The Engineering Club won First Place in SMUD Solar Regatta over the May 16-18, 2014 weekend. The students designed and built everything from the hull, to the controls, to the electrical system, etc.
The Solar Team won a trophy for the endurance race and our teams beat teams from all over the state including 4-year college teams.
The Engineering Department offers all the courses satisfying the lower division engineering requirements of most California colleges and universities, along with an Engineering Certificate (Fall 2009) that allows students to enter the field with less than a Bachelor's degree.
Students may profitably begin their study of chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering at Sierra College. Job openings abound in many engineering fields.
Transfer major requirements in Engineering are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements.
The Engineering major recognizes a concentration in the field of Engineering. Successful completion of the curriculum in Engineering prepares engineering students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:
Successful completion of the curriculum in Civil Engineering Technology will prepare students for entry-level positions as civil engineering technicians. The certificate is designed to provide knowledge and career technical skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry and civil engineering to assist engineers in fields such as surveying, construction, architecture, environmental, material testing, public utilities and land use. The certificate is not equivalent to an associate degree.
Successful completion of the curriculum in General Engineering Technology will prepare students for entry-level positions as engineering technicians. The certificate is designed to provide knowledge and career technical skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering to assist engineers in fields such as fabrication, HVAC, building maintenance, environmental, industrial, safety, mechanical equipment and medical equipment. The certificate is not equivalent to an associate degree.