Engineering and Architecture Schools, Online Degrees and Programs

Engineers and architects are designing the new, green America. In the next decade the focus on jobs in the drafting, design, aeronautical, construction, and industrial engineering fields will focus on the discovery and implementation of sustainable buildings, machines, and energy systems. Online career training is available for those who want to go into the diverse fields of architecture or the engineering subfields of aerospace, agriculture, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer hardware, electrical, electronics, environmental, industrial, petroleum, and mechanical engineering.

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  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrical Technician

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About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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Education Corporation of America's institutions broaden access to postsecondary educational opportunities.


Locations:  Halethorpe, MD Dayton, OH Charlotte, NC More...
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Boost your career with training from Sullivan College of Technology and Design. We offer diploma and degree programs for careers in the technology and design field.
Locations:  Louisville, KY
Programs:
  • BS - Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • AS - Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • BS - Electrical Engineering Technology
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New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in technical career education in southern New England, New England Institute of Technology (also known as New England Tech or NEIT) is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. Last year, over 3,000 students chose New England Tech for the hands-on laboratory and classroom training that provides the necessary skills to begin their technical careers.


Locations:  Warwick, RI
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How to Prepare for a Career in Engineering and Architecture

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most engineers and architects pursue career training through online engineering and architecture degree programs at the undergraduate level and then go on to earn advanced degrees to specialize in their field. Engineering and architecture schools offer courses in drafting principles and CAD software, mathematics, physics, computer sciences, and design. Many bachelor's degree programs in architecture take up to five years to complete. You can complete an online master's degree in engineering in as little as two years.

Engineering and Architecture Wages

Engineering and architecture careers are traditionally well-paid professions. The BLS reports the median annual wages in 2008 were $74,020 for environmental engineers, $97,400 for computer hardware engineers, and $70,320 for architects.

Engineering and Architecture Career Outlook

The BLS predicts that overall engineering employment will rise by 11 percent between 2008 and 2018. The engineering fields with the highest predicted rates of growth are in biomedicine, civil engineering, industrial engineering, and environmental engineering (a predicted 31 percent rise in jobs). Jobs for architects are predicted to rise by 16 percent during the same decade.

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