Electrical Engineering

Associate of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering 


The Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering is a state-recognized Major Related Program (MRP) 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 Electrical 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 Electrical 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 in Computer and Electrical Engineering

Your guided path toward earning your degree 

Degree Program
Career Options


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 104 credits for this degree. Because many of these classes require pre-requisites, the total number of credits may exceed 104
  • At least 30 applicable credits must be earned at TCC.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework applied to the degree, and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all TCC college-level courses are 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

PHYS& 221, 222, 223

MATH& 153, MATH 220, 238

ENGR& 204

CHEM& 161

Additional Specialization Courses (25 credits)

Select five of the following classes as appropriate for intended transfer institution.

BIOL& 222

CS 143

CHEM& 162

MATH& 254

ENGR& 104, 214, 215, 224, ENGR 240

ENGL& 235


Electrical engineers work primarily in research and development industries, firms, the federal government; and with public or private utilities that generate or distribute electricity. Projects can range from designing a telecommunication system or the operation of electric power stations to the lighting and wiring of buildings, the design of household appliances, any kind of electrical circuitry in computers, phones and more.

Explore careers in Electrical Engineering.

Contact Us

Jon Armel, Faculty Advisor
Building: F1-53. Office: 253.566.5143

Jared Abwawo, Faculty Advisor
Building: F1-41, Office 253.460.4373



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