Science, Engineering and Technology

Think about all of the technology that you encounter in your everyday routines: cars buzzing along busy highways during rush hour, cell phones ringing as people miles apart connect with one another, television and computer screens displaying the latest news and entertainment. All of these products and sights exist because of the creativity and ingenuity of those in the engineering and technology field. But gadgets and robotics are not the only things that come out of the engineering and technology industry. Think about all of the sights and services that you encounter in your everyday routines: the highways and streets that the cars drive on, the stacks of produce and meats and packaged foods at the grocery store, the recycling centers and landfills that all of your garbage ends up at. All of these sights and services also exist because of the creativity and ingenuity of those in the engineering and technology field.

As you can see, the engineering and technology industry is wide and varied. This allows for those with nearly any interest to find a suitable niche in the industry. Those who love gadgets would be well-suited to work with engineering technicians, who focus on developing the workings of many electronic and robotic products. Those who are interested in transportation can work in automotive or aerospace engineering, which focuses on building cars and planes and other vehicles. Those who are environmentally-conscious can work in environmental science and protection and strive to create more environmentally-friendly ways of running businesses and industries.

Associate degree holders will find many opportunities open to them in technicians positions, which gives them the exciting opportunity to work alongside engineers and specialists in creating products and services and ideas that will save lives, offer more convenience, improve human connections, or improve the general quality of life of the community.