I am thinking of starting a business teaching people to be engineering technicians in the civil discipline. This, I suppose, is marketing investigation. but what I really want to know what you think and feel about this type of venture.
I want to teach Quality Assurance/Control of concrete, soil, and structural steel using the ASTM, ASSHTO, AWS, AISC and the like along with Safety and Ethics as main topics.
My definition of an engineering technician is, of course, someone that acts as the eyes, ears, and hands of an engineer. NOT someone that makes engineering decisions in the field or laboratory.
I came to this after taking my Intro to Engineering class and finding that only the math was taught, not the ethics and economy of the engineering fields. I would like to teach the testing methods and the reasons behind the testing.
What do you (all of you) think and would you find this usefull to you and or your staff?