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Community College and Engineering | Transfer from Community College Engineering


00:00 Lots of students asked me if it’s OK
for them to start their engineering journey at a two year community college and then transfer
to a four year engineering university program or college program. Will this video be talking about all about
that right now. 00:18 Hey younger nation. I’m Jake Vorhees and you are watching Episode
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and I’ll send you a copy. As mentioned in the intro I see this question
very commonly and a 1 percent engineer or community member MMU ACIS lately and maybe
want to make this video because I’ve been seeing it so much and he’s been participating
in all the live streams guys. So you have a specific question that you would
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streams this is a great way to get on my radar. This is a really interesting topic today and
I know a couple engineers who have had success with starting at community college and then
transferring to a four year school. 01:18 So for the young engineers who are still
considering which college to go into who may have friends who are younger or siblings who
are younger who are considering engineering school you can help them out with this advice. So this video is going to talk about three
reasons why it’s potentially a good idea to start at a community college and then transfer
to a four year engineering school. Reason number one and this is the direct response
to amuse question or the overarching question is that companies or grad schools or potential
future opportunities don’t actually care that you went to community college. If you got that for your degree if you actually
finished up at a four year university and accredited engineering school then they don’t
actually care at all. It’s a very common road for college students
in general to start at a community college or starting a smaller college and then transfer
to a bigger school. 02:07 So don’t worry about it. Looking back don’t worry about any negative
connotations at all it’s totally fine. In fact I have several friends who have had
success as Shadel to grant Waldy who was a bridge engineer in Vancouver and I worked
with him for four years but he went to Comodo College which in Canada they call it college
but we would call it community college and then he transferred to a University of British
Columbia. It took him five total years. So he did to come Asa and 3 at UBC and now
he’s crushing it and he’s leading the bridge inspection division with Parsons Corporation
who I used to work for and make a bunch of money. He’s gotten big salary increases because he’s
a leader because he’s a good communicator because he does business development and you
would never even know that he took a somewhat less stereotypical path to an engineering
university graduating and then entering the workforce. 02:55 In fact many universities partner with
community colleges and accept all of the credits that they provide their students after their
two year community curriculum. So you have no risk in that regard and you
have no judgment in the career world in the corporate world. So guys it’s totally fine and Reason Number
2 comes down to financial incentive. University tuition has been skyrocketing over
the last several decades and if you choose a community college particularly if you live
at home for the first two years and just drive in or if you have a local community college
in your area maybe you can walk or take your bike but you’re going to save so much money
on tuition alone. 03:32 You’re going to save so much money on
room and board. You’re probably going to party less. You may even have the ability to work part
time while you’re in school because typically community college curriculums are a little
bit more flexible. They do have more or less traditional students
who still need to work. They may have kids they may be going back
to school so a lot more classes are at night or a little bit more flexible. For example you may have just a single day
class that goes for three hours and you have more of your week that’s freed up more of
your time it’s freed up to do other things like shadow engineering companies or maybe
even get internships or start doing informational interviews about which type of engineering
you want to be. What you’re going to have more free time. 04:12 Are you going to be able to work. You’re going to save so much money on tuition. You’re going to save so much money on room
and board. You’re probably going to party last are probably
going to eat out less and all types of things like this so there’s a big big financial incentive
to do the community college route today so it highly encourage it guys and 3 it comes
down to a GPA advantage here. Generally when you start the college road
when you get thrown into the freshman year environment you end up doing lots of social
things you have a big steep learning curve when it comes to college in general particularly
engineering college. I had a super crappy GPA my freshman year
and it really does take that first year that first two years to get into the flow of things
to become a serious student to figure out what you need to do to commit to your work
to generate good habits in your world. 04:57 Figure out what you need to do to be
productive to meet people to study with things like this. So I didn’t really start getting good grades
until junior year. And if you go to a community college you’re
really figuring out how to be a college student in smaller bites smaller steps by the time
you get to that full engineering university in your third year you’re going to have so
many more advantages compared to other students who just got thrown to the wolves like I did
and had to figure it out as they go. Freshman year sophomore year. So I think you have such a better chance of
having a stronger GPA upon graduation if you only do your third and fourth year at a four
year university guys. 05:31 So those are the top three reasons why
I think that you can do community college or if you end up advising a friend or family
member or for all of your present engineers out there who are trying to figure out what
is your next move. Juniors and seniors in high school I know
a bunch of you are 16 17 so take this advice guys consider it if you have a community college
that isn’t too far away from home and you can drive and maybe you’re going to save some
money. So like an example number one maybe you’ll
be in a situation where there’s a school in your state that will accept all the credits
from the community college that is in your backyard too. You’re going to save a bunch of money on tuition
room and board social life stuff. And 3 you will probably have a better GPA
when you exit your four year university when you finally graduate from that four year school. If you start at community college guys. 06:21 So for these reasons I would heavily
consider it and if you’ve been enjoying these videos guys make sure you subscribe because
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