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Engineering Science Transfer (EST)
Program Course Descriptions


CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
EGS101 Introduction to Engineering
Pre: MAT 151 w/C or better
Co: CMP 101
Investigates some of the various fields of engineering, examines the engineering design process, and provides an introduction to problem-solving techniques used in engineering and engineering studies. (2 hours of lecture per week)
CHE103/104 General Chemistry 1 & 2
Pre: Communications Proficiency and MAT092 w/'C' or better or successful completion of MM12
This is a descriptive and quantitative general chemistry course designed for science and engineering majors. Topics include: introduction to measurement/significant figures/dimensional analysis/classification of matter, atomic structure/naming ionic and covalent compounds/nuclear processes, stoichiometry including molarity and balancing chemical equations, ionic equations including precipitation, acid-base, and oxidation-reduction reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory/electronic configurations/periodicity, chemical bonding/Lewis structures/resonance/valence bond/hybridization and molecular orbital theory (introductory), molecular geometry (VSEPR)/electronegativity, and other topics as needed. Laboratory work reinforces lecture concepts, and is intended to give students hands-on experience that will help them understand, appreciate, and apply chemical concepts. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and with CHE104, laboratory science sequence electives. (3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week)
MAT251/252 Calculus 1 & 2
Pre: MAT152/200 with 'C' or better, or placement exam score
A study of differential calculus. Topics include: functions, limits, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications including related rates, curve sketching and optimization problems. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
PHY201/202 Physics 1 & 2
Pre: Communications Proficiency, MAT152 w/'C' or better, Physics at HS or College
Co: MAT 251
Calculus-based physics course for students of science and engineering. The general subject covered is mechanics. Topics include: vectors, accelerated motion, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, and rotational kinematics and dynamics. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and with PHY 202 or PHY 301 or PHY 302, laboratory science sequence electives. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per we
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
CPS101 Computer Science 1 (Java 1)
Pre: MAT151 with a C or better or CCMR score of 40 or above and Communications Proficiency
This course is an introduction to computer programming through the use of the Java programming language. The range of topics includes fundamentals of Java, creation of Java programs, the development and testing environments, Java application programming, and applet programming with web applications, data types, control structures, arrays (single and multidimensional), and an introduction to objects, classes and methods. Emphasis will be on object- oriented design and programming skills. Topics will be reinforced through exercises in writing programs for varied applications. Fulfills open, liberal arts and computer language electives. Students entering this course should be able to use the Windows Interface to locate, create, and manipulate files, and folders. (4 lecture hours per week)
MAT301 Calculus 3
Pre: MAT252 with 'C' or better
Topics include: analytic geometry of the conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric equations; vectors and curves in 2-space and 3-space surfaces, partial derivative, multiple integrals and applications. Fulfills open, liberal arts and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
PHY301 Physics 3
Pre: PHY201, MAT252 with grade of "C" or better
Continuation of Physics 2. The general subjects are electricity and magnetism. Topics include: Coulomb's Law, Gauss' Law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, the magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, and inductance. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and with PHY201 laboratory science sequence electives. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week)
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective(s)
or  SS-ELECTIVE Social Science Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
MAT302 Differential Equations
Pre: MAT252 with "C" or better
Differential equations of first order and linear equations of second order, operators, engineering applications, successive approximations, interpolation and numerical integration. Fourier series, gamma and bessel functions and infinite series solutions to differential equations are covered. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
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