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  • Faculty Spotlight - Jason Cook

    Faculty Spotlight - Jason Cook

    Jason Cook graduated from Northwest Tech in '97 and began his career at Central Power Systems and Services. In 2013, he transitioned to teaching Diesel Technology at Northwest Kansas Technical College. He has a BS in Technical Education. Jason is happily married and has three sons.

  • Faculty Spotlight - Joseph Dobbs

    Faculty Spotlight - Joseph DobbsJoseph Dobbs has spent 20+ in the construction field and recently transitioned to an instructor position. The construction field is his passion and he finds satisfaction in completing jobs for families and business owners. Teaching has become another passion of his and he loves passing on his skills and knowledge to the next generation. Joseph is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in CTE, is a Licensed Building Contractor, and holds certifications including Forklift operator, OSHA 10 certified, and NCCER Instructor certified.

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  • Faculty Spotlight - Gia Brachtenbach

    Faculty Spotlight - Gia Brachtenbach

    Gia Brachtenbach is the Computer Graphics Technology instructor. She hopes to inspire and equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to thrive in the creative industry. Through a diverse range of creative disciplines, including graphic design, photography, web design, animation, and videography, students will explore their interests and develop their creative talents. Her ultimate goal is to equip students with the skills, confidence, and entrepreneurial mindset to pursue their passions, whether it be launching their own business ventures or thriving in a design-oriented workplace. She has a bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design, 10+ years in the creative industry, and Design and technician experience!

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  • Program Spotlight - Respiratory Care

    Program Spotlight - Respiratory Care

    The Respiratory Care program at Northwest Tech is designed to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). The curriculum is directly related to career standards and employment opportunities. Instruction includes both lab and classroom situations with an emphasis on clinical components.

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  • Faculty Spotlight - Josh Simmons

    Faculty Spotlight - Josh Simmons

    Josh Simmons has a combined total of 24 years of experience in the Diesel Industry. He has worked in Ag (John Deere, CNH) and On-Highway Diesel (Peterbilt, Kenworth, International). For the past 8 years, he has been an Instructor in the Diesel Program at Northwest Tech. As a fellow graduate, he enjoys teaching the trade to your youth so the diesel industry can continue to thrive. Josh also has an Associate of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education, and is ASE Certified.

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