Also dude, sounds like your into fab and such, I was pretty much right in your shoes 2 1/2 years ago. Something cool about a BS in engineering, is if you wanna become a AWI (weld inspector), its usually at least ten years as a certified welder in the field, but with the degree, you can get your certs and become an inspector within a few years. And a engineer with an AWI is a serious tool. just something to think about
good luck with it.