2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 of 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.

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.

  • 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

Use your Success Network!  In your first 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.

5. Chemistry Course Recommendation

Choose both

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

8. Electrical Circuits

9. Humanities Course Recommendation

Choose one

  • Course purpose: Engineers will work in teams in their careers. CMST& 230 provides you the skills needed to handle group conflicts and discusses different leadership styles.

  • Course purpose: Engineers must interact with clients and colleagues from around the world in today’s global economy. This course teaches you about different worldviews and skills to interact with technology. 

  • Course purpose: Engineers must be able to present proposals, results and conclusions to clients, supervisors and laypeople. This course provides you with practice in public speaking.

· World Language (1)

10. Economics Course Recommendation

Choose one

11. Social Science Course Recommendation

Choose one

Total Credits 100

12. Additional Recommended Courses

Adjusted Total Credits 130

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