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Engineering Degree, AS

Do you enjoy solving complex problems, tinkering with gadgets, or designing new things? Do you thrive in your math and science courses? Then the Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering at San Juan College is the perfect choice for you!

Get challenged as you take fundamental engineering courses and explore different fields. After two years, you'll be ready to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor's degree. See why SJC has over 20 years of successful transfers to universities all over the United States. 

Why Study Engineering?

Engineering is a broad field that involves solving problems using math and science. It touches every aspect of our lives, from building bridges to designing smartphones. You can enter exciting fields such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Computer hardware
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation

With an AS in Engineering, you'll grasp important engineering fundamentals from circuits to thermodynamics. Explore different types of engineering to see which interests you the most. Our professors lead lectures and labs that give you practical experience, and your projects improve your critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Complete your Engineering AS in just two years and then transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor's degree.

Why Study Engineering at San Juan College?

Top-Notch Engineering AS Program

At SJC, we provide a quality engineering program that prepares you for your bachelor's degree. We have transfer agreements with all the universities in the state of New Mexico. With correct advising you will have only two years left wherever you go to finish. You can be sure you'll have the knowledge and skills to reach your career goals.

Transfer-Ready Program

Our associate degree in engineering program prepares you for transfer to colleges and universities in New Mexico and beyond. SJC is one of the few community colleges in the state to offer an Engineering AS program. We also have the most extensive selection of community college engineering courses in New Mexico.

For more than 20 years, we have helped students transfer to universities in New Mexico and across the country. With our transfer-ready program, you can be confident you'll receive a solid foundation that will prepare you for your future studies.

Personalized Learning Environment

Get the individualized attention you need to grasp complex engineering concepts. Our engineering classes feature small class sizes, and our dedicated professors will make sure you grasp all course concepts. You can be confident that you'll have the support you need to succeed.

Affordable Two-Year Program

With SJC low tuition rates , enrolling in the Engineering AS degree program is a smart investment for you. You'll take the same courses at SJC as at a four-year school but at a lower cost, saving you thousands of dollars. You may also qualify to get your degree tuition-free through the New Mexico Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.

What You'll Learn in the Associate Degree in Engineering Program

At San Juan College, you'll learn fundamental engineering principles through science and math courses that provide you with a strong foundation as you pursue your bachelor's degree. You'll study:

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Electric circuits
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics

You'll also develop critical thinking and hands-on skills through your labs and projects:

  • Analytical skills: Discover how to use mathematical and scientific principles to analyze data, perform experiments, and evaluate solutions.
  • Design skills: Create solutions that are effective and safe. Learn to use design tools and techniques to create solutions.
  • Problem-solving skills: Learn how to identify and analyze problems. Come up with practical and efficient solutions.
  • Technical skills: Develop technical skills such as programming, data analysis, and modeling.

Engineering AS Curriculum

Transfer Options

SJC's associate degree in engineering will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university where you can earn your bachelor's degree in engineering with two more years of study. Be more competitive in the job market and prepared for advanced jobs with higher salaries.

Our program can prepare you for specialized engineering degrees in the following fields:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

With our Engineering AS, you can enter as a junior majoring in engineering at the following schools:

  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • The University of New Mexico

Make sure to meet with your academic advisor if you wish to transfer to pursue your bachelor's degree in engineering. You will need to coordinate your coursework at San Juan College with the transfer institution's requirements.

Learn More About the Transfer Process

Careers and Outcomes

Most SJC graduates transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree in engineering. The demand for engineers is high, and the career opportunities are diverse and rewarding.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth in engineering occupations from 2021-2031:

No matter which specialization you choose, you'll find a career in your industry of choice. 

Next Steps

Start the journey to your Associate of Science in Engineering degree by applying to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our associate degree in engineering.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

West Classroom Complex,
Room 1911

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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