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Student of the Week: Alex Gomez
Misinformation spreads misinformation, and there are always some who can misjudge how much STC can help you, I’m not going to lie, I was one of those students at first. Now that I’m here, I don’t want to leave. I think I can make the most out of this college experience.
College is what you make of it, and if you work hard and learn to rely on yourself, there is no limit to what you can do, according to Alex Gomez.
Originally from Pharr, Alex said he grew up in a family of mechanics but opted for a different career path by choosing to study Architectural Engineering Design Technology (AEDT) when he began at South Texas College in fall 2021.
“I fell in love with the way buildings look and the way it is designed,” Alex said regarding his degree choice. “I started thinking, if I wanted to design or build a home for example, I would want it to be perfect. Every time I notice a building or home, there is always that thought of I what I could have done better to make it my own.”
The AEDT program seeks to prepare students for employment in architectural, visual, and civil engineering technology industries.
Students are taught the principles of drafting, architectural drafting, civil drafting, layout and design, application of the latest drawing software programs, current knowledge of building standards and codes, and construction materials and specifications.
Through AEDT, Alex says in just his first semester at STC he is receiving the fundamentals of architecture including sketching, illustration, as well as basic computer-aided drafting.
Highly vocal about the impact STC has made in his future career choice, Alex says he aims to address misconceptions about the college shared by other students.
“Misinformation spreads misinformation, and there are always some who can misjudge how much STC can help you, I’m not going to lie, I was one of those students at first,” Alex said. “Now that I’m here, I don’t want to leave. I think I can make the most out of this college experience.
“There are so many ways STC can help you if you give it a chance, from staff and teachers,” he said. “Since it helped me, I know it can help other students as well.”