Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time posting. Awesome forum. Anyway, I've currently been a hvac service technician for 5 years. The applied science aspect of it is what I love. There's nothing like learning the science behind refrigeration, air flow, combustion, electricity, etc and then using that understanding to solve customers problems. With everything I can I try to understand principles to the engineering level. For example not just what is a capacitor/ how to change it but what does it actually do (something surprisingly few people know). Another example is actually understanding psychometrics. This level of understanding really does little to help me in my job but is what I love about this job. At this point I'm thinking about an engineering technology job because I love science/math/any kind of technical learning but I also love fixing things. Plus right now I have two very young kids and a wife so trying to start a mechanical engineering bachelors degree seems like over reaching. So all that to ask if an associates from penn foster is something that would get me an engineering technician job or is something from a community college required?