160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The new Lancaster University Center is offering counseling and registration for multiple engineering bachelor’s degree programs. The center offers bachelor of science degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering. The center is a collaboration between California State University, Fresno’s Engineering Department, the city of Lancaster, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base. Additional partners are Antelope Valley College and California State University, Bakersfield. The center is on Division Street at Avenue I in the former Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Challenger Hall. The city is getting ready to erect new laboratory buildings that will provide space for classes and specialized equipment necessary for upper-division mechanical and electrical engineering courses. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Limited lab classes such as mechatronics and electrical engineering advanced circuit analysis are being taught in temporary facilities. The new facilities will be equipped with more than $1 million worth of equipment through an educational partnership agreement sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory and supported by Knowledgeworkers, a Colorado-based educational company. The center was created to address a looming shortage of American engineers as the current generation of engineers retires, a concern to the aerospace and defense industry. The Lancaster center lets Antelope Valley residents earn an engineering degree without commuting long distances and provides opportunities for work-study arrangements. Information on the engineering programs, especially for students beginning their education at Antelope Valley College, can be obtained by calling Amie Steele at (661) 723-6429, Ext. 103.