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Mission College engineering students

Mission College engineering students solve problems. Students can work with circuits, work on 2D and 3D models, or learn programming language. Transferrable classes as well as a degree is offered. Here are some other engineering offerings:
  • Earn an associates in science degree (AS)
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements
  • Class sizes ranging from 20-32 students
  • Get real world experience with an internship
  • Friendly and supportive environment

Engineering Department Events

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Why Engineering?

What Do Engineers Do?
The "Helping Profession"
  • 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.

Most engineering jobs are fulfilling because engineering work tends to be important to the well being of others.  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?

There are over 25 engineering specialties, with more added each year.  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 schools after completing their lower division coursework.  This process takes most students two to three years.

Our Engineering students have transferred to:
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UC Davis
  • Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
  • San Jose State
Part-Time Engineering Instructors Wanted
What We Are Looking for in an Engineering Instructor
  • Strong background in engineering materials or materials science
  • Coursework in Engineering Graphics
  • Strong background in using computer tools
  • Experience using Solidworks or other 3D modeling tool
  • Knowledge of 3D printers
  • Teaching experience in Engineering and related fields
  • Coursework and/or experience in Engineering and related fields
  • Manufacturing processes experience
  • Experience with the design, implementation, or coordination of STEM-related projects or initiatives

Instructor opening 

How about one of these exciting engineering courses?


Intro to Engineering

Think you might be interested in Engineering?  Take EGR10 to learn more.  Learn how to solve problems using the Engineering Design Process (a skill that is useful non-Engineering applications too). Which Engineering is the best fit for you?  Learn about many engineering disciplines. Finally, the engineering curriculum can be challenging - in this class we strive to improve academic and life skills such as time management, team work, study habits, and more.

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Mechanics - Statics

Learn the principles of mechanics in 2D and 3D structures with EGR 23.

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Engineering Materials

With EGR 26 students learn the appropriate materials to choose from-- metals, ceramics, polymers, compsites or semiconductors-- when designing projects.

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Intro to Circuit Analysis

Take an introductory course in circuits with EGR 24.

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Engineering Graphic Design

Take conceptual designs and develop sketching, drafting and computer aided (CAD) skills with EGR 25.

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Intro to Computing for Engineers

Students will learn how to solve problems through computer programming. Using the programming language C++ as the foundation, students will also learn how to drive circuits and hardware using an Arduino microcontroller.  Skills are showcased at the end of the semester through a final project where students design and build their own "robots."

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Research Experiences

Are you a student looking for a research experience? See some of the opportunities available via places like Stanford, San Jose State, UC Santa Cruz and others!

Find Research Experiences

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Interested in a Career in STEM

Find out about all the interesting careers associated with the STEM field!

About STEM Careers

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Be a Part of MESA

Interested in science? Want to join others interested in math, engineering or science? Be a part of MESA!

Learn About MESA

Career Options

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

More information about the different engineering majors can be found at: Check out the Transfer Center to help with your career and educational goals.


Thanks for your interest in a STEM class at Mission College!