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From RCC to Newport News Shipbuilding, alum found his calling

Fresh out of high school, Scott Pruitt was unsure which career path to pursue but he knew he needed some form of professional training or higher education. 

A resident of Lancaster County, Pruitt enrolled in Rappahannock Community College (RCC) to try his hand at different subjects. “RCC is a fantastic and cost-effective way to expose yourself to higher education and see what appeals to you,” said Pruitt.

He enjoyed taking classes and learning new things. Two years after high school he earned an associate of arts and sciences in psychology. Following up on his first degree, he spent another two years earning an associate of applied science (AAS) in electrical engineering. He was also a member of RCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. “The instructors at RCC are knowledgeable and passionate which enhances enthusiasm for the subject matter,” said Pruitt. He found the coursework to be challenging with instructors willing to take time to help students work through problems, and share their wisdom. 

His interest in electronics and engineering led Pruitt to pursue the Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) design co-op program through a partnership with RCC while….

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