Sandhills Community College Builds for Habitat
Sandhills Community College students, alumni, faculty and staff recently volunteered two days to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Students from the Student Government Association and the ACES Club (Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying) came out in full force not only to volunteer their time and energy for a good cause but also to use the housing project as a learning lab.
Professor Ed Spitler, coordinator of the Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology programs organized the event.
"I try to give my students practical knowledge," said Spitler.
"Participating in a house build from the foundation up is great experience. I also want our students to experience the rewards of volunteering for a worthy cause. It doesn't get any more important than helping someone in our community realize the dream of home ownership."
The SCC Alumni Association and Sandhills faculty and staff also participated in the House Build in Carthage. It was successful, and organizers said they hope to make it an annual event.
Habitat for Humanity of Moore County started building houses in 1988. Since that time, they have built over 130 homes for families in need of affodable housing in Moore County. To volunteer, call Judie Wiggins at 295-1934.
Sandhills Community College offers associate degrees in architectural technology, civil engineering technology and surveying technology.
Sandhills has 2+2 Engineering Technology Transfer Articulation arrangements that lead to bachelor's degrees.
For more information about the engineering technology programs at Sandhills, contact Ed Spitler at 695-3797 or email@example.com.
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