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Fredick Kolp

Fredick Kolp

May 19, 2016
tags: nptc student success, pre-engineering student success

Fredick Kolp, Jessieville High School, 2015 The engineering program at NPC really shined some light onto the field of engineering for me. When I began the program I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do but after being given some of the tools and shown how to think like an engineer I knew this was the field for me. These courses gave me insight into the field of engineering that I'm not sure I could have gotten anywhere else in high school. I learned so much and had lots of fun while doing so with all of the activity's and challenges that the instructors set for us.

Fredick Kolp
Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

May 19, 2016
tags: nptc student success, pre-engineering student success

Sarah Wilkinson, Lakeside High School, 2015 As an alum of Pathway to Engineering, I can say that the course touched on a wide range of fields, skills, and real life applications that were valuable to me even though I went a slightly different direction with my college career. We had fun working together to build all kinds of crazy things. We used the process of real engineers and faced the same challenges (on a smaller more basic scale of course). I felt confident that by the end of the course I was able to make an informed decision on if I wanted to spend the rest of my life as an engineer. The last section, Engineering Design and Development, in fact, lead me to my current major of Industrial Design.

Sarah Wilkinson
David Wigley

David Wigley

May 19, 2016
tags: ad graphic design student success, nptc student success

Honestly, this class was the reason I decided to become a Graphic Designer. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do but this class made up my mind. Because of this class I got a job as a vinyl artist at a local t-shirt print shop and I am now getting promoted to head graphic designer. David Wigley, Graphic Designer, Locker Room Athletics (NPTC Advertising and Design 2011-2013)

David Wigley
Sam Harvey

Sam Harvey

May 19, 2016
tags: ad graphic design student success, nptc student success

My time at National Park gave me the knowledge and experience necessary to thrive and grow in the challenging design industry. Not only was I taught the technical skills necessary to bring my ideas to life, but my whole creative process was nurtured and expanded. The practice and training provided by my skilled instructors help me with every new challenge, and with the difficulties that come with real world client relationships. I may have left the classes, but the support and professional network that came with them are things I will have forever. Sam Harvey, Graphic Designer, Inuvo, Conway, AR (NPTC Advertising and Design 2011-2013)

Sam Harvey
NPTC Hosts Student Expo

NPTC Hosts Student Expo

May 10, 2016
tags: nptc news

National Park Technology Center hosted a Student Expo on Thursday evening, April 28th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Students from the Advertising & Graphic Design, Engineering and Wood Technology programs showcased their work for family, friends, NPC students, and the Hot Springs community. This event was created to allow an outlet for student work. Even though many students do projects for businesses and community organizations in Hot Springs, not often can examples of all of these efforts be seen in one place. Advertising and Graphic Design students were showcasing two-dimensional design work as well as 3D product package designs. Junior level engineering students had Vex robotic marble sorters as well as new product designs and demonstrations from senior engineering students. Wood Technology students had some beautiful, handcrafted boxes, skateboards and other items on display. Students from all the programs were on hand to answer questions about their work. Plans are in the works to continue to build on this idea and include other programs and disciplines next year. With over 100 people stopping by, the event was a great success for our students and for National Park Technology Center as a whole.

NPTC Hosts Student Expo
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