Engineering NEws & Announcements
Cabrillo College offers a comprehensive engineering program that prepares students for transfer with full junior standing to four-year engineering colleges in California and across the United States.
Presently, California universities that grant BS degrees in engineering count on community colleges to provide approximately 50% of their junior class.
Fall 2016 Semester: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (bldg. 800, rm 834, STEM Center)
Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (bldg. 800, rm 810)
6:00 – 8:00 pm --- Cabrillo's Aptos Campus
The engineering faculty will describe Cabrillo's engineering program, review the engineering courses, and advise you on which classes to take.
Attend Cabrillo College’s
ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession course
(for College and High School Students)
Through the use of class discussions, videos, tours, design projects, and speakers from industry, ENGR 5 students will explore the many options of an engineering career.
Summer 2016 Semester: MTWTh, July 11-21, 2016, 9:30 am - 1:45 pm
Fall 2016 Semester: Thurs, 2:30 pm - 05:35 pm or Thurs, 6:00 pm- 9:05 pm
Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus
Awards: $200 to $2000 (students in their last semester before transfer may apply)
Due Date: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016 before midnight (11:59 pm)
Details contained on application. (see below)
E-mail completed application to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
[May 2016: Award Notification -- August 2016: Funds Awarded]
$6,700/yr-student (academically talented engr. students w/ financial need)
Due Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:00 p.m. PST
Details contained in the informational document. (see below)
Aug 1 - 5, 2016; Mon - Fri; 9am - 3pm:
Girls in Engineering: Design and Build
Aug 8 - 12, 2016; Mon - Fri; 9am - 3pm:
Boys in Engineering: Design and Build
High School and College Engineering Programs:
July 11 - 28, 2016; Mon - Thurs; 9:30am - 12:20pm:
Cabrillo College course ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession
(register through Cabrillo's process)
Cabrillo College's engineering program began in 1960, the second year of the college's operation. Cabrillo is the only community college in the tri-county area (Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito) that presents a complete lower division engineering program. The program presently transfers more than 50 students each year into the engineering pipeline.
Cabrillo's engineering program provides the facilities, equipment and teaching faculty to present the very finest lower division engineering education to the greatest number of students, so they can transfer and successfully complete a degree in engineering. This program is the integral part of the Cabrillo's college-wide transfer mission and is highly respected by the four-year engineering colleges throughout California.
Cabrillo engineering students, who have gone on to earn their degrees from more than 30 four-year engineering universities, have made a major impact on Santa Cruz county as they have returned to occupy a wide range of positions in the public and private sectors of business and professional life in our area. Many have assisted in providing part-time and summer jobs for current engineering students, who, in turn, have made a significant contribution to the local technical community. Alumni are employed in professional practice throughout the state, nation and even abroad. Former students are a major source of gifts to the engineering scholarship fund and have endowed other awards.
All the diversity of the student population are present in the engineering student body. The exact numbers for all areas fluctuate widely from term to term and subject to subject. We see an age range from 18 to well over 40; an ethnic range including Latino, African-American, Japanese, Chinese, Southeastern Asian, Middle-Eastern, Native-American; and economic and educational abilities ranges from top to bottom. The Cabrillo Engineering Society brings students with diverse talents together.
Cabrillo's engineering coursework follows a pattern established by the California Engineering Liaison Committee (ELC). Cabrillo engineering has been a major player in this group for a third of a century. Our students have been able to transfer to any campus of their choice and complete the required program in the same time span, and with equal or greater success, as the students who start at the four-year schools.
Contact Jo-Ann Panzardi, Chair/Instructor
Engineering Department, Rm 811, Aptos Campus
831-479-6497 or email@example.com