Welcome to SMC's Engineering Program
SMC offers a selection of transferable courses in engineering, including an introduction
to the field of engineering, computer aided drafting (CAD), as well as statics and
dynamics, and circuit analysis courses. Students can earn a Certificate of Achievement
or an Associate in Science Degree in Engineering.
Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research
and develop economical solutions to practical technical problems. Their work is the
link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Engineers design
products, the machinery to build those products, the factories in which those products
are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the product and efficiency of
the workforce and manufacturing process. There are a variety of engineering fields:
electrical, mechanical, civil, industrial, aeronautical, chemical, materials, nuclear,
petroleum, and mining engineering.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students
planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses
completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university.
Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science Degree - Engineering
31 units + General Education Requirements
The Engineering program provides students with a fundamental knowledge of engineering
and familiarizes them with modern engineering design tools and skills. In addition,
students will be prepared for engineering internship opportunities or entry-level
industrial jobs, through developing skills in areas such as computer drafting, solid
modeling, circuit build and design, and problem-solving. Upon completion of this program,
students will also have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared
for upper-division baccalaureate study.
Certificate of Achievement - Engineering
Certificate of Achievement - Introduction to Engineering
The Engineering Certificate program exposes students to the broad field of engineering
and modern engineering design tools and skills. In addition, students will be prepared
for engineering internship opportunities, through developing skills in areas such
as solid modeling, engineering build and design, and problem-solving. Upon completion
of the program, students will demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering principles
of design and analysis, and exhibit effective communication skills and ethical behavior
as shown through their written work, teamwork, and lab work.
Resources for Engineering Students
Potential Career Options
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