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Design & Engineering Technology


Note to Transfer Students

This program is intended to provide skills and experiences that will help students transition directly into the workforce after obtaining a certificate or a degree.  Students who may later wish to transfer to a four-year college often find that the portfolio developed in this program, and experiences gained in the workplace, can be used to aid in the transfer process.  However, the courses specific to this degree are generally not designed to meet a specific college transfer pathway. Should a student wish to pursue a plan to transfer, it is critical that they meet with an ARC counselor to select and plan the additional courses required for transfer to the specific four-year college or university in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Colleges vary widely in terms of the required coursework. The courses that ARC requires for an associate’s degree in this major are often different from the requirements needed for a bachelor’s degree at a specific college. It is recommended that students keep a portfolio of all design/engineering technology coursework completed at ARC to present for evaluation by four-year college program advisors.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.A. in Design Technology
  • A.S. in Engineering Technology
  • A.S. in Mechatronics
  • Design Technology Certificate
  • Engineering Technology Certificate
  • Mechatronics Certificate
  • Basic Mechatronics Certificate
  • CADD Operator - Entry Level Certificate
  • Dean Gary Aguilar
  • Department Chair Randy Schuster
  • Phone (916) 484-8354