Associate in Science
Degrees and Certificates of Achievement
We offer Associate in
Science (AS) degrees and Certificates of Achievement in each of the following 3
disciplines: 1) Civil Engineering, 2) Electrical and Computer Engineering, and
3) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
While the bachelorís degree is usually the minimum needed to
practice as an engineer, the Associate in Science Degree in Engineering will
permit an individual to find work in most engineering firms as an engineering
aide. The AS degrees offered by Cuyamaca College contain all engineering
courses required for transfer to SDSU, plus
Exercise Science and a few additional engineering courses. However,
SDSU requires more General Education credits than
are required by the AS degree program.
AS Degree Requirements
Certificates of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement requirements
contain a lighter emphasis on advanced math and physics than do the AS degrees,
but more emphasis on applied coursework.
Also, the Certificate of
Achievement does not require any General Education or Exercise Science courses.
The Certificate of Achievement in Engineering will permit
an individual to work in most engineering firms as an engineering technician.