José Delgado

Future hopeful mechanical engineer

“I took some drafting classes in high school and liked them; then I found out about Richland’s program. My experience at Richland has been really good, and I’ve learned a lot. This program basically gives you a little bit of everything so that you can get a taste of what’s available in engineering.

“I like to design and work with my hands, and I especially like to design parts in the machine shop. You can see the graphic design on the computer and know what it’s going to be like to have in your hands.

“Right now, I want to work for a while and get experience, then go back to school and earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. What would I like to be doing in 10 years? I hope I’ll own my own business.”

A graduate of South Garland High School, José Delgado earned an associate degree in Engineering Technology-Computer Aided Design at Richland in May 2011. He was the first Dallas College ​recipient of a new scholarship from the National Tool and Machine Association.