Hard hats have been pretty much the same style for around 50 years. It’s interesting to see companies looking at innovative new ways to protect our heads on construction sites. And some of them look pretty cool too. – Jason Savage, DTC Civil Construction Instructor
Getting your P.E. license will open up a world of possibilities for you to achieve the extraordinary. And we can help you make those possibilities a reality with our 20-Week Reviews for the Civil and Mechanical PE Exams and our comprehensive plan to prepare you to pass the exam.
To help get you started on the path to greatness, we now offer flexible payment options, lower prices, and longer access. We want to make becoming a PE as stress free and affordable as possible for you.
Professional Engineers are changing our world for the better every day with amazing achievements. We can’t wait to see what you will do with your PE!
“I didn’t finish college. Having history as a CAD drafter for architecture firms, I got a job at a small civil engineering firm in Florida. I stayed there 4 years, learning and growing into a design engineer before moving to California where I remained in the field for another ten years. However; without a degree, I never gave much thought to getting licensed. When I finally realized I needed licensure to move forward, self study for the EIT was brutal. I made it though, but realized I couldn’t do the same for the PE.
Dr. Toms was very helpful in covering the broad ranges of the Civil Exam, especially helpful in areas that I had no experience in and of course no recent school. The notebook organization and material were beyond helpful in the test, I knew where all the information was and wasn’t, there was no frantic searching. I passed my first try. So did my coworker that also took the class. Thank you very much for your class!”
–Justin Blackwell, PE, San Diego, CA
At 12 years old, Jackson Oswalt, set the Guinness record as youngest person to build a working fusion reactor, beating the previous record by 2 years. With a table top assembly of very complicated components he designed, built, and assembled himself, he combined two atoms of deuterium, hydrogen with one neutron, into a single Helium – 3 atom and an extra neutron. In a large scale system, Jackson said these extra neutrons would be able to heat up water to operate a steam power plant which in turn would generate electricity.
Now 15, Jackson appears in a YouTube video showing his reactor and explaining how his design came to life. It’s well worth watching.
When I was 12, I built lots of things with my Gilbert Erector Set, and when my children were 12, they fed their creativity with Legos. This young man is way ahead of those things. As an engineer, I was definitely impressed with his knowledge of nuclear fusion and his ability to make his idea actually operate as required. I have a great many wonderful memories of what I built with my Erector set, however, I don’t think any of my creations would have won a Guinness award. – Dr. Tom
“I can’t thank you enough for the thorough Thermal/Fluids PE Exam course, and I am very humbled with the help that was given in any questions or concerns I had while completing the course. Dr. Tom, I hope you and the rest of your staff understand how much a passing result means to me and all of your hard work to help myself and others in this industry. I highly recommend this course and will spread the word to those in industry.”
– Nicholas Goodwin, P.E., from San Antonio, TX
With the formation of tropical storm Eta, this year’s hurricane season tied 2005 for the most storms in a season at 28. In fact, because one of 2005’s storms was not named, this is the first time the name Eta has been used. Now we have hurricane Iota, making this year the benchmark in all-time storm occurrences. And we still have a couple weeks to go until hurricane season ends on November 30!
In addition, this season also holds the record for the most tropical systems to make landfall in the U.S. Eta did it twice! The extra-warm ocean temperatures that are being observed by NOAA make it even more likely that this hurricane season has more in store (tropical systems need ocean temperatures of 80 degrees or higher to form), and trends indicate future years could be similar.
If you live in a coastal area, consider taking steps to make your home more hurricane-resistant. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety has developed Fortified construction standards that can help you ensure that your home is ready for severe weather. An once of prevention… – Beth Sciaudone, DTC Civil Water Resources & Environmental Instructor
For the last 10 years, it has been our pleasure at Dr. Tom’s Classroom to help so many Civil and Mechanical engineers pass the PE Exam and become Professional Engineers.
To celebrate those extraordinary 10 years, we counted down the top ten reasons DTC is the best! And now we have all ten in one exciting video. Enjoy!
On Veterans Day, everyone here at Dr. Tom’s Classroom would like to thank all veterans for their service to our country. We appreciate their dedication and contribution to preserving our freedom. We especially honor the many engineers who have served in the United States military. Their work is an inspiration to us all.
The viral TikTok sensation toaster by Revolution Cooking has all the bells and whistles, and it’s only $300! A touch screen on the front lets you select exactly the amount of toasting you want for just about anything you would toast. And they say it’s fast! Even has a race-car-esque name: The R180. Probably toasts from 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds.
Just shows what you can do when you wake up in the middle of the night with an idea you must make come to life, and you need a toasted pop tart, bad. – Dr. Tom
“I took the Mechanical PE for Thermal/Fluids after taking the DTC Review for the CBT exam. I passed on my first try! I could not have done it without Dr. Tom’s course. I highly recommend anyone take these courses prior to taking the PE exam.”
– Bonnie Bowman, Burns & McDonnell, New York, New York
13,500 bridges are inspected every year in North Carolina alone, and now that task will be cheaper and faster. The FAA recently granted to North Carolina DOT the first approval in the nation to use drones when inspecting bridges. North Carolina is a launch site for this project likely because it is home to the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program that works to understand how the state can integrate drones into government work. – Shannon Warchol, DTC Civil Structural Instructor