Angela Foss

Angela Foss

Title
Learning Support Programs Coordinator
Organization
Coconino Community College
Location
AZ
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Biography

As a computer engineer is in education. Angela has already enjoyed several very different and fascinating jobs: video game developer, technical coordinator of a tutoring program, and creator of an art program for students with disabilities.  She is the Learning Support Programs Coordinator at Coconino Community College. Angela’s job is to support students in pursuing their academic dreams. About half of her job involves technology: she is working on creating a better online presence for the college in terms of learning support. She also utilizes technology to track the work of the Learning Support Programs through database tracking and analysis. The other half of her job is working directly with students and their tutors.

Education
B.S. in Computer Engineering M.Ed. in Instructional Design
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
  • I am willing to be contacted about potential job shadowing by interested students.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
Answers by Angela Foss

Hello Erica,  Great question!  The Associate's degree you should pursue really depends on the requirements of the degree at your future University.  You want to declare a major that allows you to transfer the most possible credits to your BME program and that provides you with the best preparation and pre-requisites.  For example, at the community college I work at engineering student pursue a degree in an Associate of Science.  This degree offers a higher level of math and science coursework that is required for engineering programs at nearby universities.  It also offers flexibility for students to vary additional coursework based upon the engineering discipline they are pursuing. 

Your best bet is to to pull up your degree requirements from the university and take that with you to an advising appointment at your community college.  I would also suggest that you verify with the university that your community college degree and coursework will meet the admissions requirement of the BME program. 

I hope this was helpful.  Feel free to ask me follow up questions and best of luck!  Engineering is awesome!

Virus Scanner companies have engineers who develop the virus scanning software. I myself have not worked on any projects that work with viruses. However, I am sure the teams of engineers vary in their specific engineering background but primarily consist of software engineers. As far as creating viruses there may be certain situations where software engineers may want to create a virus to simulate how secure their product is or how well their scanner may detect a specific type of virus. There may be another engineer girl who is able to give a more specific answer. You may also try to email a person who works for a virus scanner company and let them know that you are interested in this area and ask if they can give you some information about their company and the type of work their engineers do. Engineers typically love to encourage new and young engineers who are interested in their field. I hope I have helped, let me know if you have any more questions and even if I can't answer them I can hopefully point you in the right direction. Good luck and best wishes. Angela Foss