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Could a civil engineering technician go up to civil engineer?

ryancxyryancxy Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
Commonly, civil engineering technicians graduate from colleges or institutes, civil engineer are from universities.
In my mind, technicians focus more on pratical things and engineers more theoretical. Here is the thing, we know engineers pay more than technicians(comparing same working age) which is the drive that some want to go up to be an engineer. So, is there anyway that civil engineering technician could go up to civil engineer? Here are some guess:

(Given that someone'a already a civil engineering technician)
1. Civil engineering technicians use their spare time to take advanced classes back in university and then get a degree.(pratical?)
2. Gaining years of working experience and get certificate authorized, then become a engineer.(feasible?)

Thank you if you take some time answering my questions!!

Replies to: Could a civil engineering technician go up to civil engineer?

  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 36,613 Super Moderator
    I think you would need to go back and take classes - you would need quite a few. I don't think you can get licensed through experience. There are too many things you need to learn through classes. You could check with your state's professional engineering board and ask, though.
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