Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, A.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates

The Associate of Science degree in General Engineering is intended to prepare students for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate granting institution. Those wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and pursue a degree program are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

  • ENGL-111 Freshman Composition 3 cr.
  • ENGL-211 Advanced Composition 3 cr.

  • Although the NM General Education Core includes oral communication, the engineering core replaces this with the option of taking technical writing in place of oral communication. This is because accreditation requirements for engineering programs (accreditation is through ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) mandate substantial oral communication content, which is incorporated by most engineering programs into lab and design courses throughout the curriculum. The choice between oral communication and technical writing depends on which engineering program and university the student chooses to attend. Students should discuss this with their advisor.


Students’ Accuplacer score for Mathematics will determine their placement in the Math sequence, beginning with MATH-115 Intermediate Algebra-Applications  through MATH-188 Calculus I . Students who place at the beginning of the Math sequence will need to complete 11 additional credit hours of coursework to complete the degree requirements.

Social and Behavioral Science

Total General Education Requirements: 27-38

Total Credits: 68-79


*A student must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to count toward the degree.

Read the current catalog of your intended transfer degree institution to take the most appropriate courses for each engineering specialty. Not all courses in the General Engineering AS will transfer to some schools, or in some specialties. For detailed information on the most common transfer universities visit: NM Tech go to www.nmt.edu, NMSU www.nmsu.edu, UNM www.unm.edu, and Fort Lewis www.fortlewis.edu.

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students:

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates