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Applied Science & Technology
  • To see the certificate requirements, click on this link. Scroll down to the Applied Science and Technology Division, click the appropriate Academic Year, and then the discipline you are interested in.
  • To see the AS/AA degree requirements, click on this link. On the top of the page choose AA or AS degree Applications and Checklists, click the appropriate Academic Year and the degree information you are seeking. For a AA/AS specific to a certain area, click on the Area of Concentration Link and browse for your area of interest. Those will be the classes you need to take IN ADDITION TO the general AA/AS requirements.

Students in this program will demonstrate entry-level skills for employment in the drafting and construction industry as a manual or computer-aided drafter in architecutral and building design offices, as well as in developer and building contractor offices, engery consultants, and other related sub-trades where plan reading and preparation is required. Students will learn skills that would be useful for employment in building and planning departments as plan checkers, code enforcement officers and more! This program offers the option to earn a Certificate (or a Certificate with an Engineering option) as well as an Associate of Science Degree . Learn more by reviewing the SJDC Catalog or the current schedule of classes.

San Joaquin Delta College's Engineering Department Programs help prepare students for entry into the technical employment field as Engineers or Engineering Technologists. All Bachelor of Science degree intendees must transfer to a four year educational institution to complete their program. Persons completing an Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology will be ready for employment as Engineering Technicians and/or Drafters.

The Engineering Technology program serves the two-fold purpose of training students for employment as Science degree in Engineering Technicians after receiving the A.S. degree, and of offering lower division technical courses for transfer to state colleges which offer a four year degree in Engineering Technology. A student who plans to transfer to a four year college may take the same basic technical courses (with noted exceptions) but should consult the catalog of the school of his/her choice in order to create the best possible transfer program. A few prospective employment opportunities for the graduate with a two year Associate in Science in Engineering Technology degree are shown below for majors in each of the specified options.

The statewide Engineering Liaison Committee encourages Engineering transfer students to complete the prescribed Engineering Core and obtain certification of that at the community college to assure transferability as Junior to any four year college and/or university in the state.

Civil Engineering: For those pursuing careers in surveying including GPS; map, subdivision improvement and structural drafting; materials testing and civil engineering aides.

Electronics/Electrical Engineering: For those pursuing careers in printed circuit board and solid state device drafting; electrical drafting and cost estimating; instrument technology; electronics research and development; and product testing.

Mechanical Engineering: For those pursuing careers in machine, heating, ventilating and air conditioning drafting; machine and HVAC design; mechanical engineering; materials evaluation; and mechanical research.

There are many options within this field of study. You can earn a Certificate in Engineering, Certificate in Engineering Drafter Technician, Associate in Arts in Engineering Technology, an Associate of Arts in Civil Technology, and an Associate of Science in Engineering Technology. To learn more look at the current College Catalog or the Schedule of Classes.


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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151