OTTUMWA — Persons interested in pursuing a career in engineering are invited to attend an Explore Engineering Visit Day at Indian Hills Community College on Saturday, March 15. The event will begin with check-in between noon and 1 p.m. in Efner Academic Hall.
The program will begin at 1 p.m. College staff will explain the types of careers that are available in the field of engineering as well as the advantages of students beginning their studies in Indian Hills’ engineering transfer program, including lower tuition costs and low student-to-instructor ratios.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of engineering jobs is projected to increase by 9 percent between now and 2022. The median salary for an engineer was $86,200 in 2012.
Students who enroll in Indian Hills’ engineering course of study are able to establish the foundation necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering before transferring to a four-year program. The IHCC curriculum prepares students to transfer in a variety of engineering fields including: biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.
Those attending the Indian Hills visit day will hear about a specific transfer agreement between IHCC and the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Students will also learn about college services available for academic success, tutoring, scholarships, other types of financial aid, student health/wellness, housing and dining. The day will conclude with a tour of the campus at 4 p.m.
An online registration form and more information can be found on the IHCC website, www.indianhills.edu/engineering.