For Immediate Release
Contact: Anna Behar-Russell
California State University, Long Beach's College of Engineering, in partnership with the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE), is pleased to announce the launch of two new engineering degree completion programs in the Antelope Valley. On August 29th, 15 Electrical Engineering students and 16 Mechanical Engineering students will begin classes. Additional new cohorts will start each fall. The programs are designed for transfer students who have completed lower-division classes and wish to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
The Antelope Valley area offers students unique access to the engineering industry, including highly- valued companies and agencies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Southern California Edison, Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake Naval Weapons Center, NASA, and other area employers that will provide opportunities for internships. The programs' location allows students to experience engineering projects in a real-world setting.
Students will attend classes at a local community college for their first two years, and then can apply for the CSULB program to complete their coursework. The programs offer the same curriculum taught at CSULB, and students will be admitted and matriculated as CSULB students. Students can plan on receiving their Bachelor of Science Degree in either Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering within two-and-a-half years, including a summer term.
Classes will be taught by a combination of Long Beach-based CSULB full-time faculty members and part-time instructors from the Antelope Valley area. The programs ensure that students have access to the same services as on-campus CSULB students, including on-site registration, financial aid, academic advisors, library access, and more. Furthering the strong link between the Antelope Valley programs and CSULB, Antelope Valley students will be provided with a CSULB I.D. card, and events at each campus will be broadcast to the other through online conferencing tools.
Representatives from CSULB will be attending the College Information Night at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on September 15th, as well as the 20th annual Salute to Youth event on September 23rd. Salute to Youth is an annual event that showcases career opportunities to students, including educational and training requirements. The event will be held at Plant 42 in the LAWA hangar (Building 704) at 30th Street East and Ave. P, across from NASA Drysden.
For more information about the degree completion programs and information on applying for the next cohort, visit www.ccpe.csulb.edu/engineering.