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.
- 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.
- 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
Engineering & Computer Science Department Faculty
Engineering, Computer Science and all STEM Fields
Patricia Dueck has been an advisor for STEM since 2005. She holds a Masters of Science in Mathematics from NAU and teaches some of the mathematics courses needed for Engineering and Computer Science Majors. Fall 2015, she can be found in the advisement center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Drop by and get your education plan completed today! Courses Taught: MAT 082, 092, 122, 150, 182, 187, 220, 230, 240, 276, 212
Engineering, Computer Science
Robert Pham received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He has conducted research on behalf of NMSU, TTUHSC, and Johns Hopkins APL. Courses Taught: MAT 091, ECE 102, ECE 103, CSC 120
Cody Anderson studied Environmental Engineering (B.S.E., 2011) and Hydrosystems Engineering (M.S., 2013) at Arizona State University. In 2014, Cody helped lay the foundations for the engineering program at SCC. His passion is providing future engineers the skills needed to solve a problem and communicate the solution, and the heart for serving others with their work. Courses Taught: ECE102, ECE103, ECE211/212 MAT120, MAT082
Bill Johnson holds BS, MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University. He worked 35+ years in industry, specializing in microelectronics research. He worked at AT&T Bell Labs, IBM Yorktown Research, Motorola, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. Bill founded the SCC Robotics Program. There are two thrusts for this program:
- an Outreach Program in which SCC students teach robotics to kids at local schools and other organizations;
- an SCC team that participates at various robotics competitions.
Students pursuing a degree in Engineering can take up to 64 transferred credits to any of the 3 major Universities in Arizona. It is recommended that students meet with a SCC advisor to ensure that the appropriate courses for transfer are met.
Arizona State University
ASU offers a personalized experience to immerse yourself in your studies and engage with community partners that provide internships, research and clinical practice. ASU is a Maricopa Community Colleges University Partner and accepts Maricopa Transferable Credits as well as Degrees. Use the resource below to choose the correct courses for a transfer to ASU.
- List of Engineering Majors and Course Plans - Browse through the list of majors and click on the Course Plan link that pertains to you to see courses.
University of Arizona
University of Arizona Offers the Bridge Program is a partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and the University of Arizona (UA) designed to help you earn degrees. UA is a Maricopa Community Colleges University Partner and accepts Maricopa Transferable Credits as well as Degrees. Use the resource below to choose the correct courses for a transfer to UA.
- List of Engineering Majors - Majors will be listed under the Degrees Offered tab within the University of Arizona site. Once a degree has been chosen, click the Four-Year Plan tab to see courses.