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Meet Mr. Urmston

About the Program

CISCO Networking Academy is a one year program that prepares students with entry-level IT skills focusing on computer maintenance, diagnostics, and repair. For more information, click on the "CISCO Networking Academy Program Page" link in the blue box to the right. 


About the Instructor

  • Instructor at ROC since 2001.
  • California teaching credential in CTE Information Technology.
  • BS, Information Systems, Brigham Young University – Hawaii.
  • Kern County Teacher of the Year, Jim Burke Education Foundation, 2012.
  • NCWIT* Central California Teacher of the Year, 2014.
  • CISCO Certified Instructor, CompTIA A+ Certification, and Calif. Business Educator Assoc. member.
  • CTE Mentor Teacher for Kern High School District.
  • Assistant Girls Swim Coach, Liberty High School.
  • Previously worked at PBVSD as a Network Technician and B&B Surplus as a Systems Administrator.
  • Married, father of four, active in his church, and participates in endurance athletics (triathlon, marathon).
 * National Center for Women & Information Technology