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HCC computer networking graduate’s career takes off

August 24, 2021

To love Omoruyi, the definition of a good job is one that you don’t mind going every day. His concert at HEB fits that description, and more.

Last August, Houston Community College graduate Omoruyi joined the San Antonio, Texas-based supermarket giant as a field electrical and computer maintenance technician.

“It’s a great job,” said Omoruyi, 26, father of one. “I do whatever they need to do, from setting up firewall switches to fixing cash registers and scanners. If there is a power outage, I’ll go into the computer room to find out which switches are out of order and put them back in place. ”

Omoruyi, who is of Nigerian descent, graduated from Alief Early High School in 2014 with both a high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree from HCC as a double credit student.

“I’ve always been interested in computers,” he says. “I was building gaming PCs when I was 12, and I was also pursuing music, playing drums for my church.”

At HCC, Omoruyi learned more about information technology and decided to focus on networking. After being CompTIA A + certified, he now plans to take the Network + certification test and return to college this fall to study Linux administration.

“He is very ambitious and has a high standard for himself to reach the peak of his career in the IT field,” said Josh Lo, assistant professor of computer networks at HCC. “He has a lot going on with him as a single dad. He wants to offer a better life for his family. He is always looking to acquire more skills to help him advance in his career. “

Omoruyi said his work at HEB provides him with a solid foundation to apply the skills he has learned and gain new knowledge along the way. This month, he undertook a project to install time clock for HEB employees and was able to use much of what he learned from HCC.

“I am grateful for my training at HCC,” he said. “I really see how everything I’ve learned is applied on the pitch. “

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