electronics enthusiast, part-time teacher and former professional
technician, Mike Robinson has been a part-time instructor
at Sierra College since the spring of 1985. During
that time he has been a member of the Electronics Technology
Department, the Computer Integrated Electronics Department
and now the Mechatronics Department. He has taught
at least these sections: ET 10, 12, 20 and 21; CIE 5, 8,
10, 16, 20, 24, and 30 and MECH 1, 10 and 14.
his interest in electronics, Mr. Robinson was a history
major in school and has subsequently been a professional
radio announcer, retail salesperson (electronics), armed
security patrolman, rescue person (ambulance EMT, winter
survival/rescue, avalanche rescue), structural firefighter
and professional dishwasher.
in electronics began in earnest when he enrolled in college
again, to learn how to troubleshoot the devices he was already
busy building. This advancement inadvertently led
to a vocation. He has since worked for a diverse group
of electronics-industry employers in positions that include
assembly, board test, final system test, quality control,
engineering aide, PCB designer, design draftsperson and
include documenting family get-togethers and vacations,
gathering family history and storytelling. He currently
seeks to be an inspiring elder to his family's younger generations.
ambitions center on being the best teacher he can be, eventually
trying to retire with some dignity in what may be a post-social-security
So, if you prefer
a teacher who has three decades of real-life, on-the-job
technical experience, more than thirty years of teaching
experience, who follows a practice of only teaching classes
to which that real-life experience applies, who knows what
it's like to work a full-time job and go to night school
and who expresses the excitement of teaching his long-time
hobby, then sign
up for one of his classes.
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I'm a teacher … PART TIME!"
Jones to his son.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull (2008)