Why Choose Engineering?

Delta College's Engineering Program helps prepare students for entry into the technical employment field as Engineers or Engineering Technologists. The Engineering Technology program serves the two-fold purpose of training students for employment as Engineering Technicians after receiving the certificate and A.S. degree, and of offering lower division technical courses for transfer to those state colleges which offer a four year degree in Engineering Technology. The statewide Engineering Liaison Council encourages Engineering transfer students to complete the prescribed Engineering degrees at the community college to assure transferability as a Junior to any four year college and/or university in the state.

Engineering Students work on a class project

What are the degree and certificate options


  • Associate in Science, Engineering - Civil
  • Associate in Science, Engineering - Computer
  • Associate in Science, Engineering - Electrical
  • Associate in Science, Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing
  • Associate in Science, Engineering Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Associate in Science, Engineering Technology


  • Certificate, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Certificate, Engineering: Computer-Aided Drafter
  • Certificate, Engineering Technolog>

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What can I do with my degree or certificate?

A student who plans to transfer to a four-year college should earn one of the Engineering AS degrees but should also consult the catalog of the school of his/her choice in order to create the best possible transfer program. Students who graduate with a two year Associate in Science in Computer-Aided Drafting or Engineering Technology may find employment as designers or technicians in the manufacturing, construction, civil engineering, public utilities or research and development fields.

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.

Important Links

University of the Pacific Engineering Pipeline Program

Consumer Information and Cost

For consumer information about the cost to complete certificate programs and completion rates, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Who is teaching Engineering?