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Electrical Engineers?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by burtonboards32, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    burtonboards32

    burtonboards32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Currently I am a licensed electrician in Massachusetts with 6 years total on the job experience and 600+ hrs of education. I have been thinking about going back to college to get an electrical engineering degree. Could any of my experience as an electrician be used in order to cut down on necessary credits needed for a bachelors degree?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    You may be able to test out of classes, but I would imagine your being licensed would help somewhere.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    When I went thru my apprenticeship 1974-1978 I had earned credits towards an AA in Industrial Electricity at a local JC but I doubt that would have helped towards a BS.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    The 600hrs was from a trade school for my apprenticeship. I'm sure it won't do me any good.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Doubtful. I'm not sure what you could test out of. You'll be able to apply your electricians experience in some parts of circuits classes, maybe even some of the practical wiring labs. The physical wiring stuff and application of at least residential (and most commercial) wiring is a very small part of a EE degree.
     
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