Physics, Engineering and Engineering Technology


"There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something!"
- Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931

Physics Class - Science Center Group Study RoomWhile there are small differences between the programs of each branch of engineering and physics, COCC works to provide the courses common to all programs. Students may have to take some additional classes at the university after transferring to reach junior status within their major. The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree meets the state of Oregon transfer degree requirements, allowing students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements; with the appropriate course planning, all lower division major requirements may also be met. Students should work closely with an advisor to select the best degree option and review specific transfer requirements.

The following is a suggested course of study for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in physics, engineering and engineering technology. In some instances, an Associate of Science degree may help students better meet transfer-institution course requirements; see advisor for details.


  • Computer competency1 0-4
  • Health2 3-4
  • MTH 111 College Algebra 4
  • SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
  • WR 121 English Composition 4
  • WR 122 English Composition 4
  • or WR 227 Technical Writing



A minimum of 11 credits from the arts and letters discipline studies list, see College catalog, with at least two different prefixes and at least two courses with the same prefix.


  • BI 101 General Biology I 4
  • PH 211 General Physics I 5
  • PH 212 General Physics II 5
  • PH 213 General Physics III 5


A minimum of 15 credits from the social science discipline studies list, see College catalog, with at least two different prefixes and at least two courses with the same prefix.


  • CH 221 General Chemistry I 5
  • CH 222 General Chemistry II 5
  • CH 223 General Chemistry III 5
  • ENGR 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3
  • ENGR 211 Statics 4
  • ENGR 212 Dynamics 4
  • ENGR 213 Strength of Material 4
  • GE 101 Engineering Orientation 3
  • GE 102 Engineering Problem Solving & Technology 3
  • MTH 251 Calculus I 4
  • MTH 252 Calculus II 4
  • MTH 253 Calculus III 4
  • MTH 254 Vector Calculus I 4
  • MTH 255 Vector Calculus II 4
  • MTH 256 Applied Differential Equations 4

Students should take all of the above plus enough additional coursework to reach the 90 minimum credits required for the AAOT degree.

1. Pass computer basic skills competency test or take CIS 120, Computer Concepts.

2. To meet this requirement, students entering OSU Cascades - EEM degree (Energy Engineering Management) should take HHP 295: Health and Fitness. Other students can choose from HHP 295, or HHP 231: Human Sexuality, HHP 242: Stress Management, HHP 258: Holistic Wellness, or HHP 266: Nutrition for Health and one activity or health module – OR HHP 252A: First Aid and CPR.