The WIA grant will only pay for specific college courses at specific colleges. Id like to be an engineer working in green energy wind/solar/geothermal.
However there aren't any straight up engineering degrees that WIA pays for. But there are two degrees for "Mechanical engineering technology"
and "Electronic engineering technology". It is my understanding that neither of these transfer well into regular engineering bachelors degrees.
is that accurate?

I need to fully understand the difference between Electronic engineer, Electronic engineering technologist, Electronic engineering technician.
And also Mechanical engineer, Mechanical engineering technologist, Mechanical engineering technician.
It seems like a good analogy might be Doctor , Nurse, certified nurse technician. Would that be accurate to say?
Im kind of getting the gist that Mechanical engineering technologist = factory maintenance man.
And Electronic engineering technologist = kind of an electronic engineer but not really and you cant find work. How accurate is that?

Also this is the curriculum, does it seem worthwhile and legit? I don't know anyone who knows anything about engineering, I'm 29, dead broke and
on food stamps so I cant hire a counselor or anything. Going to mcdonalds and using their wifi to go on engineering forums and ask questions is the best I can do. So please help a guy out.
AAS Electronic Engineering Technology
68-71 credit hours
First Semester
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering
MATH 1314 College Algebra1
RBTC 1305 Robotic Fundamentals
Second Semester
CETT 1403 DC Circuits
CETT 1445 Microprocessor
CPMT 2302 Digital Home Technology Integration
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics (See other Social / Behavioral Science Core Options)
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech Communication ( See other Speech Core Options)

First Semester
CETT 1405 AC Circuits
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities (See other Humanities Core Options)
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
SMFT 1471 Fundamentals of Solar Cell Engineering
Second Semester
CETT 1457 Linear Integrated Circuits
EECT 1448 Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
HART 2472 Alternative Energy Perspectives, Energy Sources, Energy Storage, and Energy Distribution (Capstone)
PHED/DANC Any activity course ( See PHED/DANC Core Options)
PHYS 1402 College Physics II2 -OR- Electronic Course*

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Total Credits: 72
First Semester Credits
TECH^ 1100 Tech Success
CTEX^ 10XX Tech Success Seminars (3 as assigned) 1
INMT 1319 Manufacturing Processes2 3
MCHN 1201 Beginning Machine Shop 2
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Semester Total 14
^Institutional credit only
Second Semester Credits
ENTC 1371 Engineering Computer Graphics I 3
MCHN 1354 Intermediate Machining II 3
MCHN 2303 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls 3
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester Credits
IEIR 1371 Electrical Principles & Applications 3
MCHN 2335 Advanced CNC Machining 3
MCHN 2471 Specialized Equipment and Processes 4
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
Semester Total 13
Fourth Semester Credits
ENTC 1443 Statics 4
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
XXXX X3XX Program Approved Elective 3
ACGM X3XX Gen Ed Humanities/Fine Arts Course 3
ACGM X3XX Gen Ed Social Science Course 3
Semester Total 16
Fifth Semester Credits
ENTC 1410 Fluid Mechanics with Applications 4
ENTC[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME~1/john/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG] 1423 Strength of Materials 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
ENTC 2310 Machine Design 3
Semester Total 14