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Engineering Courses - General Information

Below is a table containing general information on all of the engineering courses offered at Seattle Central Community College. We provide the information to help you with your adademic planning.

1. Most pre-engineering courses are offered only once during the academic year and it is essential that you plan your curriculum well ahead of time. To find out the quarters in which a particular course its typically offered, go here.

2. Make sure you plan such that you have fulfilled all the prerequisites for a course by the time you take the course. If this is impossible we sometimes make an exception. Contact your instructor to find out more.

3. Click on the course number to find out more about a particular course.

4. The websites listed are for current/active classes only.

5. The syllabi are sample syllabi and might change.

Course # Course Title Credits Prerequisites Sample Syllabus Web Typically offered in
Engr110 Engineering Orientation 1 none syllabus web F, W, Spr
Engr142 Computer Programming 5 MATH141 w/ a 2.0 or better AND CSC 110 w/ a 2.0 or better syllabus web F, W, Spr, Sum
Csc143 Computer Programming 5 CSC142 with 2.0 or better syllabus web Spr
Engr204 Circuits 5 PHYS222 and MATH152, both with 2.0 or better syllabus web Sum

Engr214

Statics 5 PHYS221 and MATH151, both with 2.0 or better syllabus web F
Engr215 Dynamics 5 ENGR214 or EGR210 w/2.5 or better and MATH152 or MAT 125 syllabus web W
Engr224 Thermodynamics 5 MATH153 or MAT126, PHYS 222 or PHY202, and Chem161 or Che140 syllabus web currently not offered at Central
Engr225 Mechanics of Materials 5 ENGR214 or EGR210 and MATH152 or MAT125 syllabus web Spr (starting 2015)
Engr240 Introduction to Numerical Methods 5 MATH152 or MAT125 and CSC110 syllabus web Sum

 

Typical quarters in which courses are offered

Most pre-engineering courses are offered only once during the academic year and it is essential that you plan your curriculum well ahead of time. Note that the quarter(s) listed for each course are when we typically offer the course. We cannot guarantee this information as cancellations and rescheduling are sometimes unavoidable.

Make sure you plan such that you have fulfilled all the prerequisites for a course by the time you take the course. If this is impossible we sometimes make an exception. Contact your instructor to find out more.

  Summer Fall Winter Spring
Engr110
Engineering Orientation
  yes yes yes
Engr142
Computer Programming
yes yes yes yes
Engr204
Circuits
yes      
Engr214
Statics
  yes    
Engr215
Dynamics
    yes  
Engr224
Thermodynamics
       
Engr225
Mechanics of Materials
    not in winter anymore, moved to spring (starting 2015) yes (starting 2015)
Engr240
Introduction to
Numerical Methods
yes      

 

Engr110 - Engineering Orientation

If you want to find out if engineering is for you or if you are already a pre-engineering student and want to learn about transfer requirements to a four-year college and career options in engineering this course is highly recommended. You will meet engineering advisors and guest speakers from industry, you will develop an academic plan, participate in projects that will give you a glimpse into the engineering design process, learn about student opportunities at Seattle Central, get to know your peers, and more.

Credits: 2
Prerequisites: none

When is this course offered?

Current/Active Course Website

 


Engr142 - Computer Programming (also offered as CSC142) - Java

This course is an introduction to Computer Science. You will learn the general principles of modern programming: using objects to design a program, fundamental programming constructs (methods, conditionals, iterations, arrays…), using API's, writing and debugging code. The computer language that we will be using is Java.

Credits:5
Prerequisites: MATH&141 w/ a 2.0 or better AND CSC 110 w/ a 2.0 or better
Language: JAVA Additional 2 hours per week required during open computer lab hours

When is this course offered?

Current/Active Course Website

 

 

Csc143 - Computer Programming - Java

Topics include classes and interfaces, inheritance, graphics, exceptions, stream I/O, recursion, analysis of algorithms, and some dynamic structures (lists, stacks, trees). Uses the Java programming language.

This course is designed to continue the study of programming by introducing advanced Java language features and new programming topics. Students will also learn the tools for building efficient software systems: dynamic data allocation, recursion and analysis of algorithms.

Credits:5
Prerequisites: CSC142 with 2.0 or better

When is this course offered?

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Engr204 - Circuits

In this course you will apply the principles of electricity to practical engineering problems. At the end of the class, you should know how to analyze an electric circuit made of simple components. This means understanding important physics concepts such as voltage, current, power, and how these quantities can be related in a given circuit. It also means getting to understand the behavior of ubiquitous basic circuit components, such as resistors, capacitors, inductors and op amps. And lastly, it means knowing how to use mathematics in the context of Engineering (yes this is a calculus based course).

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: Physics 222 and Math 152, both with 2.0 or better

When is this course offered?

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Engr214 - Statics

This course introduces you to statics and how the principles of statics can be applied in practical engineering problems. At the end of the class, you should know how to analyze common engineering structures (frames, machines, trusses, beams). This means understanding important physics concepts such as force, torque and couples and how these quantities can be related and used to analyze a structure. It also means knowing how to use mathematics in the context of engineering (yes this is a calculus based course).

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: Physics 221 and Math 151, both with 2.0 or better

When is this course offered?

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Engr215 - Dynamics

In this course you will apply the principles of dynamics to practical Engineering problems. The goal is to help you develop your Engineering sense (and have fun doing so!). At the end of the class, you should know how to analyze the motion of a rigid body in many different situations (translation, rotation, collisions). This means understanding important physics concepts such as linear and angular acceleration, force, torque, work, energy, linear and angular momentum and how these quantities can be related and used to analyze motion. It also means knowing how to use mathematics in the context of Engineering (yes this is a calculus based course).

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ENGR&214 or ENGR 210 w/2.5 or better and MATH&152 or MAT 125

When is this course offered?

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Engr224 - Thermodynamics

In this course you will learn what it means to apply the principles of thermodynamics to practical Engineering problems. The goal is to help you develop your Engineering sense (and have fun doing so!). At the end of the class, you should know how to analyze a system from a thermodynamic perspective. This means understanding the important physics concepts introduced in thermodynamics (internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, etc.) and how these quantities can be related and used to analyze engineering devices. It also means knowing how to use mathematics in the context of Engineering (yes this is a calculus based course).

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: Prereq: MATH& 153 or MAT 126, PHYS& 222 or PHY 202, and CHEM& 161 or CHE 140

When is this course offered?

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Engr225 - Mechanics of Materials

This course is an introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation and strain in solid materials.  Basic relationships between loads, stresses, and deflections of structural and machine elements such as rods, shafts and beams are developed.  The load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear forces are considered.

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ENGR&214 or EGR210 and MATH&152 or MAT 125

When is this course offered?

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Engr240 - Introduction to Numerical Methods

This course is an introduction to numerical solutions to engineering problems using modern scientific computing tools. Application of mathematical judgment in selecting computational algorithms and communicating results. Introduction to MATLAB programming for numerical computation.

Credits: 5
Prerequisites: MATH&152 or MAT 125 and CSC110

When is this course offered?

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