I am a transportation planner working at a engineering firm in Connecticut. Iíve been working as a planner for just under 3 years at this point and am trying to make some decision regarding the future of my career. Itís becoming increasing clear that in the field of transportation planning, my lack of an engineering degree with ultimately hold be back. The chief reason for this obviously, is that a transportation engineer, can, and often does, take on many if not all of the responsibilities of a transportation planner, but the reverse is not true. Moreover, a P.E. license carries much more weight than an AICP or PTP certification.
Basically, Iím wondering if thereís any engineering program that would allow me to get some sort of engineering degree without having to do a 4 year bachelors degree. Are there any 1 or 2 year programs out there that would allow me to keep working while I obtain the degree?