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South Mountain offers a comprehensive engineering program that prepares students to transfer with full junior standing to four-year universities in Arizona and across the United

Did you know that engineers touch every part of our lives? Engineers are the people who design and build the systems, structures and products that make the world run. They are employed in research, development, design, construction, and manufacturing of technical projects related to almost all aspects of modern life, including the environment, communications, transportation, food production, medicine and health, space exploration, housing and energy.

If you answered yes, engineering may be the career choice for you. Engineers solve problems and challenges that improve the lives of people and make a difference in the world. The 21st century will present us with many opportunities for constructive change using technology, and you can be part of that change!

In order to become an engineer, you need four years of college leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. The first two years provide a general education common to all branches of engineering including physics, chemistry, mathematics, liberal arts and introductory engineering courses. The second two years allow for specialization in branches such as:

Civil and Environmental
Mechanical and Aeronautical
Electrical, Electronics, and Computer
Industrial and Manufacturing
Materials and Chemical
Agricultural and Bio-medical

The engineering curriculum at South Mountain is high quality and innovative. You can complete the first two years of the engineering curriculum, where experienced faculty and modern classroom and laboratory facilities provide an outstanding opportunity to launch your career at minimum cost. The faculty is committed to giving you everything you need to be successful in your junior and senior years and, at the same time, making the experience fun! The quality of education, the individualized attention, the convenience, and the cost are the advantages of coming to South Mountain.

If you are taking an engineering class at South Mountain, or want to explore engineering as a career field, this is your opportunity to take classes for free!

Students taking the following engineering classes at South Mountain are automatically eligible for this scholarship program!
ECE102, ECE103, ECE105, ECE211, ECE212, ECE214, EEE120, EEE202, and CSC100

How does the scholarship work? Students who have completed half of the course with a C or better will receive a reimbursement of $84 (one credit hour). Upon completion of the entire course, if you have a C or better, you will receive the remainder of the reimbursement and fees.*

The details
Reimbursement is for in-state tuition and class fees only; the $15 registration fee is not included
One credit classes do not have a mid-semester reimbursement
Must be taking the class for the first time to be eligible
Students must pay all fees and tuition at the time of registration

For more information, questions and scholarship criteria, contact Dr. Tim Frank at 602.243.8042,, or visit his office at TC 212.

AAS Engineering Technology (63-93 Credits)

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Technology requires successful completion of the Program Prerequisites (0-17 credits), Required Courses (32 – 38 credits), Restricted Electives (16-20 credits), and 15-18 credits in General Education Requirements as outlined below. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better required for all courses within the program.

Program Prerequisites (0-17 Credits)

The credit hour range is subject to change depending on the student`s educational experiences. PHY111 AND PHY112 are also strongly recommended for those who have not completed one year of high school physics with a grade of C or better.

MAT120 Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121 Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment 0-5

MAT187 Precalculus (5) OR
MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3) AND
MAT182 Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment 0-8

CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Lab (1) OR
CHM130AA Fundamental Chemistry with Lab (4) OR
One year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better taken within the last five years 0-4

Required Courses (32-38 Credits)

ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques (2)
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design (2)
EEE202 Circuits and Devices (5)

MAT221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)
MAT276 Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
MAT277 Modern Differential Equations (3) 3-4

PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4)
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Restricted Electives (16-20 Credits)

Students should select 16-20 credits from the following list of electives based on their area of Engineering and interests. Consultation with Program Director is recommended particularly for students considering transfer to the university so that they optimize their transferable course work.

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I (4)
BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II (4)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry IIA (3)
CSC100AB Introduction to Computer Science (C++) (4)
CSC205AB Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (4)

CSC/EEE120 Digital Design Fundamentals (4) OR
ECE216 Computer-Aided Engineering (2) AND
ECE216LL Computer-Aided Engineering Laboratory (1) 3-4

ECE105 MATLAB Programming (1)
ECE111 Bioengineering Systems (3)
ECE211 Engineering Mechanics-Statics (3)
ECE212 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics (3)
ECE214 Engineering Mechanics (4)
ECE215 Mechanics of Materials (3)
CSC/EEE220 Programming for Computer Engineering (3)
CSC/EEE230 Computer Organization and Assembly Language (4)
GLG101 Introduction to Geology I – Physical Lecture (3)
MAT225 Elementary Linear Algebra (3)
MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3)
PHY241 University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena (4)

General Education Requirement Credits: 15-18

First-Year Composition // Credits: 6
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3)

Oral Communication // Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
COM100 or COM110 or COM230 recommended.

Critical Reading // Credits: 0-3
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Exempt by assessment

Mathematics // Credits: 0
Met by any Mathematics course listed in the Required Courses area.

Humanities and Fine Arts // Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area (see catalog).

Social and Behavioral Sciences // Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area (see catalog).

Natural Sciences // Credits: 0
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area (see catalog).