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>There was a time in this country when you did not need a degree to be either
>a lawyer OR an engineer.
Or a doctor. But it's not as bad as it sounds--I don't know about 
engineering, but in the 1880's lawyers and doctors could 'read' law and 
medicince and work under a 'preceptor' which was a formalized system of 
mentoring. The candidate would work for a number of years under the 
personal tutelage of the preceptor and then take some sort of examination 
before going into practice. That system has survived, but as an adjunct 
to formal degree training. My co-op experience went something like that. 
It took only an additional year, but the delayed graduation was worth it.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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