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M y Story, My College CCCC success stories Quinton Spears Shannon Bradley loves his job as a biomedical equipment repair technician working for a nationwide provider of service and repair for emergency and medical equipment. was unsure of what she wanted as a career, as well as lacking confidence in her academic skills. She enrolled at Central Carolina Community College and found both direction and success. Shannon graduated from CCCC, then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She chose high school guidance counseling as her career and loves her work. Quinton earned his Associate of Arts in Laser and Photonics Technology, as well as an Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate, at Central Carolina Community College. “I look back on my years at CCCC and I am so thankful,” Shannon said. “The staff was awesome! The instructors took the time to get to know me as a person and I felt like they really cared about me and my future.” “Because of my education, I now service and repair all types of operating room equipment, including endoscopy cameras and surgical equipment,” he said. “The Laser and Photonics program at CCCC qualified me. I don’t think I would be making the salary I do without the program training at CCCC.” Mykal Harp is an excellent baker. She decided to start her own bakery, but she had no experience starting or running a small business. She decided to go to Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center for advice. “The director was a valuable resource with the information that I needed to set up my business,” she said. The business was so successful that, after consulting with the Small Business Center again, she rented a place and opened Dandalia Bakery & Coffee House, where people can go and enjoy her latest creative baking, delicious to both the eye and the taste. Todd Thomas enjoys his work as a quality assurance supervisor for a major manufacturer. He credits his education at Central Carolina Community College with helping him land the job. Todd earned degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management, then went on to earn a B.S. in Business Administration at a university. “There were so many things I liked about CCCC,” Todd said. “The human resources education helped me deal with the people side of the business and the business degree helped me navigate the broad learning base that the job requires. I am an advocate for people going to CCCC, then going from there to pursue a bachelor’s degree.” 15

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