Student Spotlight: Billy Burkett

Student Spotlight: Billy Burkett

Electronics Fundamentals Certificate

| By: Britten, Casey

Career Program: Electronics Fundamentals Certificate
Originally From: Bolivar, PA
Current Residence: Neenah
Age: 65
Attended FVTC: Fall 2018-Winter 2020

Why did you choose the Electronics Fundamentals certificate?

One of my hobbies is building a robot and I’ve gone about as far as I can without more electronics knowledge. I can’t find all the sensors I need so I want to build them. With what I’ve learn to date, I can now build those circuits.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

Learning how electronic components and circuits work together is interesting. Then, mixing the knowledge from different classes together to build what is needed is like following a recipe for a delicious dessert. And as with a delectable treat, a working circuit is very rewarding and satisfying.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

Close to home, inexpensive, and flexible class schedules are the main considerations for choosing Fox Valley Tech. After starting classes, I learned that I can continue with school even after I complete my certificate and take any class that I want. That idea appeals to me.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

I was bored with retirement. Taking classes at Fox Valley Tech ended that boredom and brought the excitement of learning stuff back into my life. And then, learning something that I can immediately use is the ultimate feather in the hat.