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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
48. The One Percent engineer show where we empower
young engineers to rise to the top 1 percent of their career. 00:29 This is your first time to the channel
guys make sure you subscribe because I read these videos on Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays. 00:36 So you can crush it in your career and
become a 1 percent engineer. If you want the 1 percent engineer cake eyes
which has a bunch of e books and résumé templates so that you can crush it color Veilleux
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
like me to answer in a video if your comment on videos if you’re participating in the live
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
I believe videos per young engineers on Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays so that you can crush
it and succeed and face or watching the 1 percent engineer show guys stay hungry on
your quest to become a present engineer.

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51 thoughts on “Community College and Engineering | Transfer from Community College Engineering

  1. Thanks for this Jake! I'm currently in Community college for engineering and this made me feel motivated. Thank you.
    Also can I get the kit you were talking about at the begining of this video~!

  2. Hey Jake! Great video. I'm currently in a community college for my bachelors degree. That specific community college had national recognition as a whole and dropped the community in the name. They offer a few bachelor's programs including electrical engineering which I'm in. I remember one of the live streams you did and mentioned a few YouTube channels you support for electrical engineering specifically. What were they again and what episode did you interview an electrical engineer? Thanks for the content. It's motivating me more and more.

  3. Hello there , you definitely cleared my thoughts on this matter!! . I am currently enrolled in a community college and I always from time to time have those thoughts . Good Vid Jake!

  4. Hello there , you definitely cleared my thoughts on this matter!! . I am currently enrolled in a community college and I always from time to time have those thoughts . Good Vid Jake!

  5. Love this channel dissapointed it's so small :/. Hope it prospers. Send me a copy please. Hopefully a future Software engineer here.

  6. As a cummunity college engineering student I agree with everything Jake said, but I want to add some cons.

    Firstable I want to say that classes mostly looks like high school classes, I mean small and crowded by 30+ students, and only sitting in a first row gives you opportunity to see everything on a table.
    Also, staff such as academic advisors mostly are not able to help their students and let you do everything by yourself.For example I had to do my own academic plan, what classes should I take in particular semester, because my advisor, as she said "don't really know what classes should I take in engineering degree". Another example, as now it is my last semester and I went to transfer office asking for help in sending applications to four-year-schools and they said that sending applications it's not their job(so what is ?) and also I had to do everything by myself.
    Third thing is a final week. In my college final week is scheduled right after last day of classes and there is no time for prepare for those "40% of your final grade" tests.
    Lastly , I want to mention than in my college, some departments(unfortunately math and physical sciences) don't put names of professors on webside where students can register for classes and mostly you are not able to know who is going to teach your class(unless you have a good relations with professors and they let you know).

    That are some negatives of my community college, I cannot say that those things are happening in every CC and also maybe in four-year-schools is even worse but I wanted to share my experience 🙂

  7. Love this channel! Wish I knew about it a couple years ago haha. I was in the Marine Corps reserves, working 30 hrs a week, and went to CC for 5 semesters. Did my own scheduling since all transfer students can transfer specific classes and I didn't want to take classes that wouldn't count. Now transferred and joined asce and participated in every mid-pac competition, am asce officer, worked full time for 6months at a civil consulting firm, worked part time while I finished my bachelor's, now I'm finishing my masters degree in May….all while serving my country on the weekends and summers…and playing drums at my church other weekends…. I have a 3.5 GPA and my company wants to hire me….. I don't want to sell myself short so how did you go about negotiating salary?? Love the channel and I hope it grows, all of this knowledge is golden!

  8. I can speak from personal experience on this matter. I went to the local community college for three semesters before transferring to a four year institution to work toward obtaining a degree in chemical engineering. What you say about the GPA being higher is definitely true, however many of my math and science credits did not transfer, so one should always check before assuming that they will. The classes at the CC were much easier than at the four year university. So much so that it was a hard adjustment that took about a year to acclimate to. That being said, the credits for most of my gen eds did transfer, and it has allowed me to take less hours per semester that the average non-transfer student, and that has been quite helpful.

