, steels and non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, and corrosion. Students will apply the concepts in laboratory activities and will use typical materials testing equipment and analysis techniques. This course is required for CRC's A.S.-Engineering, Civil/Mechanical Engineering option degree, and many university engineering B.S. degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: RELATE THE PROPERTIES OF A MATERIAL TO ITS STRUCTURE ON A SUB-MICROSCOPIC SCALE.

ENGR 420 Statics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGR 130

This course covers analysis of two and three dimensional force systems for bodies in static equilibrium. Vector and scalar analysis methods address forces acting on rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines. Students will calculate internal forces in members and will create shear and bending moment diagrams for beams. Friction problems will include slipping vs tipping. Students will learn methods to calculate centroids and moments of inertia for bodies that are combinations of simple geometric shapes. This course is required for most engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - REDUCE SYSTEMS OF FORCES TO ONE EQUIVALENT FORCE, OR ONE FORCE AND ONE COUPLE.

ENGR 495 Independent Studies in Engineering

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

ENGR 498 Work Experience in Engineering

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Engineering.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

Full-time Faculty

Eric Anderson
Office: SCI 412
Phone: (916) 691-7361
E-mail: AndersE@crc.losrios.edu

Engineering involves the application of scientific and mathematical principles used in design and in the solution of practical technical problems. CRC’s program provides the foundation in mathematics, physics, and engineering necessary to transfer to a university and complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. However, because the lower division requirements of universities vary, the student should check the transfer university’s catalog to be sure he/she meets its specific requirements. See a CRC counselor for assistance.