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What courses should I take in high school to prepare for college? I want to be an aeronautical engineer.

Oct 31, 2017

Students preparing to enter college to study engineering should plan to take as many math and science classes as possible. Your school guidance counselor can help you to plan your school schedule such that you enroll in the courses that will help your future studies.

Examples of high school classes in the math and science fields needed for engineering are:

Math: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Probability & Statistics, Calculus I, and Calculus II.

Science: Physical Science, Biology, Applied Biology/Chemistry, Advanced Physics and Chemistry.

Although all these classes will help your engineering studies, as a future aeronautical engineer, the Math and Physics classes will be the basic knowledge that you will build upon. If your school does not offer all of these courses, you might be able to take some of these classes at a local college or community college. Your guidance counselor will be able to help you make some of these arrangements.

If you do not have an opportunity to take all of these classes, do not be discouraged. Where ever you attend college, faculty advisors will assess the classes you have taken in high school and make sure that you are enrolled in the college classes that you need to take to assure you have the fundamental background you need to be a successful aeronautical engineer.

It is never too soon to begin researching colleges to obtain a list of prerequisites for entrance for the program you have selected in aeronautical engineering.

Best of luck!

Published By: Try Engineering . org