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Computer & Electrical Engineering

Associate in Science


This pre-engineering degree is a Major Related Program designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering.

Elective credits should be planned with the help of an engineering advisor and based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plants to attend. This two-year program requires students to be ready for calculus by the second quarter of the first year. If you are not well prepared in high school mathematics and science, you should plan a three-year program at Centralia College in preparation for transfer to a four-year school with the main emphasis in the first year should be on strengthening your mathematics, basic sciences, communication, and reading skills.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year**

CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
ENGR 100 Intro to Engineering 2
  Humanities Distribution (H) OR
  Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter, First Year

MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (C) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Humanities (H) OR Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 18

Spring Quarter, First Year

CS& 131 Computer Science I C++ OR
CS& 141 Computer Science I Java 5
ENGR& 214 Statics 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

MATH 118 Linear Algebra 5
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I 5
Humanities Distribution (H) or  
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

MATH& 163 Calculus III 5
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
ENGR 203 Applied Numerical Methods 5
ENGR& 215 Dynamics 5
  Total Credits 20

Spring Quarter, Second Year

MATH 212 Differential Equations 5
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S) 5
ENGR& 204 Electrical Circuits 5
MATH 264 Calculus IV 3
  Total Credits 18

*An Economics class is recommended.

**If you need review prior to Calculus I (MATH& 151), you may take Precalculus.

***Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

Updated 2014