Engineering Department

engineering guest speaker and class
Dept Chair

Clement Lam 
email: clement.lam@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5332
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Faculty     

Kate Disney
Karl Ewald


What do Engineers Do?

Engineers are problem solvers.  Engineers use their background in math, science, and engineering to solve technical problems that satisfy human needs or wants.  Engineers figure out how to design and make new products or develop large-scale systems (such as a transportation system or a water treatment plant).

Engineering problems usually involve teams of people, so engineers must work well with others and communicate effectively.

Most engineering jobs are fulfilling because engineering work tends to be important to the well being of others.  Engineering is often a “helping profession”.  Engineers create the future technology that all of us will live with.

If you want to shape your world and you like making a difference in peoples’ lives – an engineering major could be the perfect academic program for you!


Why Study Engineering at Mission College?

There are over 25 engineering specialties, with more added each year.  Many new areas bridge gaps between more established majors.  For example, Mechatronics combines electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. 

Mission College is a great place to begin most engineering programs.

Mission College is an accredited two-year California Community College.  We offer students the lower division coursework they will need for the majority of engineering majors.  Students from Mission College transfer to four-year baccalaureate-granting schools after completing their lower division coursework.  This process takes most students two to three years.

 chart of engineering pathways

Other reasons to study at Mission College

  • Mission College transfer students report being well prepared for their upper division coursework. 
  • Class sizes range from 20-32. 
  • Many opportunities to explore and take different courses. 
  • Friendly and Supportive environment. 

Start one of these Engineering Majors at Mission College (listed with Employment Projections and Salary information):

Aerospace

Architectural

Bioengineering

Biomedical

Chemical

Civil

Computer

Electrical

Environmental

Industrial

Manufacturing

Materials

Mechanical

Nuclear

Software

More information about the different engineering majors can be found at:  http://tryengineering.org/become-an-engineer

Engineering Classes

 

Course

Title

Semester Offered

ENGR 3

How Stuff Works

On Demand

ENGR 10

Introduction to Engineering

Fall & Spring

ENGR 23

Engineering Mechanics - Statics

Fall

ENGR 24

Circuit Analysis

Fall & Spring

ENGR 24L

Circuit Analysis Lab

Fall & Spring

ENGR 25

Engineering Graphics and Design

Fall

ENGR 26

Engineering Materials

Spring

ENGR 30

Programming for Engineers (using C++)

Spring

Mixed Signal Circuits

Circuits Lab exposing students to common industry tools and circuits with analog and digital signals.

Summer


Information on Drafting an Educational Plan 

Using www.assist.org students can develop accurate Educational Plans that will allow them to complete approximately half of an engineering program at Mission College.  Using the process shown below and the Critical Path Worksheet, students can draft an educational plan that is appropriate for them and makes the best use of their time.

Educational Planning Pyramid

  • Focus is on identifying courses, not counting units.
  • Understanding the critical path will reduce time-to-degree completion.
  • Plug in as much GE as possible to create a healthy balance of curriculum each semester while still following your critical path sequence. Consider the following GE:
    • Comm 1
    • English 1A
    • English 1B
    • US History: Hist 17A, 17B
    • Political Science 1

 

 Critical Path Worksheet

 

Contact Us

kate.disney@wvm.edu