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Traci Whitton

Traci O'Connor

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department: Engineering Technology/Mechanical Engineering Technology
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In 2001, with only a year into college, Traci Whitton began her career at The Timken Company as a CNC programmer and CAD operator as she worked to earn her Mechanical Drafting Technology degree through Isothermal Community College. After earning her degree, she was promoted to Senior Designer.

In 2005, while still working at The Timken Company, she began teaching at Isothermal Community College at night while also earning her Engineering degree through Western Carolina University. In 2008, she became a full-time faculty member at ICC where she was a Mechanical Drafting instructor, later earning the title of Lead Instructor.

In 2021, she became the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Director at Cape Fear Community College. Over her manufacturing and teaching careers, she has gained a wealth of knowledge in many CAD software programs and has taught courses in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, architecture, drafting, CNC programming, and 3D printing.


AAS, Mechanical Drafting Technology, Isothermal Community College
BS, Engineering Technology, Western Carolina University

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