Explore your interest in engineering through a wide variety of courses as you earn your associate’s degree for transfer to a four-year college.

Engineering Pathway

The Engineering program at Pierce College is primarily a transfer program aimed at preparing students with the skills and knowledge needed to transfer to a four-year college with junior status.

Engineering students at Pierce have access to a wide variety of classes and disciplines ranging from chemistry to technical writing to thermodynamics and physics.

Engineering Majors

The following courses are recommended for engineering majors:

  • CHEM& 161 and 162: General chemistry with lab I and II
  • ENGL& 235: Technical writing
  • ENGR 101: Intro to engineering
  • ENGR& 114: Engineering graphics (CAD)
  • ENGR 142: Computer programming, C++ for beginners
  • ENGR& 214: Statistics
  • ENGR& 215: Dynamics
  • ENGR& 224: Thermodynamics
  • ENGR& 225: Mechanics of materials
  • MATH& 151-153: Calculus I, II, and III
  • MATH 205: Linear algebra
  • MATH 224: Multivariate calculus
  • MATH 238: Differential equations
  • PHYS& 221-223: Engineering physics I, II, and III

Apply to Pierce College

Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.


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