2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Computer and Electrical Engineering (AS-Track 2) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree Track 2 , you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

3. Calculus 4


  • Note: MATH 224 may be used as a substitute for MATH& 264.  Please check with your transfer institution to determine how this substitution may impact your transfer-readiness.

    This course is required for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW, WSU and UW-T.

  • Course purpose: Engineers need a strong foundation in math in order to apply these math concepts to engineering and physics applications.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Good work!  You have just completed the first three courses of this map.  This quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

Action Item: Choose Transfer Institution


Work with an advisor or faculty member to plan your transition to a Bachelor of Science engineering program at a four-year institution and confirm transfer requirements.

UW-Seattle admits electrical engineering students for a Fall start and computer engineering students for both a Fall or Spring start. To start a program in the Fall at UW-Seattle, you will need to apply by February 15 and apply to the department by April 5th. For a Spring start in Computer Engineering, you need to apply to UW-Seattle by December 15 and to the department by January 15.    

UW-Tacoma, admits electrical and computer engineering students for Fall quarter only. You must first apply to the university before you can apply to the department. March 15th is the university priority admission review deadline and May 15th is the deadline to apply to the program.

WSU admits electrical and computer engineering students for Fall or Summer quarters. You should contact the academic advisor of your transfer department before applying. The deadline to apply for Fall or Summer start at WSU is January 31.  

4. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: Engineers write technical reports, grants, instructions and proposals to colleagues, clients and supervisors. ENGL& 101 provides the foundational skills you need to write effectively.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course.

5. Chemistry Course Recommendation


Choose both

  • Course purpose: Engineers must choose the proper material in designing products. Knowledge of chemical structure provides insight into the material properties. Engineers also must apply chemical laws to processes such as those seen in engines. 

     

    Note: CHEM& 162 is an elective for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW.

6. Engineering Physics Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

7. Computer Science Course Recommendation


Choose both

  • Course purpose: EE and CompE engineers need to use computer programming to analyze signals, reduce noise, filter and understand how software interface with hardware.

     

    Note: These classes are only accepted for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW-T. If planning to attend UW or WSU, these classes will help prepare you for future classes.

8. Electrical Circuits


  • Course purpose: EE and CompE engineers need a strong background in electrical circuits for future classes. Circuit analysis is essential for logical design.

     

    Note: This course is a graduation requirement for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW. This course is required for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW-T and WSU.

9. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

· World Language (1)


10. Economics Course Recommendation


Choose one

11. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

Total Credits 99


12. Additional Recommended Courses


  • Note: MATH 205 is a graduation requirement for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW. It is required for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at WSU and UW-T.

  • Course purpose: Engineers need a strong foundation in math in order to apply these math concepts to engineering and physics applications.

    Note: MATH 238 is an elective for the Computer Engineering program at UW. It is required for the Electrical Engineering program at UW. It is a graduation requirement for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at WSU-Pullman. It is required for the Electrical Engineering program at WSU-Bremerton. It is required for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW-T.

  • Course purpose: Engineers must write technical reports to effectively convey ideas, findings, proposals, instructions, etc.

    Note: This course is a graduation requirement for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW and WSU. It counts as an elective for the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs at UW-T.

  • Course purpose: Engineers need to analyze energy and heat transfer, which is important in electronics and computer hardware design.

    Note: This course is an elective for the Electrical Engineering program at UW and WSU.

  • Course purpose: Engineers need to learn foundational engineering concepts that are taught in these classes. You will apply concepts learned in math and physics to real-world examples. Skills learned in the engineering sequence are needed in higher-level courses taken at transfer institutions.

    Note: ENGR& 214 and ENGR& 215 count as an elective for the Electrical Engineering program at UW and WSU.

Adjusted Total Credits 129


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