What courses should I take?
I am going to college two years early and I now know what I want to major in. I want to major in Mechanical Engineering and minor or double major in Music. But, I don’t know which courses I should take to meet my high school graduation requirement and follow the career pathway of each major. What courses should I take?
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Hi Aalijah J. Mechanical Engineering requires a strong math background. I took some math courses in my college career path but mine is 'not so much' in comparison to yours. I will try to answer some of your questions (your high school guidance counsellor could also assist with guidance on how to meet all the criteria needed for your field) Sounds wonderful and fully challenging..
Engineering school admission requirements typically include a high school diploma with a full menu of math and science courses, plus humanities and computer studies. High school preparation should include geometry, trigonometry, algebra and calculus, plus physics, chemistry and biology. Most employers prefer a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering for entry-level mechanical engineering jobs. A bachelor's degree normally requires general classes in math, humanities, science, social sciences and engineering during the first two years, and specialized classes during the remaining years. The curriculum also incorporates the basics of other engineering disciplines, such as chemical, electrical and civil engineering. Typical studies include calculus, thermodynamics, physics, materials science, statics, dynamics and fluid dynamics, and laboratory sections. Many engineering degree programs also include internships. Here is a good link to travel on. Good luck and God Bless! http://work.chron.com/education-requirements-mechanical-engineer-6197.html
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You will want to take as many math, science, and music classes as possible while in high school. You will still have to take the other classes needed to meet your high school's graduation requirements, like English classes, physical education classes, and whatnot. Outside of those, you should take math, science, and music classes, or if your high school offers pre-engineering classes, like CAD, take those instead of the math and science. If your high school allows you to use you elective credits to take vocational classes, like CAM or automobile repair, consider taking those. In these classes you will learn how to use hand tools and diagnostic equipment. I took a CAM class in high school, but if I could do it over again, I would have taken automobile maintenance and repair instead. I can't really comment about what you should do to develop your music skills, other than to say that you should take music classes.
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The courses that you take should relate to your interests and personality traits, as they apply to people involved in various career areas in which you might be interested. During my years in Human Resources and College Recruiting I have developed the following steps which might help to answer your question.
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