Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Bruce Mount
I spent 20 years as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic and Field Training Instructor in the USAF teaching basic, digital electronics, soldering and a multitude of support equipment for the F-16 aircraft, electrical power generation equipment for radar sites in United States Air Forces in Europe as well as foreign training for allied maintenance personnel from different parts of the world. Upon leaving the service I spent 10 years as a Robotics and Laser Equipment Technician as well as a HVAC/R Technician.
I completed my Journeyman Heating Air Conditioning, Cooling and Refrigeration with Boise State University graduating in the top of my class, certifying in light commercial and residential heating and air conditioning. Near that period I also completed an Applied Science Bachelor’s degree from Boise State, receiving additional technical certificates in Industrial Maintenance and HVAC/R and DCC systems rounding out my knowledge of many industrial career fields.
I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Technical and Technology Education from University of Idaho in 2012.
I have extensive knowledge and experience on light industrial types of equipment to include compressors, generators, electronics, hydraulics, and pneumatics. I have teaching experience as a Master Instructor, teaching these 30 courses in the Air Force for many years in Europe.
My time after military service gained me additional experience in digital controls and electrical motors, further augmenting my existing robotics and laser expertise.
Most of my teaching career has been in equipment maintenance and military training of maintainers of aerospace equipment, heating, ventilation air conditioning cooling and power generation equipment on the F-16 weapons systems. I was responsible to test, diagnose, analyze and repair utilizing electronic test equipment such as O scopes, pulse generators, air conditioning gauges, and voltmeters along with other various industrial test and support equipment.
I feel I am uniquely qualified to teach Pre-Engineering here at Sawtooth and I am having a fun time doing it with Project Lead the Way. This gives us great materials and allows enough innovation for each course to be challenging and effective at lighting the spark for these young engineers and thier future choices.