Computer & Electrical Pre-Engineering


Computer & Electrical Pre-Engineering

About The Program

Complete basic background studies for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in computer and electrical engineering disciplines.  Careers may be found in research, development, design, operations management, teaching, sales and consulting.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Degree Requirements  

Pre-Major Requirements (41 credits)

CHEM& 161* General Chemistry w/Lab I 5
CS 170 Computer Programming 5
CS 270 Data Structures I 5
PHYS& 221* Engr Physics I w/Lab 5
PHYS& 222* Engr Physics II w/Lab 5
PHYS& 223* Engr Physics III w/Lab 5
ENGR& 204 Electrical Circuits 6

Recommended Electives

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab 5
CHEM& 162* General Chemistry 2/Lab II 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
ENGR 205** Design of Logic Circuits 5
ENGR 206 Microprocessor Systems 5
ENGR& 214 Statics 5
ENGR& 215 Dynamics  
ENGR& 224 Thermodynamics 5

MATH& 254*

(was MATH 154)

Calculus IV 5

**Required for WSU-V

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

*It is recommended that sequence courses be completed at one institution.

Total transferable credits required to earn this degree: a minimum of 91 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.  A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use foundational knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Make measurements, analyze data, and interpret results.
  • Problem solving, team, self-assessment and lifelong learning skills.
  • Communicate effectively.

Revised April 2023 (Effective Summer 2023)


Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement are: UW Seattle, WSU, EWU, Gonzaga U, St. Martin's U, Seattle Pacific U, Seattle U and Walla Walla U.

Additional general education requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

Most four-year universities require one year of a single foreign language as a graduation requirement.

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