RED OAK — Sergio Gutierrez, 20, is a Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology major at Texas State Technical College in North Texas. He is TSTC's first Student Government Association president and is scheduled to graduate in August.
He is a 2015 graduate of Red Oak High School, where he played soccer and was a member of Hawks Against Destructive Decisions Inspiring Teens (HADDIT).
How did you learn about TSTC? "It was during a tour. I was taking drafting at the high school and I saw the program here and decided to take it. The campus is really convenient and I like it a lot. I don't have to be away from my family."
What do you enjoy about Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology? "I like the 3-D modeling. I have gotten good at it. I like to make costume parts, and in architecture, you can make houses."
Do you get to use the program's 3-D printers? "It's really fantastic. We have three and they are pretty cool. I can make the costume parts and print them out and use them."
What have you done in the Student Government Association? "Right now I'm the only member. Student involvement is a big factor. SGA helped start clubs for Diesel Equipment Technology and Welding. I hope SGA continues after I graduate. Being the first sets the standard."
What kind of work experience are you getting while in college? "I am doing an internship at my uncle's cabinet shop. I am making drawings in AutoCAD and they look good. I have learned a lot to get out in the field."
Registration for fall semester is taking place now, with two special Registration Rally events planned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at TSTC in North Texas.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.