Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
When Saralyn Alegre, of Valparaiso, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Purdue University North Central, she was among the 335 PNC graduates earning their diplomas during the May 18, 2009 commencement.
Today she is looking forward to all of the exciting possibilities that her future may hold – a successful career and eventually, starting a family.
She has set her sights on a career in a hospital clinical engineering department, working as a biomedical technician. Biomedical technicians play an essential role in the healthcare industry. They are the people make sure that all of the medical equipment in a hospital is serviceable, safe and properly configured. If something is not right, a biomedical technician is called upon to fix it. Doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients all rely on their expertise.
Alegre started her PNC education just five months after being discharged from the Navy where she served as an electricians mate in the nuclear field.
The decision to attend PNC wasn’t a difficult one for Allegre.
“I chose PNC because of the location and cost,” she said, explaining that its tuition was much more affordable for her than many other colleges or universities. “PNC is a good choice.”
Plus, its class schedule made it convenient for her to balance her school, work and personal commitments. “I mostly took night classes so that I could work during the day.”
Alegre admits that she was a serious student. She offered this advice to others contemplating college, “Make sure that you are dedicated to attending college.”
Looking back, she is quick to say that she made the most of her time at PNC.
“I enjoyed the small class sizes and the one-on-one time with the professors. I would recommend PNC because of the excellent professors and the quality of its education. You get as much help from the professors as you need.”