There are four main branches of engineering—mechanical, chemical, civil, and electrical—with dozens of sub-disciplines under each branch. Regardless of the particular discipline, engineering means solving real-world problems by applying math and science. This includes designing, implementing, testing, and supervising both products and services, while considering efficiency, cost, safety, and reliability.

Engineers require a diverse set of skills, including communication, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, life-long learning, time management, computer proficiency, and a mastery of the basics (science, math). Is it important for engineers to get to the right numbers? Yes, but it is more important that they know what the numbers mean and how to communicate them.

Engineering students at SCC will find themselves working on a variety of design projects (wiring circuits, 3D-printing balloon cars, writing code, optimizing rocket stoves, building truss bridges, etc.). These projects will take knowledge they learned in other fundamental courses and apply it to achieve an efficient solution to a problem. The ECE/CSC Open Lab allows students to work on these projects alongside students from other disciplines, while receiving guidance from professors.

Program Code

7200 Associate of Science (AS), Pre-Majors/Transfer to ASU with MAPP program (please see advisor for more information)
8600 Associate of Science (AS), Pre-Majors/Transfer

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Program Contacts

Dr. Donna Slaughter, Division Chair
Office: CM-425
Phone: (480) 423-6123

Patricia Dueck, Program Advisor
Office: CM-429
Phone: (480) 423-6594

Cody Anderson, Department Coordinator - Engineering
Office: CM-417
Phone: (480) 423-6775

Department Office
Office CM-404
Phone: (480) 423-6581

Learning Opportunities
  • Guest speakers each semester
  • Tours of ASU research labs (ISTB4)
  • Tours of ASU solar power research lab
  • TGEN internships
  • NASA internships
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Tours of Fender Musical Instruments
  • Other Industry Internships