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Welcome to Engineering & Technologies Departments

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The Engineering and Technology Department at East Los Angeles College offers lower-division engineering, pre-engineering, and technology courses that allows students to complete their transfer requirements, obtain a certificate and/or associates degree.

Many ELAC students graduated to become engineers and technologist. They began studying at the community college, and then transferred to a four year institution to complete their B.S. degree in engineering.

Other ELAC students were focused on obtaining career training for the workforce and obtained a certificate or AS degree in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) or Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CADD).

What is Engineering?

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology:

"Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of [hu]mankind."

Source: Landis, Raymond B. Studying Engineering; A Road Map to a Rewarding Career, Los Angeles: Discovery Press, 2007.