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Welcome to the Engineering Transfer Program web site!

I am Gil Cruz, P.E., a faculty member in the Engineering Transfer Program.

So, you are planning to be or thinking about being an engineer, and you are beginning your higher academic career here at Las Positas College. We believe you made a wise choice. The administration, faculty and staff have made a strong commitment to the success of the Engineering Transfer Program. Let me tell you a little about the Program.

This accredited and articulated program will provide lower division engineering, mathematics, and science courses to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue an engineering degree. We are dedicated to providing an opportunity for an education that will allow you, the student, to be competitive at any university you choose to attend.

The engineering field is at once challenging, rewarding, and dynamic. Engineering as a profession, continues to go through a period of rapid change and growth, impacting virtually every aspect of our lives. Opportunities for students in this career field are endless.

A career in engineering offers many options: Aeronautical, Mechanical, Materials, Electrical, Industrial, Optical, Computer, Biological Systems, and Chemical Engineering. These are just some of the many engineering specialties offered by the California State University, the University of California, and private universities.

The Engineering Transfer Program at Las Positas College has been designed in line with the University of California, the California State University and some private universities. The course of study is for transfer and does not confer a degree. It is based on recommendations of the California Engineering Liaison Council and is designed to prepare you for junior standing upon transfer to universities in California in any major branch of engineering.

Also on this web site, you will find information that describes course offerings, outlines and a syllabus for each course. The program described in the brochures is notional, in that it may take more than two years to complete. You have to be math ready to take some of the engineering and physics courses. However, when you have completed the required transfer courses, you matriculate to your chosen university as a junior-level student. Be apprised that transfer requirements differ from major-to-major and college- to-college. Meeting with a counselor and me is strongly recommended to help optimize your time at Las Positas College.

Our students have demonstrated a high level of success at the UC, CSU, and private universities. Here the student reaps the benefits of having a small student-to-faculty ratio. You receive more personalized attention and guidance from a dedicated faculty, who are committed to your success.

I personally invite you contact me for information about the Engineering Transfer Program. I can be contacted by phone at (925) 373-4979, or via e-mail at, or just stop by my office in Room 1808 on campus. I look forward to talking with you.


Think of Engineering for a career choice - the rewards are many!