Bakersfield College


Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree

The Engineering Technology program at Bakersfield College is designed for those who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on technology in an applied setting. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in mathematics, critical thinking, problem solving, and engineering design, as well as strong technical skills so that students can adapt to the ever-changing modern industrial workplace. Upon completion of the required core classes engineering technology students select elective classes from an engineering discipline (or combination of disciplines) of interest – architectural, civil, industrial drawing, mechanical, electrical/electronics, or occupational safety.

Graduates of associate degree programs seek employment as engineering technicians. Graduates of bachelor degree programs are referred to as technologists and can earn a Professional Engineers license in the state of California. Engineering technicians and technologists serve as members of the engineering team and engage in the management, design, production, assembly, quality control and sales activities in their respective fields.

Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, and the California Maritime Academy each have bachelor’s degree programs in engineering technology. Students interested in transferring should meet with a Bakersfield College counselor and plan the courses required for transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Solve technical engineering problems by applying design and engineering process methodologies.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • Communicate engineering design solutions effectively through individual and cooperative group efforts including speaking, writing, presentation, and the use of various design graphics and technical software.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degree

Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a ‘C’ grade or higher in each course required, the student will be awarded an Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Total Units: 38-40

Required Courses (24-26 units)

Course # Name Units
CHEM B2A Introductory General Chemistry
CHEM B1A General Chemistry I 5.0
ENGR B19C Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers
ENGR B20 Programming & Problem Solving in MATLAB 3.0
ENGR B24 Engineering Graphics 3.0
ENGR B47 Introduction to Engineering 2.0
MATH B6A Descriptive Geometry / Calculus I 4.0
PHYS B2A General Physics - Mechanics and Heat
PHYS B4A Mechanics and Wave Motion 4.0
PHYS B2B General Physics - Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism, Modern Physics
PHYS B4B Heat, Electricity, Magnetism 4.0

Electives (14 units)

Choose a combination to total at least 14 units.

Architectural Electives

Course # Name Units
ARCH B30 Residential Building Information Modeling 4.0
ARCH B33 Architectural Computer Practice 3.0
ARCH B55 Residential Building Codes 3.0
ARCH B56 Commercial Codes 3.0
ARCH B6 Materials of Construction 3.0

Civil Electives

Course # Name Units
CNST B2 Estimating and Scheduling 3.0
ENGR B40 Surveying 3.0
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
INDR B20B Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
INDR B52 Civil Drafting and Geographic Information Systems 3.0

Electronics/Electrical Electives

Course # Name Units
ELET B1A Basic Electronics (DC) 3.0
ELET B1B Electronic Circuits (AC and Analog) 3.0
ELET B3 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B56 Instrumentation and Process Control 3.0
INDR B51 Electrical Design 3.0

Industrial Drawing Electives

Course # Name Units
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 3.0
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
INDR B20B Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
INDR B40 Parametric Modelling Fundamentals 3.0
INDR B42 Introduction to Solidworks 2.0
INDR B50 Process Piping 3.0

Mechanical Electives

Course # Name Units
ELET B70 Mechanical Systems 4.0
MFGT B1AB Machine Tool Processes 3.0
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists 3.0

Occupational Safety and Risk Management Electives

Course # Name Units
OSRM B10 Occupational Safety 3.0
OSRM B12 Occupational Health 3.0
OSRM B16 Managing Employee Safety and Health 3.0
OSRM B18 Occupational Regulations and Regulators 3.0
OSRM B20 Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials 3.0