Bakersfield College

Engineering Technology

Associate in Science

Cal Poly Pomona; California State University, Sacramento; California State University, Long Beach Engineering technologists and engineering technicians are members of a technical team that also includes scientists, engineers and craftsmen. The members of the technical team perform job functions that are complementary and sometimes overlapping. By virtue of their education, training and interests, engineering technologists and engineering technicians are usually differentiated as follows: An engineering technologist uses applied and basic training in mathematics, science, and engineering classes, engineering methods learned through classes and experience, and developed technical (hands-on) skills in direct support of engineering activities. A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology is required. An engineering technician operates in a support role to aid in design, production, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance.

Under professional direction, the engineering technician conducts tests, trouble shooting and analysis, and other similar projects, or carries out functions such as drafting, surveying, designing and technical sales. An Associate in Science degree or a Certificate of Engineering Technology is required. Bakersfield College offers courses required for two years of engineering technology education. Completion of these courses, called the engineering technology core prepares students either for transfer to the colleges and universities offering bachelor’s degrees in Engineering Technology, or for completion of an Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology. A beginning engineering technology student should have completed high school mathematics through intermediate algebra or MATH BD/MATH B70 at Bakersfield College, one year of high school drafting, and be eligible for ENGL B50.

To Achieve the Associate in Science
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 40 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment as an engineering technologist.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in engineering technology design and product development.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program in engineering technology.

Total Units: 40


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGR B47** Introduction to Engineering and Design 3.0
ENGR B45 Properties of Materials 3.0
ENGR B24 Engineering Graphics and Descriptive Geometry 2.0
CHEM B2A* Introductory General Chemistry 4.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 2.0
PHYS B2A* General Physics-Mechanics and Heat 4.0
PHYS B2b General Physics-Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism, Modern Physics 4.0
MATH B6A* Analytic Geometry/Calculus I 4.0
MATH B6B* Analytic Geometry/Calculus II 4.0
ENGR B19C Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers 3.0

* May be used to also fulfill general education requirements
** Meets student development requirements

Electives — at least 6 units from the following

See counselor or advisor for specific courses in the following areas:

  • Electronics/Electrical Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Manufacturing Processes Technology
  • Welding/Fabrication
  • Industrial Drawing
  • Graphics

The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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