Studying engineering at a community college in the United States starts students on a path towards a promising and financially rewarding career in the field of engineering.
Studying at a community college also allows students to complete their studies at a fraction of the cost of a traditional, four-year university in the United States.
Studying in the United States allows international students to pursue their academic and professional goals. Starting one's academic career at a community college allows a student to pursue academic and professional goals.
International students are able to attain an associate's degree within two years and are then allowed to complete a paid internship (with an organization in their field) through Optional Practical Training (OPT).
After completing OPT, international students can then complete a bachelor's degree after two additional years at a university and complete one additional year of OPT in their field.
This highlights how completing a bachelor's degree through the use of a community college not only results in savings on tuition costs, but an additional year of work experience (if desired).
The United States has some of the largest, and most prestigious engineering firms in the world. International students not only have the opportunity to study with professionals in the field but to also gain real-world work experience.
International students are able to study in work in a wide range of fields related to engineering. They include, but are not limited to, aerospace, agricultural and biological, architectural, chemical, civil, computer, computer science, electrical, energy management, engineering mechanics, engineering physics, general, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, and systems engineering.
There are certain fields related to engineering that international students can pursue after completing an Associate of Engineering Science (A.E.S) such as civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering.
Students can begin their career through an internship in the United States and gain the valuable experience needed to progress in a career related to engineering.
Other fields related to engineering (such as biological, architectural, chemical, nuclear, etc.) can also be approached by completing a bachelor's degree in engineering (after transferring to a university) and completing an additional internship in the field.