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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

engineering

Chair: Dr. Jayesh Bhakta(323) 953-4000 ext. 2923 • Bung B2

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

Associate in Science:

Engineering

 

The art and science of engineering bridges the gap between ideas andtheir realization. Meeting an engineering challenge requires technical ex-pertise, skill in organizing and leading people, sound financial manage-ment, ability to handle legal issues, and the character to maintain highethical standards. Hence an education in engineering provides one witha powerful mixture of technical expertise, creativity, people skills, andknowledge of real-world business issues. Such a set of skills are in highdemand in the modern economy and are greatly transferable.

LACC offers a full range of math, physics, and engineering courses foryou to gain an associate degree or to allow you to meet your lower divi-sion requirements for transfer. In addition to courses, we offer an advisorprogram where you can be assigned a faculty member who will assistyou with matters that relate to your academic progress. We also have anengineering club that allows students to gain experience in working inteam on an engineering project.
 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 

 

Engineering

Associate of Science Degree

Transfer Program

The following classes are required to earn an Associate of Science degreein Engineering from Los Angeles City College. In addition to earning an A.S.degree, taking these courses will prepare the student for transfer to a fouryear college or university to pursue further studies in the engineering field.

For Electrical Engineering Majors or Computer Engineering Majors:

COURSES                                        UNITS

 

General Engineering 101......................................................................2

Math 261 (First semester Calculus)....................................................5

Physics 101..............................................................................................5

Chemistry 101..........................................................................................5

General Engineering 131......................................................................3

Math 262...................................................................................................5

Physics 102..............................................................................................5

Math 263...................................................................................................5

Physics 103..............................................................................................5

Electrical Engineering 220...................................................................4

Math 275..................................................................................................3

Total Units............................................................................................ 47

 

For Mechanical Engineering Majors or Civil Engineering Majors:

 

COURSES                                      UNITS 

 

General Engineering 101.....................................................................2

Math 261..................................................................................................5

Physics 101.............................................................................................5

Chemistry 101.........................................................................................5

General Engineering 131.....................................................................3

Math 262..................................................................................................5

Physics 102.............................................................................................5

CSIT 139 or 140.....................................................................................3

General Engineering 151.....................................................................3

Math 263..................................................................................................5

Physics 103..............................................................................................5

General Engineering 241.....................................................................3

Math 275..................................................................................................3

Electrical Engineering 220...................................................................4

Total Units.............................................................................................56

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6         UnitsEnglish Composition

6-9         UnitsCommunication/Analytical Thinking

3             UnitsNatural Sciences

3             UnitsHumanities

9             UnitsSocial/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4         UnitsHealth/Physical Education

3-5         UnitsMath Competency

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Mathcompetency exam)
 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

Also see Math, Science - Physical (Physics & Chemistry)

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

 

ENGINEERING 220

Electrical Circuits I

4 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisites: Physics 102 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Mathematics 275.

Includes theory and analysis of electrical circuits, including the operational amplifier, circuit theorems, DC circuits, forced  and natural responses of simple circuits, sinusoidal steady state analysis and the use of standard computer-aided circuit analysis program. Reviews power, energy, impedance, phasors, and frequency response.             

 

 

GENERAL ENGINEERING

 

ENGINEERING 101

Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology

2 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Required of all engineering first semester students. Open to all.

This course is an introduction to science, engineering and technology. Topics include history, careers, engineering calculations, engineering design process, professional ethics and responsibility. Emphasis is placed on student development and academic success.

ENGINEERING 131

Statics

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Physics 101 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Mathematics 262 or equivalent.

Two and three dimensional vector forces, resultants, components, and moments are applied to determine equilibrium conditions in trusses, frames, and machines. Center of mass, centroids, friction, and moments of inertia of area and mass are included. Both analytical and graphical solutions are considered.              

ENGINEERING 151

Materials of Engineering

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Physics 101 and Chemistry 101 with satisfactory grades or better or equivalent.

Covers properties of materials related to atomic and crystal structures; Topics: atomic structure and bonding; crystalline structures; phases and phase diagrams; metals; polymers; ceramics; composites; mechanical deformation and fracture; and electrical and magnetic properties. Also: optical properties, corrosion and process methods.

ENGINEERING 211

Computer Augmented Design Techniques I

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Architecture 36.

An introductory course in computer aided drafting and two-dimensional CAD solutions are also included. Three-dimensional CAD examples.  Basic three-dimensional CAD solutions are also included. A wide variety of design projects are assigned, emphasizing engineering problems.      

UC limit: 211 and 212 combined, one course maximum credit.

ENGINEERING 212

CADD for Engineers II

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: Engineering, General 211.

Emphasis is on parametric solid modeling using computer design automation software such as SolidWorks. Fully associative 3-D solid models with and without constraints are created utilizing automatic or user defined relations to capture design intent. Focus is on engineering problems and solutions.

UC limit: 211 and 212 combined, one course maximum credit.

ENGINEERING 241

Strength of Materials

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Engineering, General 131 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Topics covered are stress and strain, axial loading, torsion, flexural stresses, transverse shear stresses, horizontal shear stresses and stress transformations. Mohr’s Circle, pressure vessels, shear and bending moment diagrams, stresses in bear, methods of superposition, elastic strain energy are also studied.

 

 

 

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