Bill Bennett MSJC CIS Instructor MVC

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Picture:Bill Bennett, Instructor

Professional Objective

To Learn all there is to learn about learning, design aesthetically as well as functionally, create thoughts & objects that inspire, motivate & educate the masses to the power of computers & the Internet.

Executive Summary

I have been an active part of the Digital Publishing revolution since the beginning

  • Professionally trained and experienced in the operation of Compugraphic photo and digital typesetting equipment, Macs, and PCs.
  • Operating system experience includes: MS DOS 2 - 7, MS Windows Desktop OS 1 - current, MS Server OS 286, 386, NT - current, Mac 1 - current.
  • Software application experience includes: PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Corel Draw, Corel Motion, Corel 3D, Corel Photo Paint, Quark Express, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Exchange, MS SQL server, MS Internet Explorer and Edge, MS Internet Information Server, FrontPage, MS Visio, MS Expression Web, MS Publisher, MS Visual Studio, Chrome Web Browser and OS, Visual Reality, Camtasia, Articulate, and Dbase II - V.
  • Hardware experience: I've operated and built from the ground up many Intel 8088, 8086, 386, 486, Pentium (Pro, II, III, IV), Xeon, i7 and i9 personal computers.
  • Consulting Experince I have designed computer systems on spec for clients as well as researching and consulting on their software and hardware needs. I have programmed, configured, and administered several Cisco routers and switches.
  • Designed and developed several retail point-of-purchase and inventory systems using dBase.
  • Designed and wrote various computer applications using Basic, QBasic, Visual Basic, Postscript, VB Script, JScript, JavaScript, JAVA, C#, HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, XML, AJAX, ASP, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, and MS Visual Studio 2010-2020.
  • In addition to teaching these technologies, my focus for the past 39 years has been to immerse myself in digital communications technologies in order to keep abreast of all technological advancements related to multimedia and interactive application development for all desktop, mobile, and Web-based platforms.

Present Jobs

  • Tenured full-time CIS Instructor for Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC). I teach online and face-to-face courses for various Information Technology (IT) industry certifications including: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA), and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW). I am also the Webmaster for MSJC's Computer Information Systems department on the Menifee campus.
  • IT Certification Trainer for the University of California, Riverside (UCR) extension program. I have earned trainer certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CIW.
  • Owner/Operator of Bennett Media, LLC, Bennett Ranch, and the Online Training Academy.

Previous Jobs

  • General Manager/Advertising Director/Graphic Designer/IT Certification Trainer for College of Information Technology, Fullerton, CA.
  • TrainerTraining Manager/IT Certification for New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Riverside/Colton, CA. I wrote the curriculum for their "Train the Trainer" course. (moved to Colton in 1996, Colton location closed in 2004)
  • Owner/Operator of the Video Place, a chain of four video rental stores in Country Village, CA; Rubidoux, CA; Riverside, CA; and Carlsbad, CA. (closed in 2002)
  • IT Technician/Production Manager/Advertising Director/Graphic Designer for the Riverside County Record/West Side Shopping News weekly newspaper which serves the unincorporated areas of West Riverside County, CA.
  • On-Air Personality for: KBLF/KSNR in Red Bluff/Redding, CA [aircheck]; WOAI-FM, San Antonio, TX; Z100-FM (now Y100FM), San Antonio, TX [aircheck]; KDES-AM/FM, Palm Springs, CA [aircheck]; KAMP-AM (now KWST), El Centro, CA [aircheck]

Academic Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Career & Educational Technology from California State University, San Bernardino
  • Master's Degree in Career & Technical Education (Supervision & Coordination) from California State University, San Bernardino
  • Master's Degree in Instructional Design & Technology from California State University, Fullerton
  • PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning pending from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Education

Talents/Interests

  • My interests include: researching Internet-based technologies, designing online courses, creating multimedia projects for web and DVD, music (rock, pop, jazz, ambiance, swing, big bands and Frank), playing my electronic keyboard, digital photography (still & video), horseback riding, softball, & playing with all the critters on the ranch.

Community Involvement