Do you have a love for science, math, and problem solving? If so, why not earn an associate's degree and begin a rewarding engineering technology career?
Engineering technologists assist project engineers on various projects, such as research or manufacturing. Engineering technologists may work in a variety of areas, performing quality control, testing, or manufacturing. In general, engineering technologists focus on pragmatic rather than theoretical issues in engineering.
Following a career in engineering technology opens a wide world of opportunities, depending on your interests. Someone who has chosen an engineering technology career path may specialize in:
How Do I Prepare for an Engineering Technology Career?
- Aerospace and operations engineering: air and spacecrafts
- Civil engineering: structures, such as highways, buildings, bridges, dams, waste water treatment systems
- Electrical and electronic engineering: electronic and electrical equipment
- Electro-mechanical engineering: circuits and computers
- Environmental engineering: environmental hazards
- Industrial engineering: industry machinery
- Mechanical engineering: machinery and products
If you are still in high school or are going back to take classes, focus on science and math to help prepare you for your college coursework.
To learn engineering technology, you may earn a two-year associate degree, although there are some other engineering technology programs available. Associate's degrees tend to offer a more general education, on top of the engineering aspect, while technical colleges focus on the career path you've chosen. The content of your engineering courses depends on the speciality you choose.
Some graduates of engineering technology programs go on to enroll in four-year engineering degree programs, while others enter the field immediately.
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