Graduate Profile: Carter Matt

posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in  College News

Carter Matt wanted a career in civil engineering technology, but a four-year degree wasn’t for him. He wanted smaller classes, lower tuition, and a path to go from classroom to career in half that time. That’s what brought him to Hawkeye Community College.

“Your professors are really hands-on and you get to know them really well,” Carter said. “If you ask them for help, they’ll help you. You don’t have to wait for office hours. You have a lot more contact with them.”

In the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program, Carter learned wide range of skills, with a lot of hands-on activities like testing soils, concrete, and other materials.

“I thought it was pretty diverse coverage of what we’ll need going out into the workforce,” he said.

Carter already knows what comes next after Friday’s graduation ceremony. On Monday, he begins work for AECOM, surveying and conducting soil tests for roads and building projects. 


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