New degree programs set to start Spring 2020

Students looking forward to new degree options can expect to find Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems Technology and Advanced Technology and Robotics/Mechatronics in the spring semester.

Del Mar College’s Computer Science, Engineering and Advanced Technology (CSEAT) department hosted an informational session about the two new available degree plans that were recently approved by the state on Nov. 15.

The Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems Technology program is designed to teach students about electrical power systems, while Advanced Technology and Robotics/Mechatronics programs will prepare students for advanced manufacturing concepts in automation and robotic mechanics.

 The session held was a simple Q&A to inform interested students information on the new majors. Korinne Caruso, assistant professor of computer science, presented the layout of the degree plans and provided information on course availability.

“We hope to get the word out about the programs and provide students an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and industry partners,” said Caruso. “We are looking for increased enrollment or even awareness of the changes in our department.”

Alongside Caruso was Brian Dowd, engagement manager of Apex Systems, discussed an apprenticeship opportunity with everyone that attended. 

Caruso and Dowd went into details regarding the apprenticeship application process, the on-the-job training and the salary students can expect to make if they select one of the new majors.

More of these Q&A sessions will continue to be held every couple of weeks through the end of the spring semester. If you would like more information about the new degree plans contact Korinne Caruso at 361-698-1347 or at

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