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Question about Associates Degree

Question about Associates Degree

Question about Associates Degree

Hi all just found this forum after doing some searching on this topic. well I'm about to go back to school on the GI Bill and I have been getting really interested in Petroleum Engineering and I was wanting to know what would be the best associates to pursue. The local college here offers an associates in science as Math and also in physical science. Are ether of these helpful, should I look at something else?

I plan on attending University of Tulsa for my Bachelor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Question about Associates Degree

Move on to Tulsa ASAP.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it's not safe ... make it that way.

RE: Question about Associates Degree

Great school, outstanding program. Associates degree at Southwest Oklahoma Teacher's College (or wherever) is a major waste of time. I know that University of Tulsa is expensive, but you'll find that if you do an Associates degree in a community college that too much of the course work will either not be accepted or will only be accepted as electives.

The program at OU in Norman is just about as good as Tulsa for a lot less money, and about the same "employability". It used to be that the Big 3 in the industry were Texas A&M, Colorado School of Mines, and University of Tulsa. Texas Tech and Tulane right behind the big 3, and University of Texas (Austin) and University of Oklahoma (Norman) were on the heals of Texas Tech and Tulane. Staffing changes at all of these schools have really blurred the lines and a PetEng degree from any of them with decent grades is a very good start in the industry. There are quite a few other good programs that will prepare you well for a career in the industry, but in my experience you'll always find yourself moving slower and generally working for someone from the schools I mentioned.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

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