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ENGR-096 - Discover Engineering - David Martinez

Course:Discover Engineering
Professor:David Martinez
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This is a 100% online course. This course will introduce you to the exciting field of engineering and allow you to design and construct your very own engineering projects. I am writing to provide you with important information before we begin the class.

Course Description

Explores the various engineering disciplines by examining engineering problems and their solutions. Includes essential techniques for success in subsequent engineering courses and orientation to relevant computer based technologies. Upon completion of the course students will be able to differentiate among the various engineering disciplines that exist in major research universities. In addition, students will design and construct basic engineering projects utilizing engineering principles.

What to Expect in this Course

This course will cover the field of engineering in several ways. Through the use of Canvas, a course management system, lecture topics, articles, essays, video links and weblinks will be provided to introduce new topics on a weekly basis. Homework will be assigned through Canvas and is expected to be submitted via Canvas or email. Homework will consist of answering assessment questions from the textbook and through online research. On occasion, you will also have quizzes and exams. These tests and quizzes will also be administered through the Canvas system. Please note that all students will progress through the course together at the same pace. Your success in this class depends on the willingness to dedicate approximately 7 or more hours per week (the amount of time spent on a regular lecture class). To be successful it is necessary to be highly self-motivated.

Types of Assessments

Homework assignments, research labs, hands-on at-home labs, online exams, class discussions.

Textbook Information

Textbook Title: Engineering Your Future: A Comp. Intro to Engineering; 9th Edition

Other Relevant Course Information

Technical Requirements. All students must have access to a PC based computer (Mac is fine). You will need at least a 56K modem, but a cable/DSL, T1 or other high-speed connection is best for the multimedia content (audio, video, animations). Your computer should also have the following: Memory: 64 MB RAM Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher We will use software programs that you can access or download from the internet. As I noted above, you should have regular access to the Internet. Also, you will need an email account. You are responsible for maintaining an active email account for the whole semester. You are expected to check your email daily. If you change addresses and do not let me and your classmates know, you will not be able to receive important information Your email address will be available to your classmates as well as myself. If you are concerned about privacy, then you can establish an email account specifically for this course at one of the many free email service providers (,, etc.). Students are not allowed to share an email address regardless of your relationship with the other student. For example, husbands and wives, mothers and sons or daughters, significant others, etc. must each have their own email address.

You can email me at Include “ENGR 096 online” in the subject header. Also include your first and last name in the email. Please allow at most 48 hours for a response. If you do not get a response, please resend the email.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 984