Joe Madison had already completed a semester of college work by the time he graduated from Baldwinsville high school in June 2015. Madison earned a total of 16 college credits, making his transition to college much easier.
Madison is an Engineering Science major with an Honors minor. His high-level performance in class has earned him induction into international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He credits the faculty with playing a huge role in his success. “The professors here are very nice and helpful. With the smaller class sizes you can interact more. Instead of big huge lecture halls where the teacher just stands up there and writes things and then you leave, here you get to ask questions and know your professor and they are very helpful both in class and during their office hours.”
Madison is utilizing the College’s Career and Applied Learning Center to get a first-hand look at what a degree in Engineering Science will mean to him. He’s setting up job shadows which will allow him to see what workers in the field do on a daily basis. It’s one more way in which he’s enjoying his time at OCC. “My experience here has been very good. I’m very impressed with it. You’re not spending a ton of money while you’re deciding what you are going to be doing someday.”