Hi, I have decided to become a Electronic or Electrical... or sometimes called Computer engineer. I am applying to a Technical College to get my first 2 years start then to transfer to a 4 year to finish it off. I have a lot of a questions and really need some help. 1. I just recently acquired my GED so I am very rusty with math and I'm wondering if before I start in the fall should I take some summer class's for math? And if so what type of math is used the most and should I brush up on a lot? Or should I should I go out and simply read certain books from the library to study up? 2. As well should i study up on any other subjects before i start my program in the fall to attain a Associates in applied science. I would really like to make sure I am completely ready. 3. Ive been reading some jobs adds meant for engineers it seems most company's want someone with work experience. I live in Milwaukee, WI so I am wondering where I should go to possibly Volunteer to work around engineers while I go to school as to gain more experience so I am able to look better on a job application and even know more then just whats in the classroom. So if anyone knows how to get into that i would appreciate it because I haven't a clue. 4. Once I have a 2 Yr degree in Electronic Engineering, Do a lot of people get a part time - full time job using this degree as a Technician to assist Engineers while they go for the rest of there 2-4 years left? 5. I was also wondering about Schools reading up on it seems often times different colleges are leaning towards different types of engineering. Like Denver univ vs the other Denver U 1 is better for Civil and another better for Mining if i remember correctly. So i was wondering if anyone knew about MSOE (Milwaukee school of Engineering) in WI what types of engineering do they specialize in vs UWMilwaukee and UWmadison? The reason i ask is because it seems to me that some jobs accept you off of the school you went to unless ofcourse you have 4-12 yrs works experience then it seems they base you off of that. 6. Are there any other books i should check out that could educate me better on the job and anything else that would prepare me for school and work in the engineering field? 7. someone suggested that I skip the 2 yr technical college and go straight to a 4yr College... because in his experience he has said that often people will do what I'm doing and have to repeat a 3rd year and doing 2 + 3 instead of just 4...... While i would like to do this like I said I have just attained a GED and never have done the SAT's so not only would it be more difficult to get in a College but they usually frown on it... so i hear... But if i attain a 2 yr, that is all that the colleges will look at and it should not matter that i never took the SAT's and i should be able to easily get into a 4 yr to become a bachelor in Science engineering The Technical College is MATC or Milwaukee Area Technical College.... which has programs and affiliations with MSOE / UWMadison / UWMilwaukee that helps you transfer to any of those colleges and All credits. Which is at less then half the price for the first 2 years than all the 4yrs would cost. So I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on if that could actually happen to me that i would have to take another year or not.. 8. I am having a really hard time figuring out why people name Electrical engineering a ton of other things. or atleast not making it very clear... as to which is which, so i was really hope someone could help me clarify so i do not make any mistakes in the courses that i take.... is a Electronic Engineer technician a 2 yr associates degree that if i were to take 2 more... id become a Electrical engineer?? or is EET a Completely different degree then a Electrical Engineer?? i wish to have a 4 yr bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering But at MATC there is only a program called Electronic Engineering Technology which is a associate in applied science degree. which can transfer to a 4 year college and attain a Baccalaureate degree at MSOE and continue in a customized certificate program to complete the necessary requirements for admission to an engineering technologist 4 yr program. is there a Difference between Electrical Engineer 4 yr bachelor degree and a Engineering technologist bachelor degree is BS-ET bachelor in Engineering Technology? and is that the same thing as a Electrical Engineer? Oh please if you could make my head stop hurting from the different names.. from Electronic to Computer to Electrical to yad yada I would appreciate it so much at whatever information i can get to better educate myself on all of these matters Thank you very much if you reply and read.