Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions ENGR

ENGR 300
Introduction to Engineering
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course will provide students with information to evaluate the engineering profession as a personal career choice. Students will explore the branches of engineering and the different types of work that engineers do. Participants will investigate personal characteristics which contribute to being happy and successful engineers, and will examine their own traits. They will learn what preparation is needed and strategies for successful completion. Course participants will appreciate the role of engineers in society and understand the responsibilities of engineers in their service to society.
ENGR 304
How Things Work
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers how everyday things and technologies operate and is designed primarily for non-science students or anyone interested in learning about technology. The basic scientific principles behind the technology will be explored. Systems studied will include mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and others. Students will gain hands-on experience with basic machines and technologies during lab.
ENGR 312
Engineering Graphics
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of MATH 110 or high school geometry with a grade of C or better; and MATH 120 with a grade of C or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
Students will learn the graphical tools needed to develop and communicate engineering ideas. They will learn to represent objects in technical drawings (orthographic projection). Students will create drawings using computer aided drafting software (two-dimensional). They will solve civil engineering problems using grade, bearing, scales, topographical maps, and plan and profile views. Students will use three-dimensional solid modeling software to create models of mechanical objects from which they will make drawings. Students will learn the steps in engineering design, and will complete a design project which will culminate in detail and assembly drawings. This course is primarily for Mechanical and Civil Engineering majors.
ENGR 400
Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices
3 Units
Prerequisite: PHYS 421 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course will provide engineering students with circuit analysis concepts and applications that will be of value in any engineering field as well as a solid foundation for electrical engineering and related majors. The course includes the analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, and independent and dependent voltage and current sources. Many analysis techniques will be applied to DC and AC circuits. Differential equations will be used to find the transient response of circuits. Power calculations will be performed on both DC and AC circuits, including an introduction to three-phase AC power. This course is required for most engineering Bachelors of Science degrees.
ENGR 412
Properties of Materials
4 Units
Prerequisite: CHEM 400 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is an introductory course on the relationship of the internal structure of materials to their properties. Topics include crystalline structure, imperfections, phases and phase diagrams, steels and non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, and corrosion. Students will apply the concepts in laboratory activities and will use typical materials testing equipment and analysis techniques. This course is required for CRC's A.S.-Engineering, Civil/Mechanical Engineering option degree, and many university engineering B.S. degrees.
ENGR 420
3 Units
Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers analysis of two and three dimensional force systems for bodies in static equilibrium. Vector and scalar analysis methods address forces acting on rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines. Students will calculate internal forces in members and will create shear and bending moment diagrams for beams. Friction problems will include slipping vs tipping. Students will learn methods to calculate centroids and moments of inertia for bodies that are combinations of simple geometric shapes. This course is required for most engineering majors. (C-ID ENGR 130)
ENGR 495
Independent Studies in Engineering
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
ENGR 498
Work Experience in Engineering
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Engineering.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
ENGR 499
Experimental Offering in Engineering
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB