Winter 2011 |
From Student to Instructor
Who: Bob Boyer
Academic Program: Applied Technology
Hobbies: Boating and Fishing
Little Known Fact: After graduating high school in 1975, Bob Boyer enrolled
in MCC's Automotive Program
You could say MCC is in his blood. After graduating from high school Bob Boyer enrolled in MCC's
Automotive program. After retiring from naval service where he was a machinist's mate second class,
he attended MCC on the GI Bill and earned his Associate in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and
Heating Technology. In 1989 he started teaching at MCC as an adjunct instructor. Fast forward two
decades and Boyer was working as the project coordinator for applied technology and corporate
education. While fulfilling that role, he earned his bachelor's degree in adult education from
Bellevue University. Now he is a full-time instructor for the process operation technology degree
program at the Washington County Technology Center. Phew!
Boyer's love for learning, teaching and working with students attracted him to MCC. "I really
enjoy working with students and making a difference," said Boyer. "Preparing students with the
skills and knowledge they need to be successful is very rewarding."
Boyer's past and current experience operating and maintaining area HVAC systems make him an
industry expert. He ensures that what MCC is teaching is relevant and usable in the real world.
Boyer states, "If industry doesn't want it then why would we teach it."
In addition to instructing full-time at MCC, Boyer currently works part-time at Energy Systems
Company helping to ensure that the heating and cooling needs for 90 downtown Omaha buildings are
Boyer's past career experience includes maintaining the HVAC systems for Lutheran Hospital (no
longer open) and Immanuel Medical Center.
Applied Technology at MCC
Applied Technology offers a wide range of career options within the skilled trades.
Training options range from a single course to a two-year associate degree, as well as
apprenticeship training programs.
- High quality, hands-on learning environments using the latest in technology,
software and equipment.
- Lab settings that simulate real work environments.
- Learning experiences that allow students to meet their educational goals,
realize their potential and develop an understanding of career options.
- Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
- Architectural Design Technology
- Auto Collision Technology
- Automotive Technology
- CDL-A Truck Driving
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Construction Technology
- Diesel Technology
- Electrical Apprenticeship
- Electrical Technology
- Industrial and Commercial Trades
- Mechanical Design Technology
- Plumbing Apprenticeship
- Process Operations/Power Plant Technology
- Utility Line Technician
- Welding Technology