Tyler Potter, SCC alum, aspired to be an engineer since eighth grade. “My mom brought me into ‘bring your child to work day’ at Boeing, and from that moment I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” said Tyler. “I was so impressed with everything engineers got to do on a day-to-day basis.”
Years later, Tyler’s dream came true. Now a manufacturing engineer at Boeing, Tyler accredits much of his success to SCC’s pre-engineering program. “The classes at SCC were great,” said Potter. “The teachers really did a phenomenal job explaining different processes and techniques.”
“After graduating from SCC, my friend and I transferred to a four-year university together, and the number one thing I noticed was that we could keep up, if not out-perform other students,” said Potter. “SCC’s pre-engineering program built a great foundation for us to be successful.”
According to Tyler, there were several things that set SCC apart. “For starters, the professors really care about their students. They are very approachable and willing to help students,” said Potter.
“Also, SCC has great engineering and math clubs, so I was able to make friends outside of the classroom who shared similar interests as me,” Tyler said, and highly recommends students take advantage of the many organizations SCC has to offer.
“Participating in these clubs taught me social skills that will be valuable in my everyday life,” he said. “They also gave me more one-on-one time with the teachers, so they become more like mentors to me than just teachers.”
Last updated: June 5, 2013