Civil Engineering

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Civil Engineers plan, design, construct, and manage a wide range of physical systems related to public works and private enterprises.  Examples include structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, transportation systems, water and water treatment systems, and environmental engineering projects.

Associate in Science Degree Information

The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering. Completion of the Associate in Science degree should qualify the student to transfer at the upper division level to an engineering program at a four-year institution. The degree has a common engineering core requirement as well as specific field requirements. The specific field requirements do vary depending on the four-year institution to which the student will transfer. Thus, requirements for specific universities should be checked before selecting specific field courses.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • solve problems by applying knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, differential equations and linear algebra.
  • solve problems by applying knowledge of science including chemistry and physics.
  • use technology to enhance their productivity.
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve basic civil engineering problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of an engineer and how engineering solutions can impact society.
  • communicate thoughts in both written and oral forms to team members and larger audiences.
  • seek transfer at the junior level into a Civil Engineering program at a four-year institution.

The Engineering, Civil Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.