Engineering

Students work on mars rover project

Students test end of quarter projects at the Chime Tower

Clark College’s engineering department has one of the largest and most affordable transfer programs in Washington, allowing students to build a solid foundation in their discipline while taking advantage of small class sizes that afford one-on-one interaction with faculty. In fact, Washington State University, Portland State University, and University of Washington actively recruit Clark students for their engineering programs because of the proven quality of the Clark students and high rate of completion at four-year universities. 

Clark’s program offers students hands-on projects each quarter where they apply theory to real-world scenarios. Instructors maintain close ties with learning institutions to ensure Clark students take only those courses necessary to become junior-ready upon transfer. In addition to Washington four-year universities, Clark College engineering students also typically transfer to University of Portland, and Oregon State University. Our students also transfer to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, and Purdue universities, and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

Clark College offers an Associate of Science Transfer – AST2. It provides the foundation for a four-year Bachelor of Science engineering degree program with a focus in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Students can pursue Major Ready Pathway (MRP’s) associate degrees in:

Engineering students can specialize in:

Aeronautical/Aerospace
Bioengineering
Biomedical
Ceramic
Chemical/Pulp & Paper
Civil
Computer
Electrical/Electronics

Environmental
Forestry
Manufacturing/Industrial
Marine
Materials
Mechanical
Software

 

Clubs and Programs

The Engineering and Computer Science departments also have extracurricular Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) clubs and programs including:

Be Advised

Clark’s engineering faculty advises students individually. Once students are admitted to Clark College, they work with an engineering advisor to ensure their engineering program will provide the maximum benefit when transferring to pursue their bachelor’s degree.

Contact engineering professors: 

See Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)  and Surveying & Geomatics (SURV) sections for additional courses in those programs.

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Degree Options

Engineering
Engineering is a profession where you are challenged to develop creative solutions to problems related to every aspect of life, through the application of mathematical and scientific principles, experience, creativity, and common sense.

Clark College offers the first two years of study of a four-year engineering degree program. The first two years main focus of study are preparatory courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and basic engineering courses required by the student's engineering field and transfer school.

Those who study engineering today can look forward to a rewarding career where they experience personal achievement, exercise their curiosity, give service to society, and realize financial success.

Engineers work on a wide variety of projects: basic and applied research, product development, design and modification of processes and equipment, and plant operation. Some enter sales, marketing, management, consulting, government agencies, or teaching.

Engineers plan, develop, and oversee the research and design of construction and manufacturing projects. They work on teams with engineers from other fields to design integrated systems and solve complex technical problems. Engineers also develop and use computer-aided design programs to simulate and test products and systems.

Engineers can specialize in many fields including:

Aeronautical/Aerospace
Bioengineering
Biomedical
Ceramic
Chemical/Pulp & Paper
Civil
Computer
Electrical/Electronics
Environmental
Forestry
Manufacturing/Industrial
Marine
Materials
Mechanical
Software

There are many other interdisciplinary fields including architecture, law, sports, human factors and acoustics.
Engineering (AST2)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of a four-year Engineering program. These lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the math and English placement at Clark College, and the requirements of the four-year institution to which you transfer. It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)(HA, HB, SS)
 
Pre-Major Program Requirements
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
PHYS&241
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
4 cr.
and PHYS&231
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I
1 cr.
PHYS&242
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
4 cr.
and PHYS&232
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II
1 cr.
PHYS&243
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III
4 cr.
and PHYS&233
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
1 cr.
Elective Requirements*
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CS& 131
COMPUTER SCIENCE I C++
5 cr.
CS& 141
COMPUTER SCIENCE I JAVA
5 cr.
CSE 121
INTRODUCTION TO C
5 cr.
CSE 222
INTRODUCTION TO DATA STRUCTURES
5 cr.
ENGR 101
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ORIENTATION
1 cr.
ENGR&104
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
5 cr.
ENGR 107
INTRO TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
2 cr.
ENGR 109
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
5 cr.
ENGR 113
ENGINEERING SKETCHING AND VISUALIZATION
2 cr.
ENGR 115
GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING
2 cr.
ENGR 120
INTRO TO ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER SCI & ENGINEERING
5 cr.
ENGR 121
FIELD SURVEY I
5 cr.
ENGR 140
BASIC AUTOCAD
4 cr.
ENGR 150
BASIC SOLIDWORKS
4 cr.
ENGR 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
ENGR&204
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
5 cr.
ENGR 208
FUNDAMENTALS OF FLIGHT
3 cr.
ENGR&214
STATICS
5 cr.
ENGR&215
DYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR 221
MATERIALS SCIENCE
5 cr.
ENGR&224
THERMODYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR&225
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
5 cr.
ENGR 239
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
5 cr.
ENGR 250
DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN
5 cr.
ENGR 252
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
5 cr.
ENGR 253
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
5 cr.
ENGR 270
DIGITAL SYSTEMS AND MICROPROCESSORS
5 cr.
ENGR 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
ENGR 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-6 cr.
ENGL&235
TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
* Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Acquire scientific and technological information from appropriate sources to examine issues, claims or situations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to analyze technological or scientific problems.
  • Apply scientific and technological knowledge and methodologies to creatively solve technological or scientific problems.
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)