Brand new Mechatronics Engineering degree and certificate offered. See our first set of classes here.
Engineering at Mission
Mission College engineering students solve problems. Learn about the Engineering design process, work with circuits, work on 2D and 3D models, learn a programming language, and more. Transferrable classes as well as a degree is offered.
We have over 25 engineering specialties, with more added each year.
For example, Mechatronics combines electrical, mechanical, and software engineering.
Students from Mission College transfer to four-year schools after completing their lower division coursework. This process takes most students two to three years. Students have transferred to UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, Cal Poly, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University.
- Earn an associates in science degree (A.S.)
- Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
- Class sizes ranging from 20-32 students.
- Get real world experience with an internship.
- Friendly and supportive environment.
Women in Engineering
Mechatronics Technician Degree
Starting in Fall 2021 we will be offering a Mechatronics Technician degree. Find out more.
MTT Integrate electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems and devices.
Classes to Consider Next Term
EGR 10 • Introduction to Engineering
Think you might be interested in Engineering? Take EGR10 to learn more. Learn how to solve problems using the Engineering Design Process (a skill that is useful non-Engineering applications too).
Learn about engineering disciplines: which Engineering is the best fit for you?
Finally, the engineering curriculum can be challenging - in this class, we strive to improve academic and life skills such as time management, team-work, study habits, and more.
EGR 30 • Introduction to Computing for Engineers
In this class, students will learn how to solve problems through computer programming. Using the programming language C++ as the foundation, students will also learn how to drive circuits and hardware using an Arduino microcontroller. Skills are showcased at the end of the semester through a final project where students design and build their own "robots."
What Do Engineers Do?
The "Helping Profession"
- Engineers are problem solvers.
- Engineers use their background in math, science, and engineering to solve technical problems that satisfy human needs or wants.
- Engineers figure out how to design and make new products or develop large-scale systems (such as a transportation system or a water treatment plant).
Engineering problems usually involve teams of people, so engineers must work well with others and communicate.
Engineers create the future technology that all of us will live with. If you want to shape your world and you like making a difference in peoples’ lives – an engineering major could be the perfect academic program for you!
Part-Time Engineering Instructors Opportunities
A strong applicant has:
- (Required) A strong background in one or more of the areas in which courses are offered (engineering materials or materials science, graphics, statics, circuits, programming, or general engineering)
- (Required) A Strong background in using computer tools
- (Required) Coursework and/or experience in Engineering and related fields
- (Required) A desire and ability to work with a diverse population of students
- (Strongly desired) Teaching experience in Engineering and related fields
- Experience using Solidworks or other 3D modeling tool
Knowledge of 3D printers
- Manufacturing processes experience
- Experience with the design, implementation, or coordination of STEM-related projects or initiatives
Intro to Engineering
Intro to Computing for Engineers
Mechanics - Statics
Engineering Graphic Design
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