No profession has as many diverse specialties and applications as engineering. Few other professions offer the challenge, financial rewards, and opportunity to make a contribution to the betterment of our environment and standard of living as engineering. There are many specialties in engineering and within each area there are countless subdivisions. Our technology has grown so pervasive and complex that each facet of an engineering problem demands a specific type of training and expertise.
Aerodynamicist, Agricultural Engineer, Ceramic Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Customer Service Representative, Designer, Drafter, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Management Analyst, Marine Engineer, Materials Scheduler, Mechanical Engineer, Metallographer, Metallurgical Engineer, Mining Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Operations Analyst, Petroleum Engineer, Production Manager, Project Director, Research Scientist, Safety Engineer, Sales Engineer, Surveyor, Systems Analyst, Technical Illustrator, Tester, Welding Technician
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org.
A.S. in Engineering
The Kentfield Campus offers a two-year, lower division Engineering Core Program which, when satisfactorily completed, allows the student to transfer to an engineering program at the four-year college or university. After completing the lower division engineering curriculum, it is common to complete a Bachelor’s degree in two years at the four-year school.
Student Learning Outcomes
After completing the Engineering A.S. Degree or the Engineering Transfer Program, all students should have developed the following abilities:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
These outcomes are modelled after the ABET 2008-2009 Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, required by all accredited Enginering programs in the U.S.
Students in all of the Math, Science, and Engineering transfer programs at College of Marin benefit from:
- Small class sizes
- Dedicated and highly qualified instructors
- A supportive learning environment
- High academic standards
- Well designed curriculum
- Accessibility to instructors outside class
- Support services such as counseling, free tutoring, open computer labs, etc.
Historically, the COM Engineering Program has been very successful in adequately preparing students to succeed after transfer. Many of our former students have not only completed their Bachelor’s Degrees, but have gone on to complete graduate degrees in Engineering and to obtain their Professional Engineer’s Licenses. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals.