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The Engineering Department honors ALL our students: our IMMIGRANTS, UNDOCUMENTED, MUSLIM, WOMEN, LGBTQ, DISABLED, PEOPLE OF COLOR, LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, and VETERAN.

Cabrillo College offers a comprehensive engineering program that prepares students for transfer with full junior standing to four-year engineering colleges/universities in California and across the United States.

Presently, California universities that grant BS degrees in engineering count on community colleges to provide approximately 50% of their junior class.

Read more about the Engineering program...


Engineering Department Announcements:

New Students to the Engineering Program - What courses should you take?

First Semester:

MATH (based on math assessment)
CG 51-STEM (STEM section)
ENGR 5 (see above - Curious about a Career in Engineering?)\

 

If you are interested in any of the following engineering majors: aerospace, agricultural, architectural, civil, environmental, manufacturing, mechanical, or structural engineering, take:


ENGR 25 (as long as you have already successfully completed high school geometry or Math 3 or Math 4)
CHEM 1A (or Chem 3 & 3L if you have not taken high school chemistry or you received a C or below)

 

If you are interested in electrical, computer, or software engineering, take:
CS 11 (or CS 1 & 1L if you do not have the CS 11 prerquisite of Math 152)
PHY 4A (or Phy 11 if you have not taken high school physics or you received a C or below)

 

If you are interested in any other field of engineering:
CHEM 1A (or Chem 3 & 3L if you have not taken high school chemistry or you received a C or below)

 

Other Options:

ENGR 12 (if you are interested in mechanical, aerospace, or industrial engineering)

ENGR 1A (if you are interested in civil, environmental, architectural, agricultural, or and you have successfully completed high school trigonometry or Math 3 or Math 4structureal mechanical, aerospace, or industrial engineering)or Chem 3 & 3L if you have not taken high school chemistry or you received a C or below)

ENGLISH (based on English assessment)

HIST 14, 15, 17A, 17B, 21A, 21B (satisfies general education requirement)


 

Any questions?
Contact Jo-Ann Panzardi; Chair/Instructor Engineering Department
Rm 811, Aptos Campus; 831-479-6497 or jp@cabrillo.edu


Orientation to Cabrillo's Engineering Program

Fall 2019 Semester:

Cabrillo's Aptos Campus:
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm --- Rm 810, Engineering Lab, STEM/800 Building

 

Spring 2020 Semester:

Cabrillo's Aptos Campus:
Tuesday, Januaary 21, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm --- Rm 810, Engineering Lab, STEM/800 Building

 

Topics:
..Meet Cabrillo's Engineering Faculty and Students
..Learn about Engineering as a Career, the Engineering Education Process, Cabrillo's Engineering Program, Engineering Courses

What is Engineering?

Engineering Education the 21st Century

Cabrillo's Engineering Program


Curious about a Career in Engineering?

Attend Cabrillo College’s
ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession course

(for College and High School Students)

Through the use of class discussions, videos, tours, design projects, and speakers from industry, ENGR 5 students will explore the many options of an engineering career.

Summer 2019 Session:
July 15 - 25; Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-1:45 pm
Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus

 

Fall 2019 Semester:
Section 1: Thurs, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus
~and~
Section 2: Thurs, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Location: Rm D101 at Cabrillo’s Watsonville Center


Summer 2019: Middle, High School and
College Engineering Programs


Baskin Girls in Engineering:
July 29-Aug 2, 2019; Mon - Fri; 9am - 3pm, Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus
~or~
Aug 5-Aug 9, 2019; Mon - Fri; 9am - 3pm, Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus
register

High School and College Engineering Programs:
Cabrillo College course ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession
July 15 - 25, 2019; Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-1:45 pm
Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus
(register through Cabrillo's process)



About Engineering Program

Cabrillo College's engineering program began in 1960, the second year of the college's operation. Cabrillo's engineering program provides the complete first two years of coursework which prepares you to transfer with full junior standing to all four-year engineering college/universities in California and across the United States.

 

ENGINEERING MAJORS:

Engineering is one of the top ten majors at Cabrillo with more than 600 students majoring in engineering.  Some popular engineering majors:

  • Aerospace and Marine Engineering
  • Agricultural, Biological, Biomedical, and Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental, Structural, & Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials and Nanotechnology Engineering
  • Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Robotics Engineering
  • Nuclear and Petroleum Engineering

 

BENEFITS of CABRILLO's ENGINEERING PROGRAM:

Cabrillo’s engineering program offers you:

  • small class size
  • cost-effective education
  • accessible faculty who are committed to your academic success
  • engaged community of students
  • faculty with varied disciplines and interest
  • modern classroom and laboratory facilities
  • hands-on fun engineering curriculum
  • transferable courses to all UC, CSU & private universities
  • strong foundation for you to be successful in your junior and senior years
  • STEM Center: place to study collaboratively with free tutoring, workshops, and computers
  • more than $100,000 in scholarship awarded each year
  • mentors and connection to engineering alums
  • engineering student clubs

The quality of education, the individualized attention, the convenience, and the cost are the advantages of coming to Cabrillo.  History has proven that Cabrillo students do as well as, and frequently better than, those students who started as freshman at the four-year schools.

 

STUDENTS:

All the diversity of the student population is present in the engineering student body and active in many of the engineering student clubs:

  • Aerospace Club
  • AgTech Club
  • Engineers Holding the Future
  • Engineering Society
  • Robotics Club
  • Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Engineering Abroad Club
  • K-12 Outreach Club
  • STEMWorks Club
  • new clubs created each year
Link to Active clubs

 

 

ALUMNI:

Cabrillo has connections to many engineers throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond through our 1000+ alumni.  Many make a major impact on Santa Cruz county as they have returned to occupy a wide range of positions in the public and private sectors of business and professional life in our area. Many have assisted in providing part-time and summer jobs for current engineering students. Alumni are employed in professional practice throughout the state, nation and even abroad. Former students are a major source of gifts to the engineering scholarship fund and have endowed other awards.

 

Cabrillo's engineering coursework follows a pattern established by the California Engineering Liaison Council (ELC). Cabrillo engineering has been a major player in this group for more than 60 years.

 

Contact Information

Any questions?
Contact Jo-Ann Panzardi, Chair/Instructor
Engineering Department, Rm 811, Aptos Campus
831-479-6497 or  jp@cabrillo.edu

Contact Information
Engineering Department
Chair: Jo-Ann Panzardi
Phone 831.479.6497
Location: Room 811
Department Staff and Faculty Directory Map and Directions
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