Nick Massa / Gary Mansfield
After attending a four year college, Gary Mansfield turned to Springfield Technical Community College for the technology education he needed to be competitive in today's job market. "I knew at S.T.C.C. that I could major in a technology program that would be very specialized and allow me to pursue a high paying career after two years. S.T.C.C. is one of the few colleges in the country that offers Laser Electro-Optics Technology as a major. My research into the program showed me that after graduating with an associate's degree in Laser Electro-Optics Technology most students receive 100% job placement."
"Having the opportunity to be taught by Dr. Nicholas Massa has inspired me to further my education to the highest level. He is a highly respected professor known by most of the leaders in the Laser Electro-Optics industry. S.T.C.C. is lucky to have Dr. Massa and I feel lucky to be one of his students. In fact, due to S.T.C.C.'s reputation in the field, I recently took a position at IPG Photonics as a Research and Development Technician."
For Dr. Massa, teaching students like Gary gives him the opportunity to share his passion for Laser Electro-Optics. "Gary is a highly motivated student who enjoys the practical "hands-on" side of engineering and technology. Like many of our students, he has worked in the high-tech field for a number of years while going to school and brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience into the classroom. Upon completing his AS degree in Laser Electro-Optics Technology he plans to continue his education to the BS degree level like so many of our technology students. S.T.C.C. is a leader in technology education nationwide and I couldn't be happier to see so many students from Springfield and the surrounding suburbs benefit from the opportunities S.T.C.C. makes available to our community."