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Marcus Dixon - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Marcus Dixson goes from protecting to drafting.
Marcus Dixon - Canadian Valley Technology Center

Marcus Dixon

THEN: A returning veteran ready to continue his education. After graduating from Stillwater High School, Marcus spent a couple of semesters at Oklahoma State University before enlisting in the Oklahoma National Guard. Deployed to Iraq for 18 months in 2003 and another tour of duty in Iraq, Marcus returned home in 2008. He enrolled in the Computer Aided Drafting and Design course at CVT where he

  • Became a member of SkillsUSA and competed in state contests in post-secondary Architectural Drafting.
  • Earned 30 college credit hours.
  • Learned to create products using design, drafting and 3D modeling software.

NOW: Marcus graduated from CVTC and earned his associate’s degree in applied science with a CADD option from Redlands Community College. Currently enrolled at the University of Oklahoma majoring in civil engineering, Marcus participates on the steel bridge building team with plans to intern with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and hopes to one day work there.