The Engineering Department honors ALL our students: 

IMMIGRANTS, UNDOCUMENTED, MUSLIMS, WOMEN, LGBTQ, DISABLED, PEOPLE OF COLOR, LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED, FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS and VETERAN.

Cabrillo College offers a comprehensive engineering program that prepares students for transfer with full junior standing to four-year engineering colleges/universities 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.

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What to take your first semester at Cabrillo as an Engineering major?

All Engr Majors EXCEPT Electrical,Computer,or Software Engr Majors

  • CG 51-STEM
  • ENGR 5
  • Choose your level of math: Math 5A (Calculus I) or Math 4 (Pre-Calculus) or Math 1 (College Algebra)
  • Choose your level of chemistry: CHEM 1A (College Chemistry) or CHEM 3/3L (if you did not receive an A or B in high school chemistry)

Other Course Options if you want to take another major core course in your first semester:

ENGR 25 (All Engrs) or ENGR 12 (Mech & Aero Engrs only) or ENGR 1A (Civil Arch & Structural Engrs only)

Only Electrical,Computer,or Software Engr Majors

  • CG 51-STEM
  • ENGR 5
  • Choose your level of math: Math 5A (Calculus I) or Math 4 (Pre-Calculus) or Math 1 (College Algebra)
  • Choose your level of computer science: CS 11 (C Programming) or CS 12P (Python Programming, for UCSC) or CS 1/L (if you need more experience using computers)

Other Course Options if you want to take another major core course in your first semester:

PHY 4A (College Physics) or PHY 11 (if you did not receive an A or B in high school physics)

Curious About a Career in Engineering?
Attend Cabrillo College’s ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession course (for College and High School Students)
Summer 2021

One (1) on-line synchronous section offered:

July 12 - 22, 2021; Monday-Thursday, 9:30am - 1:45 pm

Taught synchronously on-line through Conferzoom on the ENGR 5 Course Canvas Page

To apply and register: www.cabrillo.edu/apply-register

Fall 2021 Semester

Two (2) synchronous on-line sections offered:
Section 1: Thurs, 11:10 am -2:10 pm

Section 2: Thurs, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm;

Taught synchronously on-line through Conferzoom on the ENGR 5 Course Canvas Page

To apply and register: www.cabrillo.edu/apply-register

Spring 2022 Semester

Two (2) in-person sections offered:

Section 1: Thurs, 2:30pm - 5:30 pm; Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus

Section 2: Thurs, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm; Location: Rm 810 on Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus

To apply and register: www.cabrillo.edu/apply-register

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 2021:
Middle, High School and College Engineering Programs
Middle School Baskin Girls in Engineering:

COVID-19 has prevented us from offering this camp in Summer 2021. Sorry.

High School and College Engineering Programs:

ENGR 5 Engineering as a Profession
July 12 - 22, 2021; Monday-Thursday, 9:30am - 1:45 pm

(Taught synchronously on-line through Conferzoom on the ENGR 5 Course Canvas Page)

Any questions?
Contact:

Jo-Ann Panzardi; Chair/Instructor Engineering Department
Rm 811, Aptos Campus; 831-479-6497 or jp@cabrillo.edu

or

Cabrillo College STEM Counselors
counselor@cabrillo.edu

About Engineering Program:

Cabrillo College's engineering program began in 1960, the second year of the college's operation. Cabrillo's engineering program provides the complete lower division coursework which prepares you to transfer with full junior standing to all four-year engineering college/universities in California and across the United States.

ENGINEERING MAJORS:

Engineering is one of the top ten majors at Cabrillo with more than 600 students majoring in engineering.  Some popular engineering majors:

  • Aerospace, Marine, and Ocean Engineering
  • Agricultural, Biological, Biomedical, and Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental, Structural, & Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials and Nanotechnology Engineering
  • Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Robotics Engineering
  • Nuclear and Petroleum Engineering
BENEFITS of CABRILLO's ENGINEERING PROGRAM:

Cabrillo’s engineering program offers you:

  • small class size
  • cost-effective education
  • accessible faculty who are committed to your academic success
  • engaged community of students
  • faculty with varied disciplines and interest
  • modern classroom and laboratory facilities
  • hands-on fun engineering curriculum
  • transferable courses to all UC, CSU & private universities
  • strong foundation for you to be successful in your junior and senior years
  • STEM Center: place to study collaboratively with free tutoring, workshops, and computers
  • more than $100,000 in scholarship awarded each year
  • mentors and connection to engineering alums
  • engineering student clubs

The quality of education, the individualized attention, the convenience, and the cost are the advantages of coming to Cabrillo.  History has proven that Cabrillo students do as well as, and frequently better than, those students who started as freshman at the four-year schools.

Students

All the diversity of the student population is present in the engineering student body and active in many of the engineering student clubs:

  • Aerospace Club
  • AgTech Club
  • Engineers Holding the Future
  • Engineering Society
  • Robotics Club
  • Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Engineering Abroad Club
  • K-12 Outreach Club
  • STEAMWorks Club
  • new clubs created each year

Link to Active clubs

Alumni

Cabrillo has connections to many engineers throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond through our 1000+ alumni.  Many make 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. 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.

Cabrillo's engineering coursework follows a pattern established by the California Engineering Liaison Council (ELC). Cabrillo engineering has been a major player in this group for more than 60 years.

Questions?
Contact Jo-Ann Panzardi, PE, Chair/Instructor (831) 479-6497: Engineering Department, Rm 811, Aptos Campus, or