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Associate in Technology


This degree is a Major Related Program designed for students transferring to Eastern, Central, or Western Washington Universities to complete one of the bachelor's of science in technology degrees, such as industrial technology, mechanical technology, applied technology, technology education, or technology with various options (manufacturing, electronics, design, or construction). This degree meets the requirements of the Statewide Technology DTA and Engineering Technology AS-T Track 2 (MRP) Agreement.

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

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended course schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year   

ENGL& 101 Composition I (C) 5
ENGR 100 Intro to Engineering 2
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus (M)* 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (C) 5
ENGR& 111 Engineering Graphics** 2
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II (M)* 5
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 17

Spring Quarter, First Year

CS& 131 C# Programming OR  
CS& 141 Java: Object Oriented Programming 5
ENGR& 112 Engineering Graphics II** 3
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
Humanities Distribution (H)*** 5
  Total Credits 18

Fall Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
Humanities Distribution (H)*** 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
ENGR 203 Applied Numerical Methods 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

SPEE 110 Speech Communication (H) OR  
SPEE 220 Theory & Practice of Public Speaking (H) 5
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III 5
Social Science Distribution (SS)*** 5
  Total Credits 15

*Students could take MATH 135 in place of MATH& 141 and 142.

**Students may petition for an Independent study or transfer equivalent credits from another college for the following: ENGR& 111 and ENGR& 112.

***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.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)