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Lying prof The curious might want to know about their next (or first) electronics teacher, Mike Robinson.  

From where did this guy come, what else has he done and where does he think he's going?

A self-described 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.

Before discovering 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.

His interests 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 project engineer.

His avocations 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.

Mike's future 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 era.

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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"YES, I'm a teacher PART TIME!"
"Indiana" Jones to his son.
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