Associates in Applied Engineering

<p>Since my area does not offer a 4 year program in engineering I would like to pursue a 2 year degree in engineering. This particular degree gives me a good general foundation in engineering the first two semesters, then lets me choose a specialty and/or other classes to add in addition. In addition my advisor has placed many high performing students into employment positions well before graduation. At least in my area we are not producing enough engineers (which makes sense since we do not have a university that offers the degree) BTW My two specialities are electrical and mechanical. My questions are.</p>

<p>1)Have any of you worked as a engineering tech while obtaining your BS in engineering?</p>

<p>2)Are there any specific skills you could reccomend to me that a modern engineer should have? Since I have the freedom to take additional classes, I'd like to take classes in areas that are needed. i.e. I audited an metrology class, and one of the students there is a current engineer, his company sent him back to take this metrology class.</p>

<p>3)Be honest have you seen gender discrimination as an engineer?</p>

<p>4)In the larger cities, do technicians compete a lot with bachelors carrying engineer grads?</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>


</p>

<p>Make sure you are proficient with computers and are a good communicator of your ideas to others. Other than that, specific skills will depend on what job you want.</p>

<p>


</p>

<p>If a BS engineer is competing with a technician for a job, then the BS engineer is doing it wrong. They should be going after distinct jobs, not the same job.</p>