About the Engineering Department

The Engineering Department at Ohlone College under the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division offers lower-division engineering or pre-engineering program that allows students to complete their lower-division requirements and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their upper-division engineering requirements for a baccalaureate degree program in engineering disciplines such as Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, Aeronautical, Computer engineering, etc.

Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.

– ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)

Ohlone College also offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in engineering. Review academic requirements in the Catalog.

Role of Community Colleges in Engineering Education

Many engineering graduates started their engineering study at community college, and then transferred to a four year institution to complete their B.S. degree in engineering.

The California Community College system of two-year public institutions, composed of 109 colleges statewide organized into 72 districts, serves more than 2.5 million students and represents the largest system of higher education in the world.

Ohlone College is a part of the Ohlone Community College District with campuses in Fremont and Newark, as well as the virtual campus of online course offerings. In 2005-2006, the District served six high schools, two continuation high schools, two adults schools, and the Regionl Occupational Program, and more than 12,000 students. Ohlone is proud of its role in the community college system - both in the United States and California - and honored to be able to provide its students with a quality educational experience.

Department Activities

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