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Engineering Sciences

Welcome to the Engineering and Computer Science Department

Our goal is to prepare every student who completes this program and transfers to a university as a junior engineering student for the rigors of a university engineering program.

Student Goals
  • To acquire the knowledge, skills, and course credits for most of the first two years toward a baccalaureate degree in engineering. The remaining course work can be completed at one of the state universities in Arizona or out-of-state.
  • To upgrade skills or to prepare for transfer on a full-time or part-time basis.
Acquired Skills
  • Gain effective verbal and written communications skills that enable the student to work in a team environment.
  • Gain computer applications skills
  • Gain science and mathematics skills. Engineering is the application of these skills to the solution of practical problems.
  • Gain teaming skills required in today's engineering work environment.
  • Gain introductory engineering design experience.
Career Challenges for Engineers

Engineers work in leadership roles to provide practical solutions to many problems facing society. Examples of career challenges include:

  • Increased demand of high quality and safety in products
  • International competition requiring rapid advancement of technology and lower costs.
  • Disposal of waste without polluting the environment.
  • Safe disposal and/or recycling of worn-out or obsolete products
  • Conservation of dwindling natural resources