Up & Coming Weekly

September 13, 2016

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SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 UCW 17 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Engineering is evolution's little helper. Without engineering, society would stagnate. We are surrounded by many engineering marvels that make life safer, healthier and much more enjoyable. Prehistoric engineers developed the wheel. Modern-day engineers have accomplished space travel and developed such can't-live- without devices as the smart phone. Evolution's little helper, engineering, has turbo-charged human evolution and will continue to do so in the future. Modern engineering is split into highly specialized branches to address the complexities and vastness of human needs. Electrical, mechanical, chemical and civil are the major branches of engineering. To be licensed and to practice engineering, you need years of training. Fayetteville Technical Community College provides two paths to obtain the first two years of this training. First, the Associate in Engineering Technology programs available at FTCC are Electronics Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology. These programs are best suited for those wanting a more intuitive approach to engineering. The programs are non- calculus-based programs that involve much time applying learned concepts in the laboratory. Second, the Associate in Engineering program is a program of study best suited for those wishing to pursue a more theoretical approach to engineering. This program is calculus based and involves less time spent applying concepts in the laboratory. Both paths lead to a bachelor's program at participating universities, where a more theoretical approach is taken, still with engineering technology involving more laboratory time than the engineering path. Today's engineer must be fluent in mathematics, science, computer modeling and programming, statistics and probability, reliability, stress analysis and manufacturing. Only with these skills can modern-day engineers successfully transform abstract ideas into concrete entities. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that the overall demand for engineers will grow slightly. In the United States, there are currently about 316,000 electrical/electronic engineering jobs, 281,000 civil engineering jobs, 34,000 chemical engineering jobs, and 277,000 mechanical engineering jobs. Civil engineering jobs are expected to grow about 5 percent over the next 10 years, while the other engineering branches are expected to stay about the same. Every year, U.S. companies use H1-B visas to bring in as many as 100,000 foreign professionals because of a lack of Americans available with the desired training. Half of these visas involve opportunities for engineering jobs. The median income for bachelor-degreed engineers ranges from $75,000 to $130,000. Bachelor- degreed engineering technologists have a median range somewhat lower. Associate-degreed engineering technicians have a median range from $48,000 to $66,000. Would you like to help mankind continue to evolve? Do you want an exciting and well-paying job and career? Consider the Associate in Engineering and the Associate in Engineering Technology programs at FTCC. Email bevillb@faytechcc. edu or hewinj@faytechcc.edu to find out what opportunities lie ahead for you in engineering and engineering technology. Study in FTCC's engineering programs for two years and then transfer to a four-year college to complete your four-year degree. Or enter directly into the workforce after completing your associate degree. FTCC's Engineering Program Offers Opportunities by BEYMER BEVILL BEYMER BEVILL, Engineering Technology Department Chair. Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 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For details on golf, tennis, volunteering or sponsorships, please visit www.cfvfoundation.org/events or call 615-1434 thursday, october 6, 2016 • highland country club golf generously presented by: golf & Tennis classic and tennis generously presented by: don't miss our pick-a-trip raffle! win and pick-a-trip to: 4 badges for the masters tournament . . . . . trip for 4 to sonoma wine country . . . . . 4 tickets for any college sports game . . . . . golf trip for 4 to bay hill in orlando . . . . . tennis trip for 4 to us open in new york Once again we are raffling off a wonderful trip of the winner's choice, as part of the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Friends of Children Golf Classic. This year the winner has their choice of five [5] interesting trips to choose from. Visit www.cfvfoundation.org/events for itineraries, trip descriptions and information. raffle tickets: $ 25 each [or get 5 for $100] purchase $100 in tickets[or more] and receive 2 admissions to the wine /beer tasting dinner that evening. [resort casual attire] proceeds to benefit cape fear valley health foundation friends of children. drawing will be held thursday, oct. 6, 2016, as part of the friends of children golf classic.

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