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Featured STL Networking Student for May 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for May 2019

May 17, 2019 in Featured Students / by Christina Johnston

Ryan Ortbals


I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where I received my Bachelor’s in General Studies.  After college I got a job working at Civil Design, Inc., a small civil engineering firm in St. Louis, where I worked for thirteen plus years as a Water Resource Tech and Land Surveyor. I worked a lot of rewarding projects during my time as a Land Surveyor. Some as small as locating property corners for a single home to as big as total bridge replacement over the Mississippi.  My most memorable experience I had as a surveyor was finding a property corner stone set in 1865.


Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I chose Centriq because of the convenience of the program. I was looking to gain hands-on skills and the knowledge I needed to pursue a career in the IT field.

Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: I would have to say that A+ and Windows Server Administration because of all the hands-on experience with Virtual Machines.

Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: After Centriq, I hope to start my career as a Technician further sharpening my IT skills.

Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: Outside of Technology my interests include Woodworking, playing hockey, teaching my son to ice skate, and Curling.