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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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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:

SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/24/17
AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/22/17



Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/9/18
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/26/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/18



Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cartography Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/13/17
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17

Marc MintzMarc Mintz

Upcoming Classes:

Android 6 Security Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/9/18
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/20/18

Joseph Sandoval

Upcoming Classes:

Word: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
PowerPoint: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17


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