After I graduated from high school, I began a career as an automotive technician. At first, I was satisfied with my career choice, and the fact that I never went to college. Over time, I realized that I did not want to repair and maintain vehicles for the rest of my life. I wanted to design and manufacture them, but that was going to require a college degree. I contemplated the idea of going back to school for years coming up with all kinds of excuses. Then my wife informed me of LCC's 2+2 Engineering transfer program, it was exactly what I had been looking for. I enrolled as soon as could.
I was somewhat intimidated at first, I had been out of school for several years and did not know what to expect, but everyone at LCC was so helpful and welcoming. I felt right at home almost instantly. The instructors at LCC are so knowledgeable in their respective fields. I feel that they have given me the necessary tools to succeed at the university level as I plan to continue my education, and obtain a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from East Carolina University. LCC has allowed me to turn my dreams into realities, and for that I am grateful.