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Engineering is the application of scientific and
technical knowledge to solve human problems. Engineers
use imagination, judgment and reasoning to apply
science, technology, mathematics, and practical
experience. The result is the design, production,
and operation of useful objects or processes.
OCC has an engineering program that can start
you on a path to a career in engineering. You
will need excellent grades and aptitude in both
math and science.
Civil/Construction Technology Courses
Engineers are in demand!
Engineers are currently in
demand all over the world, in fact, the United
States is trying desperately to catch up to
India and China in producing new engineers. The average starting
salary in 2005 for an engineer with a bachelor's
(4-5 year) degree ranges from $36,000 to $50,000.
This is significantly higher than salaries for
graduates with bachelor's degrees in many other
fields. The aging infrastructure of many of the
United States' highways, bridges and buildings
have made a critical
shortage of civil engineers.
engineering work over the next decade will be
rebuilding, as opposed to constructing, America's
crumbling infrastructure. Most of this will
take place in urban areas where budgets are
tight and only projects that are in a state
of crisis are funded. Civil engineers will also
be building water treatment plants and hazardous
waste processing sites. Demand for civil engineers
is expected to be strong."
Princeton Review 2006
ensure our continued leadership in the world,
I am committed to building on our record of
results with new investments' especially in
the fields of physical sciences and engineering.
Advances in these areas will generate scientific
and technological discoveries for decades to
George W. Bush, Feb. 2, 2006
Associate in Science (AS)
Professional opportunities for engineers continue
to be strong in today's technological world.
The first two years of college work are much the
same for all branches of engineering. The OCC
engineering program is a good basic program
for those who have not yet made their choice of
an engineering college. Additional courses in
the fields of engineering specialization are advised
to achieve junior status in the transfer college
of choice. To ensure that the appropriate transfer
courses are taken, students should discuss course
sequence with a faculty
advisor in the Engineering Studies Department
during the first semester of study.
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