Sanford Regional Technical Center students Camden Roux and Blair Martin, both from Sanford High School, are among twelve SRTC students in the Engineering and Architectural program who earned a college certificate from York County Community College.
On Wednesday, May 24th, the students were awarded stoles, tassels, and certificate holders from YCCC.
The certificate program focused on additive manufacturing, including various 3D printing techniques and other manufacturing processes. They earned their certificate on their first attempt. The test took both of them nearly two hours to complete.
“Getting the certificate definitely felt nice because it was a pretty long and drawn out test,” Roux said. “It was definitely rewarding seeing the results and seeing them come up positive.”
The program is a two-year course, spanning from junior to senior year of high school taught by instructor Russel Clark.
The first year is dedicated to mastering the 2D AutoCAD design and Blueprint Reading. During the first year, students are introduced to 3D design and receive training, and use the program’s advanced equipment.
The second year is dedicated to 3-Dimensional work using several different types of software, including SolidWorks Engineering Design and Simulation, Revit Architecture, Elements VX and CorelDraw. Students who complete the two-year program will have already earned 18 college credits and two industry certifications.
“I’ve always been interested in engineering,” Martin said. “So it was an easy choice to join the program.”
Roux started getting interested in engineering after seeing his stepdad work in the field.
“He’s been drafting and doing all of that kind of stuff,” Roux said. “So it was familiar to me and that’s how I got into it.”
Other SRTC students who earned the certificate were Kaylin Grogg, Landon Lessard, Spencer Mitchell, Corbin Odess, Camden Roux, Madison Sheppard, Sarah Bevan Lilly Goodwin, Aden Rothstein, Jacob Sotir and Brady Taylor.