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CP = Certificate of Proficiency

  • AS in Engineering
  • CP in Biomedical Devices
  • CP in Rapid Prototyping

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At Foothill College, the engineering major provides a solid foundation in what is normally referred to as the "engineering core" at most colleges and universities.

The major is designed so that, in most cases, it provides all of the basic subjects necessary for a smooth transfer to the candidate's chosen college or university.

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What do you love about being an engineer? The challenge of finding a solution to a problem and applying the knowledge gained in school to real world problems.

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Creativity, teamwork, and communication are important skills for engineers. An understanding of math and science helps in seeing ways to make improvements and identify and solve problems. And as with any field, students should seek out support academically, financially, and through mentorship. We can help you with this at Foothill.

Start by reading more about engineering and what engineers do and how to plan a course of study to earn a degree.

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