Who can become an engineer?
Success in an engineering educational program requires determination, effort, and a well thought out and well executed approach to the educational process. To be successful students must get their lives together so as not to be overburdened with distraction, must develop a high level of commitment and motivation to make the necessary choices and personal sacrifices, must value a technical education and know why they want to be an engineer, and must learn how the educational system works and learn how to be an effective student. An affinity for mathematics and science is helpful, but an extraordinary intellectual capacity for mathematics and science is not required. More important is a strong desire to understand “how things work.”
What kind of salary can graduates expect?
Salaries vary depending on which field of engineering you go into and also by the amount of experience. Engineering is always among the highest paying entry salaries for four-year graduates.
What do graduates of the program do?
Engineers turn ideas into reality; they question, explore, invent, discover, and create. The engineering process is a step-by-step method for producing a device, structure, or a system that satisfies a need.
What advantages does the comprehensive two-year engineering experience offer?
- Low cost community college tuition
Low cost on-campus housing
The entire math sequence for the first two years of engineering programs
The entire physics and chemistry sequence for the first two years of engineering programs
Engineering fundamentals, ethics, graphics, statics, dynamics, and electric circuits
Small class size
Individual attention from instructors
Computer and laboratory support
What is the job outlook for graduates?
Employment of engineers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations over the next decade, but growth will vary by specialty. Biomedical engineers should experience the fastest growth, while civil engineers should see the largest employment increase. Overall job opportunities in engineering are expected to be good. Source: www.engineersguideusa.com.
How long does it take to complete the program?
All engineering jobs require an accredited degree from a four-year institution. Students can complete the Kilgore College engineering program in two years then transfer to a four-year university to complete the remaining degree requirements.