Please see the AIC page(s) for additonal information about AIC.
I have taught some Introduction-level classes at Ventura College; most of my teaching
has been at Oxnard College. I have taught A+ Certification for 4 years through three
major exam changes and three revisions to the textbook. I have also taught NT 4.0
Server Certification for two semesters (until the exam was retired) after building
my own Server network at home and successfully passing the exam. I am currently
studying Windows 2003 Server. I have also taught HTML, Web design, Introduction
to Computers and Introduction to the Internet classes. My students respect the
effort I put into teaching and have consistently rated my efforts highly. Upwards
of 50% of students have successfully passed the A+ Certification exams.
Impact is headquartered in Ojai, CA; on-site office locations include: Ojai Valley Inn and
Spa, Ojai; Mandalay Bay Inn, Oxnard; Seascape Resort, Monterey, CA; Grand Summit, Park City, Utah.
Impact provides rental equipment and technical support for lighting, stage setting, video,
audio services and computer rental systems. Clients range from corporations using a hotel
or large meeting location for internal meetings to national show producers using a convention
center for a trade show.
St. John's Regional Medical Center
St. John's is a 360+ bed hospital serving much of Ventura County. The
Patient Care system was purchased from a vendor and runs on Data General
hardware. Seven analysts work in the Patient Care MIS group supporting
the functional departments of the hospital and working with the Care system
(data base maintenance, problem solving, data management). My responsibilities
crossed functional areas as most departments wanted additional reports
from the system. In addition to working with the Care system and its
method(s) of data storage, I also worked with the Report Writer (custom
written for the Care system). The manager that hired me had some
experience at writing reports and was prepared to provide time to
learn the complex system; upon his departure, his replacement had
other expectations. St. John's currently out-sources almost all
report writting needs to a consultant that works with clients
across the United States.
Buena Medical Clinic
Buena Medical Clinic is a for-profit Medical Group based in Ventura
with clinics in neighbor communities. Primary patient information is
stored on a VAX-based system; the day-to-day informational needs of
staff are provided by desktop computers. Two servers, running Windows NT
help to co-ordinate the transfer of information between staff. The clinic
was in the transition phase from Windows For Workgroups to Windows 95
during the time I managed the process. Most of the computers being
transitioned needed hardware upgrades or new equipment to work effectively
with Windows 95. The network linking desktops was functional, but not
as stable as we would have liked it to be. BMC was purchased by a
larger Health Maintenance Organization in the Los Angeles area during
my time there. This served to constrict the ability to upgrade much
of the support infrastructure.
Mental Health Department, County of Ventura
The Mental Health Department used Mac computers; the balance of the
County departments used PC's extensively. As a result, support that
other departments enjoyed was minimal from the central Information
Services Department. Boundary and responsibility issues had to be
resolved on a frequent basis as the network of Macs "piggy-backed"
on the central (ISD-supported) patient information system network. There
were 80 Macs in the department when I started; the installed based reached
180 systems at the time budget cuts eliminated my position. I was
called back twice to assist with problems until replacement staff
Aegir Systems, Oxnard
Aegir Systems was an "8-a" company (minority owned and operated)serving the
local military base with various computer-related support tasks. Many of the staff
were previous military. I was involved with software development projects
using database development tools to provide information support systems for several
groups: weapons support, central IS support and communications support (mail system
address transfers). I also did some work on developing a QC/QA tracking and
scheduling application for the LA area transit district contract.
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