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Our instructors are industry experts who enjoy teaching the concepts and skills that are part of their own daily work. Their knowledge of the latest tools and techniques allows them to accurately and effectively respond to your individual and business needs. In addition, our instructors provide valuable opportunities for networking and real-world experience. For more information about our Digital Arts instructors, please see the list below..

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Kyle Dozier

Upcoming Classes:

Android 7 Security Essentials (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/16/2019
Windows 10 Security Essentials (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/2/2019

Gathen GarciaGathen Garcia is a native (fourth generation) New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. He has been employed at PNM for the past 33 years, currently as the Manager of Drafting and Geographic Information Systems Department (DGIS). He is responsible for managing all GIS, CAD, and 3D Visualization support for electric transmission and distribution at PNM. He is also responsible for all AutoCAD customization. For the past 24 years, he has also been teaching beginning through advanced AutoCAD and 3D modeling and SketchUP through Continuing Education. He has been using AutoCAD since release 2.x which was introduced in 1984. He has trademarked and patented two software applications that have been sold and are being marketed to the global utility industry. His group has received geospatial awards from GITA and ESRI. He is a past board member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC), a member of the Central New Mexico College GIS Advisory Committee, and a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools CAD Advisory committee. He first got involved with GIS in 1997 while managing the CAD Department for PNM. His involvement with GIS has primarily been in the Utility Industry.

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 2/27/2019
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019

Ralph KeetonThis instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Security+ (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 2/19/2019
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 3/19/2019
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working in the field for 14 years. He received a Masters degree (MA) in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird's Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards the world's mounting ecological and social problems. Towards this end, Mr. Menke focuses largely on conservation. With Bird's Eye View he has worked for dozens of federal, state and municipal agencies, and non‐government organizations. He is proficient in the use of both ESRI and open source software, and the creation, analysis, modeling, and display of spatial data. Mr. Menke has served on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) and is a past President. He is currently President of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. He teaches GIS at UNM and other schools, and is a member of the Society for Conservation GIS.

Upcoming Classes:

QGIS: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019
QGIS: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019

Glenn NormanMA in English, University of New Mexico. Glenn is a Linux, Unix and Windows network consultant and programmer with 20 years experience in the medical, education and environmental fields. A member of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), he is the Project Manager for Hacker Highschool v.2 and a contributor to the OSSTMM "hacker's handbook. "

Upcoming Classes:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/20/2019
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/4/2019
Security+ (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/26/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019
Ethical Hacking Part 1: Tools and Techniques (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019
Ethical Hacking Part 2: Prep for the CEH (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/7/2019

Bryan O'Neill

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Basics for New Computer Users (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019
Windows: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/25/2019

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