Computer Engineering

Associate of Science -Specialization in Computer Engineering 


The Associate of Science in Computer Engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Entry into many engineering programs is competitive, and students are urged to work closely with TCC advisors and university advisors to ensure all entry requirements are met.

The first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering can be completed at TCC. Students can earn an associate degree to transfer to a Washington state public university. Here is important information about the Computer Engineering program’s specific requirements:

Program Learning Outcomes – what we promise our students will learn in our program:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to engineering-related programs
  • Design a system, component, program or process to meet desired needs
  • Conduct scientific experiments, analyze and interpret the resulting data
  • Communicate design ideas and solutions to engineering-related problems or results of scientific experiments effectively
  • Use both English and mathematical languages to communicate ideas and solutions
  • Function effectively on a team to produce a cohesive and professional work product




AS Specialization in Computer Engineering

Your guided path toward earning your degree 

Degree Program
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While in high school, students should pursue all of the available courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer programming and physics. Post-high school, students may need to take additional math and science courses to meet requirements.


  • Students must complete at least 90 credits for this degree.
  • At least 30 credits must be earned at TCC.
  • A GPA of 2.0 is required.
  • Students must take at least one course from the list of approved multicultural courses.
  • 2022-2023 Distribution Course List (PDF)

View a sample schedule and more about program planning here.

Basic Requirements (15 credits)

ENGL& 101

MATH&151, 152

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credits)

Humanities course from approved class list

Social science course from approved class list - ENGR& 104* recommended.

Select five additional Humanities or Social Science credits from approved list.

Required Specialization Courses (49 credits)

CS 142

CHEM& 161

PHYS& 221, 222, 223

MATH& 153

MATH 220, 238

ENGR& 204

Additional Specialization Courses (25 credits)

Select five of the following classes as appropriate for intended major and bachelor's institution.

BIOL& 222

CS 143

ENGL& 235

ENGR& 104*, 214, 215, 224,  ENGR 240

MATH& 254

CHEM&  162

Elective Credits (one credit minimum)

Any college level course (courses numbered 100 or above) may be used.


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Jon Armel

Computer Engineering, Faculty Advisor

Building: F1-53
Office: 253.566.5143


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David Anderson

Computer Engineering, Faculty Advisor

Building: F1-31
Office: 253.460.4483


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