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Ronnie, Hopkinsville, KY

AddedTuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Is going to community college a good route?
I'm currently 20 and graduated high school in 2012. I've finally made the decision of going to college and I'm wanting to go for a bs in ee. Doing two years at a community college and then transferring over to a uni. Is this a good route to go? I'm not 100% positive that this is what I want to do and I am afraid of student loans being too much. what should I do? should I just go for a certificate to be an electrician or make the giant leap and do something greater and become an ee? Or maybe both? So many questions, such huge decisions.
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  • Jill S. Tietjen , Technically Speaking, Inc.
    Answered Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Ronnie:

    Yes, I highly encourage you to pursue the community college route on the way to your BS in EE.  Many students – in fact, about half – enroll in community college for the first two years of their engineering education.  It allows the students to finish up many of the basic classes (calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.) at a lower cost than enrolling at the university.  Many universities have what are called “articulation agreements” that specify which classes at the community college transfer in at what credit level.  I say – go for your BS in EE!!! 

    Jill S. Tietjen, P.E.