An engineer is a practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness"). The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.
Within the past 5 years, all of the students who have completed the program and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher have been accepted to 4-year engineering programs in VA.
What Hours Would I Work?
This career has a typical starts with a 40 hour work business week (8am-5pm). The location can range from in an office to out in the field. As competence and responsibilities increase the number of hours and location can vary.
Where Can I Live?
There are a number of Engineering Jobs/employers in SW Virginia including ABB(Bland), General Dynamics(Marion), VDOT(Marion), and various small firms. Most students find future employment around the state of VA, in the United states as well as international opportunities.