Graduated with a BSEE in 1987 and have had a very successful Engineering career involved in Digital Design( FPGA, ASIC etc.). It got me started in the direction I wanted to go.
I liked the way the classes were scheduled. Instead of taking 3 classes over a 3 month period you got to take one class a month and that is all you did was that one course. Other than that, it was a pretty intense experience considering I had to hold down a full time job and go to school full time. It definitely taught me how to utilize my time for maximum effect.
During my senior year of high school, one of your representatives/recruiters came to my high school (Cape Henlopen), located in Lewes, Delaware, and gave a presentation which sparked my interest. I believe his first name was Steve. Anyway, I started Spartan the fall of 1985 and graduated the spring of 1987 with an Associate degree in Avionics. About a month after graduating, I was hired as an AV technician with the University of Delaware and over the years moved up or laterally to various positions. Currently, I am still employed with UD doing IT, distance learning designs and repairs, and computer maintenance. In addition to working at UD, I started an electronic repair business and owned and operated it from about 1993 to 2000. I gave up the business to spend more time with my family.
This may not be the type of story you want because I never worked in the aeronautics industry, but is does demonstrate that your graduates aren’t limited to the aeronautics industry. I feel that I have been a superior technician because a was trained in an industry that has little room for error. I have seen other technicians not able to do simple tasks, such as soldering properly.
1987, Associate degree in Avionics