After spending four years as a gas turbine mechanic in the United States Navy, Joseph Castro knew he wanted to pursue a career in a chemical technology field. He also realized he could get this education right here at Brazosport College. Now, he is less than a year away from completing his goal.
But Joseph sets his sights higher than the average student. He has not only been working on an Associate of Applied Science degree in process technology, he’s also finishing up a certificate in the nuclear field. Joseph received his process technology degree last semester and will complete his nuclear certificate in May.
“I believe it will be very beneficial for me to have training in both process technology and the nuclear field,” Joseph said. “Hopefully, it will open twice as many doors, as well as make me more well-rounded in my chosen career.”
If that hasn’t kept him busy enough, he also is a student worker in the college’s print shop, as well as the president of the newly formed Student Veterans Association club.
As a veteran, Joseph is able to attend college on a G.I. Bill, but his hard work has earned him a scholarship in BC’s Sponsor a Scholar program. After achieving his goal at BC, he’s planning on entering the workforce and putting the skills he’s learned to use.
For Joseph, Brazosport College has opened the door to his future. The school has not only provided the opportunity to earn the knowledge required for his entry into a promising career, it has also assisted him throughout his journey.
“Brazosport College has been essential for me,” Joseph said. “The professors are subject matter experts and have guided me every step of the way. I have received so much encouragement and assistance from the college.
I’ve been focused and determined to reach my goal, and Brazosport College has been right here to help me achieve it.”