  9. 1:55 even if employers don't care where you did your four-year program as long as it was accredited, would you still say it's better to try to get into georgia tech as opposed to georgia southern? I hear about GT graduates earning more on average compared to other school graduates all the time.

  10. One of the serious drawbacks of starting a 2+2 program at Community College is the fact that the rigor will be unbalanced. If you go to a typical run of the mill university after Community College that's fine, you can catch up. But if your plan is to go prestigious then it will be difficult to keep up so be aware that there is a lot of work to do and don't be softened by how mellow the grading and the pressure is at CC.

  11. [email protected]
    1% engineer kit.
    your videos are awesome. I'm starting late but ive already got a physical vapor deposition technician job at Ernie Ball and I haven't even started college. I hope to grow within the company and maybe get a part time in their engineering/development department when I'm in college

  12. I'm currently @ a Community College studying CompSci now, I hope within 3 years I can get into a state university, get in the workforce, go back to grad school, and back into the workforce again.

  13. Your sing song talking make me feel like holding you in a headlock and punching you.
    So you are a gay Engineer? . Nothing wrong with that, but maybe should present your information in a more professional tone, and keep the the gesturing for when you are a guest on Drag Race with Rupaul, or when you start your hip hop group.

    Yes I know these days anything goes, but in a field like Engineering people are still expected to be more professional, especially when they are communicating information.
    I come from a media and communication background, and if I had any some sort of technical business and you were an employee, I would lock you up until the visiting clients were gone

  14. Hey Jake! I'm currently a junior but I got accepted into the dual credit program for my school where I attend classes at community college for my senior year. I've been contemplating whether or not I should apply to a four year university or if I should just stay, finish an associate's degree, then transfer. Your video gave so much insight, but I'm really stuck because I already chose my classes, but I can change them if I wanted to. I hope to pursue electrical engineering in the future.
    Any advice?

  15. Thanks for the advise can I still get the tools sent to me you mentioned at start of vid? thanks!

  16. Thanks so much for this video it has helped me….am starting civil engineering in a community college…

  17. Thanks for the information 🙂
    Can you reccomend me which college is good for Civil Engineering Technology?
    (George Brown / Sheridan / Seneca / Humber )
    Im planning to do my Diploma (2 years ) at a community college and transfer to Lakehead University for the final 2 years and complete my Bachelors Degree.
    Is it a good idea ?

  18. Hello friend , my name is Dominique , I want to study electrical engineering in Ireland , I I'm looking for community college , I'm having a lot of trouble on my research , I'm facing with universities , which I don't intend to apply yet , because I have no universities credential , would you plz help with one of your videos , I'm looking for engineering community college in the Republic of Ireland .

  19. The only caveat is that it behooves us as students to ensure the community college courses we take are transferable to the University into which we hope to be accepted. Do your homework.

  20. I’m in a community college and my advisor doesn’t seem to know much about what could set me up. Like the competitions I’m missing out on because I’m not at a Large University.

  21. Should I do engineering or not I'm in high school I'm not in high level classes sometimes i don't always turn my work in but if I focus I can get good grades I was thinking about starting out at a vocational school/community and then transferring to a university for engineering.
    Do you think that at the community will help me out math.
    I somewhat good at math .
    I like but not the best if I put in a lot of focus I can be good at.

  22. I have a question, if I am going to community college as an electrical engineering technician can I still go to university to become a engineer?

  23. Hey, nice video lots of great info. I recently graduated from a tech school with a 2 year degree in Electro-Mechanical technology. The full 2 years transfers to a 4 year school for Electrical Engineering Technology. Do you think it's worth it? What's the difference between a 4 year Engineering degree & a 4 year Engineering Technology degree? Thanks in advance!

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