Nick Kjos has decided to retire in May after 19 years teaching Electronics/Telecommunications Technology at Bismarck State College.
Kjos is an associate professor and teaches theory classes in digital electronics and telecommunications and the accompanying labs. This year, he completed curriculum writing for new lesson plans and labs after the program expanded from the BSC Technical Center to the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy on campus.
"It's a wonderful job. I have really enjoyed my stay at BSC," said Kjos, a full-time associate professor. "I'm leaving a lot of good friends, some wonderful memories, and, hopefully, some students who learned something from me."
Kjos started at BSC in 1993 after working in the oil industry as an instrument supervisor for a seismograph company that made underground maps for oil formations. During his teaching career, he taught computer hardware before electronics and was on the Computer Use Steering Committee for 17 years. He also was active as administrator and judge for the Skills USA contest held at BSC.
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