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Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology Advisory Committee

Texas State Technical College was created by the Texas Legislature and mandated to carry out technical and vocational training for which there is a demand in the state. In order to carry out this mandate, the College identifies technical and vocational needs and designs and develops educational programs to meet these needs. Only a combined effort by educators and industrial representatives on a continuing basis can ensure that training needs are properly identified, and training is updated in conjunction with changing developments and requirements.

To assure that these needs are correctly identified, it is imperative that representatives of the industries who employ trained personnel assist in their identification. In order to accomplish this goal, technology Advisory Committees are formed to determine these needs. Committee members serve for two-year terms and meet at least once a year.

The main function of the Computer Drafting & Design Technology Advisory Committee is to identify the knowledge and skills required for entry-level Computer Drafting & Design technicians. The input of the Advisory Committee enables the department to identify training requirements, and is mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • Alfredo (Freddie) Gomez -- Baker Hughes-Baker Oil Tools
  • Rolando Cruz -- CEC Consulting Engineering
  • Jorge Perez -- Frieze Nichols Perez Engineering
  • Rolando Rubiano -- Green, Rubiano & Associates
  • Jack Tegarden -- Hanna High School
  • Joe Balderas -- Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ruben Canales -- Melden & Hunt, Inc
  • Albert Chronis -- Mercedes High School
  • Armando Noriega -- NAISMITH Engineering, Inc.
  • Armando Ruiz -- NRS Consulting Engineers
  • Oneil Cuevas -- Pace High School
  • Ron Lopez -- Pace High School
  • Jerrell "Bo" Blackmon, Jr. -- S & B Infrastructure, Ltd.
  • George Torres -- Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
  • Ricky Nietshe -- Shaw-Smith and Associates
  • Juan Galvan, RPLS -- SurvCon
  • Victor Castaneda -- Turner, Collie and Braden, Inc.
  • Carlos Garza -- Turner, Collie and Braden, Inc.
  • Tony Flores -- Weatherford
  • Alfonso Gonzalez -- Webb CISD
  • Oscar Garcia -- Weslaco ISD

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