RCBC alum enjoys fulfilling CAD career
Tuesday, Jan 04, 2022

Alex Wolf

Alex Wolf has held an interest in engineering since learning about it from his father. When considering what to study after high school, he decided to begin with Rowan College at Burlington County’s manufacturing machinist program. There, he learned blueprint reading, applied math, job layout, hand and power tools, manual milling, manual lathe, grinding, band saw and CNC lathe and mill machines. Upon completion of the program, he chose to continue his studies with an engineering degree from RCBC, citing the college’s affordability and convenience. 

“I’ve always been fascinated by math and physics, so it just made sense,” Wolf said. 

Wolf enjoyed his time at RCBC, recalling that the professors were all more approachable and personable than the ones he encountered at Drexel, where he studied for just over one year before transferring to RCBC. 

Since graduating, Wolf has worked as a CNC programmer, CAD specialist and CAD technician. He credits RCBC’s Account Manager in Business Engagement and Career Services Stacy Hunt as helping him gain exposure to local employers.

“Stacy Hunt has been an immense amount of help distributing my resume and helping me in the search for employment on multiple occasions,” Wolf said. “As a CAD tech, I've had a few jobs. One of which was with Pike Telecom, drawing overhead views of neighborhoods, showing telephone poles and (internet) cables, outlining work that a field technician needed to complete. My other CAD job required me to create blueprints for the creation of hardware for helicopters, planes and other military defense equipment.”

When he’s not busy working, Wolf enjoys designing and printing parts on his 3D printer, playing tennis, mini golfing and camping. 

“Alex is exceptional in his craft and has leveraged his experiences with each position he has taken,” Hunt said. 

To learn more about RCBC’s engineering programs, visit rcbc.edu/academics/engineering-technology.