Getting Started in Engineering

Engineering Program Objectives

As a student in the Engineering program, you will acquire the following knowledge and skills upon successful completion of the courses:

  • Employ general principles, theories, concepts, and/or formulas in the solution of problems.
  • Conduct an experimental procedure, use laboratory materials properly and safely, carefully note observations in a laboratory notebook, and describe the procedure clearly for others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering profession.
  • Participate effectively as team members in group projects: working cooperatively with others, accepting diverse views, encouraging active participation of others, dealing productively with conflict, and taking leadership roles as the need arises to accomplish the group’s objective.

Male and female students work together on class project.

Engineering Degree and Certificate

Below you will information on degrees and certificates offered by Ohlone which will prepare you to transfer to a four year institution for a bachelor’s degree, or begin a technical career. Also see the Transfer Information for Engineering Majors, where you can find tools that show you the exact classes you need to enroll in for computer and industrial engineering majors, as well as links to transferring colleges.

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Engineering A.S. Degree (PDF) - Designed to prepare students for studying engineering at most universities. The core courses required in the Associate in Science in Engineering will fulfill the lower division requirements for most campuses of the UC and CSU systems. This program will enable students to develop a strong foundation in engineering, physics, and mathematics. Furthermore, the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this program will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math. Review the 2-year and 3-year Curriculum Guides for Associate in Science in Engineering (PDF).

Certificates of Accomplishment

  • Engineering Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Demonstrates that the student has completed classes that serve as a beginning foundation for a career in engineering. These courses emphasize the application of scientific and mathematical principles to solving practical problems.
  • Engineering / Manufacturing Technician Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF) - Prepares students for a career as a technician in a variety of manufacturing and technical capacities, including electronics assembly, QA/QC, construction, medical devices, energy/environmental industry (i.e., solar energy), semi conductor, computer manufacturing, computer networking, general manufacturing, biotechnology automation, engineering consulting, telecommunications, etc.

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

Apply for a Degree or Certificates

Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.

Related Information at Ohlone

Engineering Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

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  • ENGI-101 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGI/CNET-114 How Technology Works
  • ENGI-115 Engineering Graphics and Design
  • ENGI-120 Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • ENGI-130 Electric Circuit Analysis
  • ENGI-135/CNET-115 Introduction to Robotics and Automated Systems
  • ENGI-140 Materials Engineering

Completion Requirements: Grades of C and above are required in courses intended to be transferred for credit to a baccalaureate degree-granting college/university.

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Students work together on class project.

Transfer Information for Engineering Majors

The Engineering Pathways website presents plans to follow to earn a Computer Engineering or Industrial Engineering degree.

Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution.

The following California State University and University of California offer majors in Engineering and/or related fields. The campuses that offer the major are identified next to each major name. Select a campus abbreviation next to a major to get more information about that major through the ASSIST online student transfer information system.

A partial listing is below or view complete listing of Engineering majors.

  • Aerospace Engineering B.S. (UCI, UCLA)
  • Bioengineering B.S. (UCLA)
  • Bioengineering B.S. (UCM)
  • Bioengineering/Material Science and Engineering B.S. (UCB)

Go to to explore information about majors and courses. Please visit the Counseling Department and Transfer Center for assistance with transfer information, degrees, applications and more.

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