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What high school electives are most important to help a student interested in engineering?



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Probably the most important classes are upper-level math classes. If your school offers calculus, by all means take it. Engineering is a math based subject. Physic and chemistry are also basic science classes that will apply to engineering. One class I wish I had taken in high school was typing. Today's engineer will use a computer and the need to know typing is needed as well. On that same line, learn all you can about computers as well.

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